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Finance Business Partner

YMCA Fairthorne Group
3.9 out of 5
Up to £40,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time



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  • Additional leave
  • Childcare
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule

Full job description

Finance Business Partner

Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge

40 hours per week – Monday to Friday (Flexible working hours considered)

Salary: up to £40,000 per annum

Benefits to you:

  • Employer pension contribution
  • 25 days holiday FTE + Bank Holidays, increasing with length of service up to a maximum of 30 days
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave (up to 10 days per annum)
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Program with Health Assured
  • 50% discount on nursery fees
  • Day camps discounts: 1 week free and 1 week at 50% per child per annum
  • Campsite and activities discounts at YMCA Fairthorne Manor
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job Purpose:

Reporting into the Head of Finance, the finance business partner role is key in supporting the directors understand the financial performance of their area and deliver/exceed the budgeted targets. The successful candidate will be an essential member of a small tight knit team and be able to deliver clear management information and accounts that supports the leadership team to deliver the budgeted trading performance in terms of surplus and cash targets The role has the following core areas of focus:

  • Support the Directors/Leadership team to understand the financial performance of their areas and identify actions needed to achieve the financial targets
  • Provide commercial and business partnering support to drive good decision making and appropriate use of cash
  • Ensure the statutory and regulated accounts are delivered on time and with clean audit opinions

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality financial analysis to support decision making & take the initiative to improve business performance. Help identify commercial opportunities for each of the directors and support on business and capex cases
  • Ensure budget and in year forecasts are produced collaboratively with leadership team and appropriate director and work with the directors to ensure overall performance is delivered
  • Support with production of the management accounts and ensure monthly reporting is accurate and timely and variances are clearly identified and explained
  • As part of the team, maintain control accounts, bank account reconciliations and other balance sheet items; ensure reporting is compliant with our obligations eg VAT/stat accounts
  • Manage sales ledger, ensuring team are up to date with invoicing and payment allocation and support the team with debt chasing
  • Manage restricted funding, working with the Head of Finance and Fundraising Team to ensure accurate records are held
  • Assist with preparation of monthly KPI analysis
  • Manage a team member in supporting the Housing business
  • Contribute to policy development in areas relevant to the role.

Person Specification & Key Competencies

Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least 1 year demonstrable and relevant experience in either a Business Partnering or Management Accounts Role; part qualified and studying for ACCA or CIMA is desirable
  • Good level of IT proficiency especially excel
  • Managing others and a team
  • A dedication to inclusion
  • Sound knowledge of accounting practices
  • Some travel to other locations required within Hampshire to support the leadership team

Personal Attributes:

  • A genuine enthusiasm for the work of the charity
  • Ability to communicate well and engage positively with a wide range of people both finance and non-finance and clearly present financial information and explain the commercial impact
  • Ability to influence and impact
  • Self-Starter and well organised with a track record of using their initiative
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage a highly varied workload
  • A creative and flexible approach to work

Successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are an equal opportunities charity with commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace. A copy of this policy will be made available on request.

Please apply now for this rewarding position and be part of an amazing charity who continue to support and achieve wonderful things within the community.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: Up to £40,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Childcare
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person