Finance Business Partner
London - 38,755 - 42,852 per annum + benefits*

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 13 September 2017

With its newly expanded role across the entire education system - including skills, further and higher education alongside schools and early years’ education - the Department is central to the Government’s social mobility and economic agendas and has a total Departmental budget of approaching £100bn a year.

The role of finance business partners is becoming increasingly important in supporting the Policy Teams with decision making and delivering value for money across government.  The Assistant Finance Business Partner will work as part of the Finance Business partner team in delivering excellence in analysis, decision making and financial control.  A key aspect of the role is regular dealings with budget leads and Directors to assist with issues in their policy areas and finding solutions, assessing the financial impacts from policy decisions, and advising on budget management.  In addition, the role holder is responsible for ensuring financial information is collated and reported accurately within finance systems and that risk and opportunities to the wider group position are clearly understood. Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting sound budget management
  • Ensure budget holders are clear on their allocated budgets and their targets for managing them
  • Proactive work with the business to ensure accurate budget forecasts are received and are correctly reflected on the systems
  • Ensure a smooth monthly reporting process
  • Challenging and scrutinising information to ensure credibility in the numbers
  • Championing financial awareness and financial management across the business
  • Informing policy development in the group

We are currently recruiting 10 vacancies at the Department for Education so please do get in touch if you are interested by emailing

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*Salary banding - £38,755 -42,852 + civil service pension (22%) and wider benefits

Excellent progression opportunities and salary increases after 6-12 months.

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