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DATE ADDED: Sat 21/03/2020

Finance Business Partner

Kendal, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: £35,327 + flexible working + pension

Based in the beautiful Lakeland town of Kendal, this Finance Business Partner role is paying a salary of just over £35K for a 37 hour week, flexi time and an excellent pension.  BT&S are pleased to be partnering Southlakes Housing in the Lake District to recruit for this newly created permanent position of Assets Business Partner. Looking for a Qualified Accountant (or actively studying to qualify), to join their finance team


This Finance Business Partner will be responsible for delivering a range of financial services to support the Assets Team to deliver a comprehensive budget, management and financial accounting service for:

Major Repairs programme

  • Ensuring the timely and accurate reporting and forecasting of expenditure.
  • Prepare the annual budget
  • Prepare and present accurate and timely management accounts and financial forecasts
  • Identifying capital expenditure and capitalising
  • Maintain the component accounting fixed assets register
  • Provide cashflow forecast information to support the accurate Group cashflow forecast.
  • Support the Finance Manager in the coordination and production of the Group annual financial statements
  • Prepare and submit the Group’s VAT return
  • Maintain & prepare the anual budget for the non-housing fixed assets

Housing & Property Maintenance Subsidiary:                    

  • Prepare the annual budget, and present accurate and timely management accounts and financial forecasts, enabling analysis of performance and supporting continous performance improvement.
  • Prepare this divisions financial reports for the Board and the financial statements supporting the external auditors.


  • You will ideally be a Qualified Accountant or actively working towards qualifying.  You will have a proactive approach to form strong working relationships with other departments and external agencies.
  • You will have experience of working within a finance team and be able to produce a set of management accounts, working knowledge of balance sheet accounting to deadlines.
  • You must be able to work with and use complex data, establish and maintain working financial models to provide financial reporting and analysis to non-finance colleagues.
  • You will have excellent Excel and other Microsoft application knowledge alongside working knowledge of computerised financial systems. An eye for detail and accuracy is a must and a strong understanding of financial controls, process, procedures, legislation and current practice.


  • Salary of just over £35,000
  • 37 hr 5 day week (flexibility around working patterns can be considered)
  • Flexi time (plus ability to earn 13 flexi days per annum, one per month)
  • 23 days leave (increasing 1 day annually to 28 days) + bank holidays
  • 2 non-contractual privilege days to be taken between Christmas and New Year (when the office is expected to be closed)
  • Excellent pension (2 options to choose from)