Finance Business Partner - Tenders Global

Finance Business Partner


Job Description

Finance Business Partner

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Salary: 45,579 – 47,858 with excellent benefits

Location: London, UK

Hybrid Working: A minimum of 40% of working time is spent face to face, either in London office, or as a result of external engagement or travel for WaterAid. WaterAid is located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

About WaterAid:
Want to use your skills in Finance Business Partnering to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

We need passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best. Together, we will make a bigger difference.

Join WaterAid as Finance Business Partner to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work award-winning organisation.

About the Team:
The WaterAid Management Accounting team is responsible for providing robust reporting and analysis across the organisation, to ensure that WaterAid UK makes effective financial decisions and long term plans aligned with the 10 year strategy. The Finance Business Partners are essential in ensuring that key decisions makers are informed and engaged with key financial processes and manage risks.

As Finance Business Partner to Communications and Fundraising directorates, you will:

  • Regularly advise Communications and Fundraising leaders and senior manager to review financial aspects of their operational plans.
  • Develop a systematic forecasting process for the directorate and ensure robust 3-year income and expenditure financial plans are implemented.
  • Support on long term financial plans and modelling supporting WAUKs 10-year strategy.
  • Develop enhanced self-service reporting relevant at budget holder and department level that supports optimal decision-making.
  • Create efficient finance processes that best deliver the needs of the organisation.
  • Provide training and advice to build the financial management competencies of budget holders.
  • Work closely with the wider finance and IS team on delivering the organisational priorities.

You’ll also:

  • Work with Communications and Fundraising department heads to produce their multiple year income and expenditure budgets that are required to achieve the multi-year operational plan and strategy.
  • Evaluate performance against plans and apply business insight to enable fundraising strategies to be delivered successfully.
  • Use analysis to identify trends from across the department and ensure optimal financial decision-making.
  • Collaborate with the wider organisation to ensure that financial management information is complete and accurate.
  • Use Business Intelligence Tools to develop insightful dashboards that inform decision making and encourage self-service.
  • Identify operational and financial risks and determine the method of mitigating the risk with relevant stakeholders.

About you:

  • Completed a professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA).
  • Experience of formulating, overseeing and reporting on operational plans, including KPIs.
  • Demonstrable innovative ability: using data and insight to inform recommendations for improvements to products, processes or activities.
  • Proven experience of using insight and analysis to provide trends, inform and drive business decisions.
  • Keen interest in information systems, ability to learn new systems quickly.
  • Experience of accounting for restricted funds, preferably in an international organisation.
  • Adaptability to build effective working relationships with both finance and non-finance colleagues and work in a collaborative way.
  • Highly organised, with the ability to prioritise and co-ordinate multiple tasks and confident to work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Closing date: Applications will close at 23:59 on 17th December 2023. Availability for interview is required weeks commencing 8th January and 15th January 2024.

How to Apply: To see the full job pack, please click ‘Apply’. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.

Pre-employment screening: In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK. All our vacancies require a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to comply with our Safer Recruitment policy.

Our Benefits:

  • 36 days’ holiday (including 8 Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangement
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave
  • Sabbaticals
  • Volunteer Day

Our Commitment

Our People Promise:

We will work with passion and focus to ensure safe and sustainable water, toilets and hygiene are available to everyone, everywhere. WaterAid is a place of purpose – where people have a real commitment and shared responsibility for the impact we have. We are a global community with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, motivated by inspiring, stimulating work. We are determined to put the wellbeing of our people first, to be a place where people feel safe and able to contribute their voice and truly live our values.

Equal opportunities:

We are an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, customs, traditions and ways of life. This includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or social origin, health status, and economic or social situation.


We are also committed to protecting everyone we come into contact with. We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of power, privilege or trust across our global work, and any form of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, abuse, bullying, harassment, or exploitation. Safeguarding the people and communities we work with, our staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously.

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