Business Advisor

Camden, London (Greater)
£39,243 - £45,520
16 Apr 2018
02 May 2018
Job role
Contract Type

The Role

Contract Type: 12 Month Fixed Term, Full time/Part time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion

Click HERE for information on Camden’s flexible working options

It’s an exciting time to join Camden’s Finance service. Following our accreditation as a CIPFA Platinum Employer, we are seeking a number of innovative, highly skilled individuals to work in our business partnering service and contribute to the development and implementation of the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy.

You will help drive our outcomes-based budgeting approach and deliver the best use of resources for the people of Camden.

We are searching for a full time or part time Business Advisor who will work to a Business Partner and lead the delivery of sound financial advice on all matters within a specific division(s), or support the work of the Business Partner in delivering these functions in more complex areas.

The post holder will provide expert guidance to range of stakeholders within their directorate whilst taking a lead in financial planning, management and coordination of financial arrangements for a given area or service across both revenue and capital finance.

Alongside this, you will also lead on a range of cross-cutting areas such as corporate reporting as required, and take personal responsibility for the development and integration of financial competence within Camden.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will be part qualified in CCAB or have an equivalent recognised accountancy qualification, with the ability to interpret financial data and apply logic and judgement.

You will have expert knowledge and understanding of financial planning, management and financial frameworks in a large organisation – preferably local government.

You will demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills, being able to explain complex and legislative frameworks that apply to local government finance in a clear and concise manner.

The ability to build effective and productive working relationships with colleagues across the Council and demonstrate personal commitment to providing service delivery improvements, including financial systems and processes is essential to the role.

About Camden

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare.

This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert.

When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience.

When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Wednesday 2nd May 2018 at 23:59

Online Deductive Reasoning and Personality Test: TBC

Interviews to be held: week commencing 14th May 2018

Please quote reference: 180000BT

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are:

21st May 2018

18th June 2018

16th July 2018