Finance Business Partner

£47,916 - £57,256 depending on skills, qualifications and experience.
Closing date
27/03/2023, 10:00
Normal Office Hours
Full-Time - 37 Hours

Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will be responsible for leading the management of the SPS HQ Financial Reporting function.  The role is to provide financial leadership to the HQ Directorates ensuring the production of relevant, accurate and timely financial advice and supporting information in order that the Directorates will achieve their agreed financial position.

You will provide Strategic financial advice and support to the HQ Directorates in the development of their operational business plans.  A key aspect of this support will be working with the directorates in the development of business cases.

You will have line management responsibility for a number of staff within the Financial Reporting team, an important part of the role will be the mentoring and coaching of the finance team.

The role is a hybrid role with an expectation that the role will require to be at SPS locations approx. 2-3 days a week. The primary base will be at SPS Headquarters, situated in Edinburgh, however, there may be a requirement for you to travel to other SPS sites.

Establishing and maintaining close effective working relationships with Directorate teams providing high quality, reliable, accurate and timely financial information.
Responsible for the overall preparation and monitoring of the HQ Budgets, ensuring the reporting requirements are achieved timely and accurately.
Support the Directorates in the development of strategies and preparation, delivery and performance monitoring of Business Cases.
Manage and Support the directorate Finance managers, ensuring the training and development of the team to attain the best achievable performance.
Responsibility for providing the assurance on the integrity of financial information, ensuring the compliance of SPS controls, financial policies and procedures in the HQ Directorate area.
Person Specification

SPS recruitment and selection practice is based on the fundamentals of our Behavioural Competency Framework. This identifies behaviours and standards required both of applicants seeking to join us, and our staff in their respective roles. Assessment of specific behaviours, of which there are twelve, will be determined by the role you are applying for. Whilst it is unlikely you will be assessed on all of them , you will be assessed on these identified as key to role.

Qualifications Requirements

Membership of a recognised professional accountancy body e.g. ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA


Experience Requirements

Experience of delivering finance business partnering in a large, complex organisation; with extensive experience of financial reporting, planning, budgeting and forecasting processes.


You will have proven experience of effectively and constructively negotiating with non-finance stakeholders, and challenging financial information to secure optimal value for money from services; and experience of delivering high quality results and being able to manage competing priorities in an effective and resilient manner.


Experience in the preparation of business cases, and provision of analysis and insight to support investment decision making; in the development and monitoring of savings and efficiency plans; and in the improvement of financial processes and financial management information.


Knowledge Skills Requirements

Building and Maintaining Relationships

Accomplished people management skills with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of contacts and positively influence others to achieve desired results.



A strong track record in team leadership  with experience of coaching and mentoring finance staff


Planning and prioritising

Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines with a high degree of accuracy.  Able to demonstrate high degree of flexibility in planning and prioritising own and team’s workloads.


Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to positively influence internal and external stakeholders.


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