Finance Business Partner

Finance Business Partner - Greater Manchester, North West

Ref: 605Monday 13 March 2023

Up to £47K, agile and hybrid working, a 35-hour week, holidays

Paying up to £47K plus benefits such as agile and hybrid working, a 35-hour week, perkbox etc. This Greater Manchester Housing Association is looking for a Finance Business Partner to join their team and support the budget holders for Maintainance & Repairs.


The Finance Business Partner plays a key role in providing support and advice to budget holders. The role links the finance team to the operational parts of the business, building strong relationships across key business areas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provision of financial support and advice to the relevant business area, translating complex financial information and advice
  • Preparation of annual budgets, challenging and  supporting the budget holders
  • Collating and summarising overall budgets for the relevant business area for review and input into the Business Plan model
  • Hold monthly meetings with budget holders to discuss their management accounts and provide insight to enable operational decision making
  • Management of an Assistant Business Partner, including appraisal, mentoring, training, and development
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and enhancement of financial processes, controls, and systems to ensure continuous improvements as part of the wider finance team


  • You will ideally be a professionally qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA)
  • Strong communication skills are essential along with the natural desire to partner with non-finance teams and enable budget holders to achieve their goals
  • Customer focussed with the ability to translate and explain complex financial information in a user-friendly way
  • You must have experience in producing management accounts, budgeting and forecasting
  • Ideally, previous working knowledge gained within housing associations, but this is not essential
  • Strong financial IT Skills including a high level of Excel

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