Finance Business Partner


£35,388 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: SUS2748

Sectors: sustainable transport

Closing date: Monday, 28th October 2019  

Finance Business Partner (ref: SUS2748)

£35,388 per annum

37.5 hours per week - based in Edinburgh

As a senior member of Sustrans’ finance team, this role ensures that finance and the way we use and think about our money is front and centre of the transformation agenda for the charity, as we move into a new strategic plan period. This role will also work as part of Sustrans’ senior leadership team in Scotland, leading the financial and accountancy support for the c£60m government-funded Scottish active travel programme.

Sustrans Business Partners provide a comprehensive professional accountancy and general financial advisory service to leaders, managers and staff within the areas of the organisation for which they are responsible. Finance is brought out of the back office and an active partnership between finance and operations is created. This includes providing 'real time' financial support and analysis, being a trusted adviser, providing information which enables effective decision making and informing the development of strategic and operational plans.

Educated to degree level or equivalent and part-qualified in Chartered accountancy – ICAEW, CIMA, CIPFA, ACCA – you will have substantial experience in a related position and proven experience of providing finance advice and support to budget holders. You will also have experience of the preparation of budgets and management accounts and in the interpretation of accounts. You will be accurate, organised and methodical, be able to prioritise your workload to meet deadlines whilst using your excellent communications and interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships. A knowledge of accounting for charities and a commitment to the promotion of sustainable transport would be an advantage.

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am Monday 28 October 2019. Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on Wednesday 6 November 2019.

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We welcome applications from people with the appropriate skills from all parts of the community.

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