Finance Business Partner, Social Care CV

Bushey, Hertfordshire


  • Finance Business Partner, Social Care

    London Borough of Hillingdon



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    City:   Bushey
    County:   Hertfordshire
    Desired job title:   Finance Business Partner, Social Care
    Location:   Bushey Hertfordshire
    Added On:   about 8 months ago

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    Job Titles

    Qualified Accountant Graphic Web Designer SAP Consultant Television Finance Manager Accounts Payable Manager Finance Business Partner, Social Care Finance Business Partner Macmillan Cancer Support Trustee

    Skills

    Financial Control support Budgets & Budgeting Financial Statements/Financial Reports Team Management monthly Budget Monitoring Cost Reduction Year-end ACA England and Wales Monthly Closing Business Transformation analysis of business projection and growth Staff Management Operational Planning management accounts reporting ACA Qualification qualified Assistant qualified FBP Financial Advisement Forecasting Project Team Skills finance support

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Arts Accounting & Finance

    Employment History

    Finance Business Partner, Social Care

    2019 - Present

    * Financial control and support to the Director of Social Care, Provider and Commissioned Care, c.£ 27m budgets * Providing insight and challenge including creating new financial reports for the manager of Passenger Services, c.£ 8m budget, by extracting transport data from Mobisoft and merging with financial data * Establishing and nurturing good working relationships with key staff across all of Social Care, including visiting key contacts in Transport Depot to help strengthen insight into the business * Managing a team of two qualified Assistant Finance Business Partners * Business transformation finance lead, financial input to board papers for transformation of Occupational Therapy, Early Years Centres and Passenger Services * Control of the monthly Budget Monitoring, providing Management Accounts, annual Budget Build and year end Outturn commentary and control on CP (Collaborative Planning) including regular reviews with senior managers * Leads on the monthly Social Care Agency authorisation request reports and Adult Social Care / Children and Young People recruitment requests Key Achievement * Early identification and remedy for a £ 2m funding gap in Passenger Services; swiftly identified the gap in the spend on vehicle contract hire and passenger assistants. Created a detailed full year forecast highlighting the key drivers of spend, created dashboards and challenge to enable the manager to reduce costs, produced key trend data charting growth in demand, enabling a timely drawdown on reserves and agreement to call on a contingency reserve in the MTFF (Medium Term Financial Forecast).


    Macmillan Cancer Support

    2017 - 2019

    Senior Finance Business Partner ------- * Financial control of £ 160m plus operation and support to Executive Directors and senior leadership teams * Budgeting and forecasting for the organisation and regular reporting on KPI's, overseeing month-end. * Financial decision making, analysis of business projection and growth, reports for business transformation projects * Continuously improved management accounts reporting, introduction of new KPI's and challenging assumptions Career Summary Continued * Staff management of one qualified FBP and two part-qualified Finance Analysts * Supported business transformation projects and writing Investment Cases e.g. to extend Support Line Services Key Achievement * Successfully built the £ 500m, 3-year financial framework; combined key strategic investment and BAU spend and gained Trustee approval. Controlled detailed 2019 budgeting, ensuring operational plans and transformation project spend were aligned to the approved framework, an organisationally vital role as Macmillan draws down on reserves to move the business forward.


    Finance Manager

    2016 - 2017

    * Provided comprehensive financial advice and support to the project team, evaluating and interpreted complex Excel bid models and monitored compliance in alignment with strict government guidelines * Checked financial robustness of bids, analysed franchise payments, risk and profit share mechanisms and challenged bidder assumptions, contributing directly to contract award decisions Key Achievement * Wrote financial sections of business case; including c.£ 950 million of investment and gained full approval first time round from the Treasury, without the need for any additional clarifications.


    Commercial Finance Manager

    2013 - 2016

    * Led the financial management of the BBCs international TV and online news channel, providing finance support to Editorial teams across UK, * Identified and created a £ 40m per annum operational budget funded by commercial revenue * Partnered several operational departments, including World News, Newsgathering, Business Programmes, Current Affairs and Production Operations * Initiated the set-up of regular inter-company meetings with key stakeholders with subsequent Chairing, simplifying SAP Sales & Purchase Orders, reconciling intercompany balances and improving working relationships across the group and the Shared Service Centre Key Achievement * Received commendation from the Commissioning Editor for saving £ 4m p/a; formed a clear and concise financial breakdown of a £ 30m contract, substantially improving data quality and spend clarity which enabled a more effective allocation of resources, whilst maintaining output quality.


    Finance Business Partner

    2007 - 2013

    * Performed as Business-Critical Advisor to Senior Editors, maintaining ownership of a £ 55m budget, becoming a trusted source of support to Directors ------- * Financially responsible for commissioning supplier contracts with BBC News & Current Affairs, BBC Radio and independent production companies external to the BBC


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    Finance Business Partner, Social Care CV Profile

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    Finance Business Partner & Finance Manager

    Commercial Acumen | Financial planning & analysis (FP&A) | People Leadership | Analytical & Critical Thinking

     

    A highly experienced and qualified Chartered Accountant with a progressive career development demonstrating strong management of contract finances and budgetary control across a range of industries. Forms an integral part of the business leading on major decisions and providing financial and commercial recommendations to Board level based on financial and market analysis. Resourceful with a results-oriented mindset, contributing to business development and growth, embedding strategy into operational budgets. Familiar with complex and demanding business situations enabling consistent delivery and exceeding of expectations, optimising successes through the use of expert business resources and continual communications amongst key stakeholders.

     

    Areas of Expertise

     

    Management Accounting  

    Variance Analysis  

    Board Level Reporting  

    Budget Planning & Forecasting  

    Process & System Improvements

    Problem & Issue Resolution

    Decision Making Contributions

    Project Finance Support

    Financial Planning & Analysis

    Stakeholder Management

    Staff Management  

    Cash Flow Monitoring & Management

    Strategic Planning & Analysis Investment Cases

    Management Information

     

    Core Competencies

                    Management Accounting & Financial Analysis; effectively creates and reviews management accounts and dashboards, developing strong supporting financial models and KPIs

                    Budgeting; displays confidence in operational budget monitoring and delivery at Board level, providing sound forecasting and presenting with gravitas

                    Decision Making Contributions; provides relevant accounts commentary to senior management offering recommendations to support business growth  

                    Project Management & Process Improvements; experience in leading project finances, comfortable working with several different disciplines, delivering change and business transformations

     

     

    Career Summary

     

    London Borough of Hillingdon                                                                                                                                    April 2019 to present day

    Interim Finance Business Partner, Social Care

     

                    Financial control and support to the Director of Social Care, Provider and Commissioned Care, c.£27m budgets

                    Providing insight and challenge including creating new financial reports for the manager of Passenger Services, c.£8m budget, by extracting transport data from Mobisoft and merging with financial data

                    Establishing and nurturing good working relationships with key staff across all of Social Care, including visiting key contacts in Transport Depot to help strengthen insight into the business

                    Managing a team of two qualified Assistant Finance Business Partners

                    Business transformation finance lead, financial input to board papers for transformation of Occupational Therapy,  Early Years Centres and Passenger Services

                    Control of the monthly Budget Monitoring, providing Management Accounts, annual Budget Build and year end Outturn commentary and control on CP (Collaborative Planning) including regular reviews with senior managers

                    Leads on the monthly Social Care Agency authorisation request reports and Adult Social Care / Children and Young People recruitment requests

     

    Key Achievement  

                    Early identification and remedy for a £2m funding gap in Passenger Services; swiftly identified the gap in the spend on vehicle contract hire and passenger assistants.  Created a detailed full year forecast highlighting the key drivers of spend, created dashboards and challenge to enable the manager to reduce costs, produced key trend data charting growth in demand, enabling a timely drawdown on reserves and agreement to call on a contingency reserve in the MTFF (Medium Term Financial Forecast).

     

     

    Macmillan Cancer Support                                                                                                                        December 2017 to February 2019

    Senior Finance Business Partner

     

                    Financial control of £160m plus operation and support to Executive Directors and senior leadership teams

                    Budgeting and forecasting for the organisation and regular reporting on KPI’s, overseeing month-end.  

                    Financial decision making, analysis of business projection and growth, reports for business transformation projects

                    Continuously improved management accounts reporting, introduction of new KPI’s and challenging assumptions

     

     

     

     

    Career Summary Continued

                    Staff management of one qualified FBP and two part-qualified Finance Analysts

                    Supported business transformation projects and writing Investment Cases e.g. to extend Support Line Services

     

    Key Achievement  

                    Successfully built the £500m, 3-year financial framework; combined key strategic investment and BAU spend and gained Trustee approval. Controlled detailed 2019 budgeting, ensuring operational plans and transformation project spend were aligned to the approved framework, an organisationally vital role as Macmillan draws down on reserves to move the business forward.

     

    Department for Transport                                                                                                                      September 2016 to November 2017

    Finance Manager

     

                    Provided comprehensive financial advice and support to the project team, evaluating and interpreted complex Excel bid models and monitored compliance in alignment with strict government guidelines

                    Checked financial robustness of bids, analysed franchise payments, risk and profit share mechanisms and challenged bidder assumptions, contributing directly to contract award decisions

     

    Key Achievement  

                    Wrote financial sections of business case; including c.£950 million of investment and gained full approval first time round from the Treasury, without the need for any additional clarifications.

     

    BBC World News                                                                                                                                                                                 June 2013 to July 2016  

    Commercial Finance Manager

     

                    Led the financial management of the BBCs international TV and online news channel, providing finance support to Editorial teams across UK, USA and Singapore

                    Identified and created a £40m per annum operational budget funded by commercial revenue

                    Partnered several operational departments, including World News, Newsgathering, Business Programmes, Current Affairs and Production Operations

                    Initiated the set-up of regular inter-company meetings with key stakeholders with subsequent Chairing, simplifying SAP Sales & Purchase Orders, reconciling intercompany balances and improving working relationships across the group and the Shared Service Centre

     

    Key Achievement

                    Received commendation from the Commissioning Editor for saving £4m p/a; formed a clear and concise financial breakdown of a £30m contract, substantially improving data quality and spend clarity which enabled a more effective allocation of resources, whilst maintaining output quality.

     

    BBC World Service English                                                                                                                                               January 2007 to June 2013  

    Finance Business Partner

     

                    Performed as Business-Critical Advisor to Senior Editors, maintaining ownership of a £55m budget, becoming a trusted source of support to Directors

                    Financially responsible for commissioning supplier contracts with BBC News & Current Affairs, BBC Radio and independent production companies external to the BBC

     

    Key Achievements  

                    Negotiated supplier price reductions and implemented a savings plan to cut £17m p/a; from the baseline budget, influenced stakeholders to accept the changes.

     

     

    Earlier Career Summary

     

    Various Finance Roles, BBC Technology & Distribution & BBC World Service Group Finance

    Interim Roles, Barclays Bank, British Rail & BUPA Healthcare.

    Accountancy Practice Training (3 Years), HW Fishers & Co. Chartered Accountants

     

    Qualifications & Professional Development

     

    ACA Chartered Accountant, ICAEW | BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance

    Excel Spreadsheet Modelling Best Practice Trained at OPERIS

    ICAEW Excel Community member

    SAP Business Planning & Consolidation (BPC) | SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW)

     

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