Published: 28th JUNE 2022

Finance Business Partner, Scotland

You will be considered the expert and be a trusted adviser, contributing to and providing information which enables effective decision making and informing the development of strategic and operational plans.

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: Hybrid
  • Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • £43,132 per annum (pro rata for part-time hours)
  • TBA
  • Reference: SUS3565B

About the role

As the Finance Business Partner for Sustrans Scotland, you will provide a comprehensive professional accountancy and general financial advisory service to leaders, managers and staff in Scotland, providing 'real time' financial support and analysis.

You will be considered the expert and be a trusted adviser, contributing to and providing information which enables effective decision making and informing the development of strategic and operational plans. 

You’ll work closely with the Sustrans senior leadership team in Scotland, specifically leading the financial and accountancy support for the circa-£60m government-funded Scottish Active Travel Programme. 

You will work collaboratively, developing effective working relationships with managers and senior leaders.

You will support, influence and challenge management teams on financial matters, ensuring finance and the way money is thought about is aligned with Sustrans' strategic plan.

This role is hybrid and can be carried out from home with occasional travel expected to Edinburgh or Glasgow hubs for meetings. 

Candidates should be based within a commutable distance form a nominated office base in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

 

About you

As a qualified accountant, you will have proven partnering experience, supporting, guiding and advising financing to senior staff in a complex organisation.

You will be an excellent communicator, build relationships easily and have the capability to influence up to executive level. 

You will be skilled in interpreting and analysing accounts and financial information to advise colleagues at a strategic level.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

Work perks

Wellbeing

  • 26 days leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working.
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff).
  • Staff volunteer days.
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service.
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes.

Financial

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans.
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans.
  • Discount benefits.

Family-friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
  • Flexible Working practices (full-time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday).

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented.

Currently, this includes people who identify as having a disability, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

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