The Role At Link, people are at the heart of everything we do. Our people have made our award-winning social enterprise the success it is today and as it continues to grow, we want them to be the best they can be and to reach their potential. Link is looking for a Finance Business Partner to join the Finance team to provide a high quality, comprehensive financial and management accounting service to a portfolio of partners and business units within the Link group. The post holder will provide a supporting and advisory “business partner” service including the provision of financial reporting, business and strategic planning, budgeting services and generalist financial advice. The Finance Business Partner will also be required to present financial information to Boards of Management. The Finance Business Partner will work closely with the Financial Accounting Manager and Financial Accountant to provide all necessary subsidiary input for consolidated group accounts and budgets, ensuring that accounting policies, standards and practices are aligned and applied consistently across the group. About You This role requires the successful candidate to be a part qualified accountant with a recognised accounting body (e.g. ICAS, ACA, ACCA, CIMA) and actively studying; with a demonstrable pathway to qualification within 2 years of appointment. You must be able to demonstrate prior experience in a financial or management accounting role and have prior knowledge and experience of financial ledger systems. In addition, we are looking for someone with experience of building successful relationships with people at all levels and with non-finance business partners. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate previous knowledge and experience of housing, charities, social care, social enterprise, property or other voluntary sector organisations. In return you will be offered the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge through employee training and development. You can expect to work in a supportive, trusting and transparent working environment, with the autonomy to offer creative and innovative solutions whilst maintaining Link’ s values; Responsibility, Empathy, Social Impact, Participate, Equality, Challenge and Transparency. For further information on the main position accountabilities and a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to our Job Information Pack on our online recruitment portal. What’s in it for you? Link offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities. As a Link employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services. In return, we are looking for applications from people who will contribute to our aims and work to the highest professional standards. Closing Date: Midnight on Monday 18 January 2021 Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Thursday 28 January 2021 via MS Teams How to Apply Our online application method is the most efficient way to apply and can be started by clicking the “Apply Now” button on our online recruitment portal. You must complete an application form to be considered for any of our vacancies, but you don’t need a CV to apply for our positions. You will be able to save your application form as you go and return to it by clicking on the ‘My Applications’ tab of the vacancy search page and entering your username and password. We can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by emailing our Resourcing Team at [email protected]
and detailing which format you would require. Please note that CV's will not be considered. Please note should an internal applicant be successful in applying for this position on either a seconded or permanent basis, they will move to the terms and conditions associated with the role for the duration of the time they are in post. The terms and conditions are outlined in the job information pack. Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.