Senior Finance Business Partner (Corporate Services) - Grade 6 Department for International Trade £59,453 - £69,418 per annum £1000 accountancy allowance The Role Finance Business Partners work closely with the groups within the Department for International Trade, providing financial information, advice, challenge and assurance to enable effective decision making. They champion a value for money culture and embed a robust financial planning management and control regime throughout the department. ? Key responsibilities will be: Build an in depth knowledge of DIT's Corporate Services, Official Development Assistance and centrally held budgets, understanding the financial and performance drivers, risks and issues. Be the conduit between finance and the business for financial exercises such as Business Planning, Quarterly Reviews and the Spending Review. Working across the Strategic Finance Team to agree budgets within the Department's spending envelope and ensure robust financial and delivery plans are in place within the group. Embedding a value for money culture within the department and supporting financial decisions through the provision of advice and challenge. Deliver insightful and timely financial information to budget holders that informs decision making and supports strong financial management and control. Ensure that internal control and governance procedures are understood and followed as the first line of defence for financial management. Build collaborative relationships and work at pace to provide strategic financial advice and analysis. Direct leadership and management of a team of 4 finance business partners, and contribute to the ongoing development, improvement and transformation of DIT's finance function. Required Experience ? Strong leadership track record Experience of working collaboratively and forming influential relationships at senior levels of management Delivery at a strategic level Experience of working across organisational boundaries in order to deliver to high standards and tight deadlines Communicating complex information clearly to non-specialist audiences ? Desirable: An understanding of HMT guidance and the principles of government accounting is also desirable. Required Technical skills/qualifications ? CCAB qualified or equivalent qualification - or equivalent experience - is essential ?