Finance Business Partner

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Fixed term contract, Permanent, TemporaryContract, Trainee

Salary See description

Updated 4 days ago

Reference 1391346

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Finance Business Partner based in Belfast.

The company

Belfast Met is the largest and longest established further and higher education college in Northern Ireland. We offer a broad range of innovative, high quality, economically relevant provision.

Our modern, award-winning estate spans the length and breadth of the city of Belfast and comprises four main campuses – Titanic Quarter, Millfield, Springvale and Castlereagh – as well as a range of smaller outreach centres, including the new community hub at Girdwood.

We attract over 37,000 enrolments per year and continually adapt and develop our curriculum to keep pace with shifting economic and skills demands. In addition to equipping the city of Belfast and beyond with the skills for work, we are also a £60 million business in our own right. We provide employment to over 1,000 people and procure around £7 million of goods and services per year.


The College’s goal is to be an excellent organisation and a great place to work for all its people.

  • a generous holiday allowance to staff. Leave entitlement will depend on your grade and length of service (further information available in the Candidate Brief document). 
  • New staff are automatically enrolled into the Northern Ireland Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Benenden Healthcare scheme is open to all staff who pay the same flat rate per week. The services include a UK-based GP advice line, stress counselling helpline, independent care advice service, and discounts on health screening.
  • Other benefits include: Occupational Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave/Pay Carer Leave; flexible working; Training and Development and Cycle to work Scheme

Job title: Finance Business Partner

# of posts: 1

Location: Belfast

Contract: Temporary

Salary: £34,106 – £37,107


Belfast Met are seeking to appoint a Finance Business Partner on a temporary full time basis.

Belfast Met is a Non-Departmental Public Body funded by the Department for the Economy.

The Finance Department is integral to the success of the College, supporting operations and influencing the future business strategy to position Belfast Metropolitan College at the forefront of Further Education Delivery.

Services provided by the finance department include:

  • Promote, implement and ensure compliance to College policies and procedures
  • Preparation of all financial statements and returns in line with statutory requirements
  • Payroll function
  • Payment of supplier invoices
  • Raising of invoices to customers and debt collection
  • Procurement function.

The appointment of Finance Business Partner (Band 7) is essential to ensure the delivery of an efficient and effective finance function.

The Finance Business Partner will work closely with a number of Departments within the College to assist in financial planning and budgeting throughout the financial year and to assist in developing and monitoring financial plans, budgets and forecasts.

This is a temporary full-time role until 31 December 2020.

What you need:

Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge

  • EITHER Applicants must be qualified with a recognised accountancy body (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA or equivalent) AND have 2 years’ experience in a financial management role within the public sector OR Applicants must be part qualified* with a recognised accountancy body (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA or equivalent) AND have 3 years’ experience in a financial management role within the public sector.
  • Experience of financial planning for an organisation with an annual budget exceeding £10m.
  • Experience of using and maintaining an integrated computer based accounting system.
  • Evidence of a successful track record of preparing financial plans and financial reports to a wide range of stakeholders.

Desirable Criteria

  • 5 years financial management experience in the public sector

To Apply

To Apply and for more information on this post and application form is available on Belfast Met’s website using our online recruitment portal or using the link below.

Closing date is 12:00noon on Wednesday 20 February 2019