Finance Business Partner (inside IR35) | Ref: PSR0038849

Finance Business Partner (inside IR35) | Ref: PSR0038849

Posted 1 week ago by Public Sector Resourcing

Bristol, London, Manchester

Finance Business Partner (inside IR35)

Contract Term: 6 months

Contracting Authority:  Government Digital Services (GDS) Cabinet Office

Location: 3 days a week London, Manchester or Bristol

At the Government Digital Service (GDS), our mission is to build a simple, joined-up and personalised experience of government for everyone. Using our unique position at the centre of government, we develop services that work for the user, however complex the underlying systems may be. We believe that ensuring things work for end users is the only way to realise the efficiencies that come with digital transformation. From our unique position at the centre of government, we will:

  • Advance the digital transformation of government through user centred service design and agile delivery.
  • Build and maintain the common platforms and critical digital infrastructure on which others can build and people can access great public services.
  • Work with departments to identify patterns, share learning, and harness technology to foster innovation and drive efficiency across government.

As a Finance Business Partner your main responsibilities would be: 

  • Developing a deep knowledge of GDS business areas, their needs and priorities and providing support and advice on financial matters.
  • Providing analysis to support decision making and using benchmarking to highlight opportunities and add value.
  • Assessing accounting implications and providing accounting advice in accordance with international financial reporting standards and central government accounting rules.
  • Building financial and commercial awareness of non-finance staff within the business, for example working with business units to ensure correct financial processes are understood and followed.
  • Overseeing the month end reporting process to ensure accurate submission of journals and other adjustments to maintain accuracy of the general ledger and reporting of the monthly forecast.
  • Producing ad hoc analysis to support business units through fiscal events and annual business planning rounds.
  • Working with business units to ensure evidence is available to support National Audit Office (NAO) s interim and full year audits.

You ll have relevant experience in:

  • A high level of competence in budget management, planning, forecasting and risk identification combined with excellent problem solving skills.
  • Well-developed communication, presentation and relationship management skills including an ability to engage effectively with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Credibility with senior colleagues and stakeholders and the ability to influence decision-making.
  • Excellent technical accounting skills across a wide range of financial disciplines and a proven ability to apply them effectively along with knowledge of how government finance works.
  • Strong data analysis skills combined with a clear understanding of how this should be applied for the benefit of the organisation.
  • Proficiency in using spreadsheets tools such as Excel/Google Sheets
  • Familiarity with Government Business Case drafting requirements 

Scope Desirables

  • CCAB, or equivalent, qualified or part qualified.
  • Scoping and Applying COS 14 VAT Relief

If this Finance Business Partner role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply and speak to one of our PSR team now.


Disability confident

As a member of the disability confident scheme, GDS guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

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We will be in touch to discuss your suitability and arrange your Guaranteed Interview.

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In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following, this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different.

Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas