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Finance Business Partner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As a Finance Business Partner you will provide accurate, timely and engaging financial information to colleagues, and guide decision makers to commercial outcomes which enable Diabetes UK to achieve our strategic aims. You will be responsible for shaping and delivering the business partnering function for a number of teams. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real contribution to the charity’s success and will equip the right candidate with a broad range of experience and knowledge as they progress their career.  The charity recently invested in a new cloud-based finance system so you would have access to and help to develop our use of the latest tools, including Power BI. 

We have a friendly and inclusive working environment here at Diabetes UK and are proud of our hybrid approach which allows great flexibility in the way that we work. This means that you can balance your working time between home and the office, subject to the needs of your role.

Interview Date First Stage: 25/26 April 2024
Interview Date Second Stage: w/c 1 May 2024

Please note that all job offers are subject to you providing acceptable evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK. You might find the following resources useful:

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    to make click here
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Role Responsibility

You will form a deep understanding of the objectives and activities of the teams you support, and use this to provide expert support and advice to colleagues. You will present insightful analysis and management reports, and lead and support colleagues through budget and reforecast processes.  You will pro-actively identify risks and opportunities, suggest actions and mitigations, and influence delivery teams to take these forward in the best interests of the charity. You will collaborate with others to identify opportunities to save money, reduce risk, or increase impact.

The Ideal Candidate

You are a qualified accountant or expect to qualify in the next 18 months and have a proactive, curious and thorough approach. You have experience of collaborative working in a business partnering environment, providing support and advice to stakeholders at all levels.  You have excellent communication skills and are able to influence and confidently challenge others to make the best decisions for the organisation. You work flexibly in a busy environment and manage conflicting demands by prioritising the most urgent needs of the organisation.  You will have a keen eye for detail and good excel skills to aid analysis.

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working (not applicable to roles with fixed shift patterns)
  • 2 Days TOIL in recognition of fixed shift patterns (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan* (on completion of your probation period and if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme* (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

For nearly 5 million people with diabetes in the UK, there’s no day off. At Diabetes UK, we fight day in, day out for better care, treatment and support. We won’t stop until diabetes can do no harm.

With more people than ever living with diabetes and millions more at risk of developing type 2, our work has never been more needed. We make sure they get the care and support needed to live well with diabetes and avoid devastating complications.

We fund critical research, which has led to life-changing discoveries – like the first insulin pen and programmes to put type 2 diabetes into remission. Now, we want to do this for everyone and find a cure.

We can’t do any of this without you. Our staff are passionate and determined about helping everyone affected by diabetes. For over 85 years, they’ve been behind vital policy changes, as well as new treatments and technologies to make living with diabetes easier every day.

But there’s more to do. And you can be part of it.

We’re a really diverse bunch and we recognise and respect your value as an individual. As well as helping people with diabetes, you’ll be part of one of the top 30 Best UK Charities to Work For, and one of the top 75 Best Large Companies in London.

We’re committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk, and we need our staff and volunteers to support this.

Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Join us today, and together, we can make that a reality.

To find out more about what we do, check out our website.


Diabetes UK

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