Associate Finance Business Partner (Metworks)

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Farringdon, Alton
£38,800 - £43,000 + benefits
13 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

About Us

Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing has a vision that “everyone has a home and the opportunity to live well”; that means working with partners to create sustainable and vibrant neighbourhoods where our customers want to live. With 57,000 homes and more than 120,000 residents and customers we have a real opportunity to make that vision a reality. Our people care, dare and collaborate to ensure we achieve People Powered Living.

This role

The Associate Finance Business Partner will assist in the provision of decision support, management and financial accounting services to the business. The role will act as a link between finance and each area of the business, ensuring a strong financial discipline is in place across each function. It will ensure that financial and procurement regulations are followed, and that the financial regulations are known and understood across the business

  • Support the Finance Business Partners in providing financial analysis and advice in a timely, user-friendly format that enables them to understand financial performance to date and implications for the future.

  • Supporting the Finance Business Partners in the decision-making processes. Enabling them to provide financially informed business decisions in full understanding of the risks and opportunities.

  • Assist the Finance Business Partners in challenging the Functional Directors to ensure they are maximising efficiencies and financial performance enabling them to deliver the financial elements of the strategy

  • Identify key trends and issues affecting financial performance, ensuring budgets and business plans reflect the intended activities.

  • Identify opportunities for income generation, improvements to promote efficient working practices and potential cost saving initiatives.

  • Provide support to the Finance Business Partners in the creation of business plans and budgets. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Work on the preparation of the annual budget. Providing analysis to FBPs to focus their review and challenge of the data.

  • Support FBPs in preparation of a complete monthly accounts and budget packs (data, narrative, gap analysis, risks and opportunities) through provision of financial analysis and supporting information.

  • Monitoring progress against actions plans to deliver on key initiatives.

  • Preparing and distributing a monthly report for each area supported. This will include providing analysis of financial performance and key business drivers.

  • Conducting regular meetings with operational managers to review accounts and financial analyses.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Be Part qualified (CIMA, ACCA, ACA or CPA) or qualified by experience

  • An excellent communicator across a wide range of audiences, presenting financial information in a user-friendly manner

  • A strong commitment to customer service and overall service excellence

  • An understanding of financial management within the housing / property sectors

  • Advanced IT literacy

  • An affinity with the work of the social housing sector

  • Experience of management accounts/budgeting/forecasting

What you'll get in return

In return, you will be exposed to the fast-paced environment where you can benefit from our comprehensive in-house training to continue developing and utilising your skill set.

We offer great benefits, in addition to generous holiday entitlement we provide:

  • life assurance with a matched contribution & pension scheme

  • enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave

  • salary sacrifice schemes and season ticket loans

  • eye care scheme

  • plus lots of voluntary benefits including cash back and discounts from high street names

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, take a look at the attached Job Description for more details and if it’s the ideal job for you, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or for more information call us now on 0203 5353 611.


Our promise
All employment decisions at MTVH are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment,

marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation.

"We are proud to have been recognised by Disability Confident for our commitment to disabled people and those with long term health conditions by providing fair and equal

opportunities for all applicants enabling them to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations."