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Finance & Projects Business Partner - Carlisle

up to £55,000 (DOE) + Group Benefits - Accountancy
Ref: 5317 Date Posted: Monday 19 Apr 2021
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Lusona has an excellent opportunity for a qualified accountant to join our Carlisle based services client as a Finance & Projects Business Partner. Reporting to the Head of Finance, this is a varied role providing Finance Business Partnering and Financial Reporting support to enterprise-wide projects, IT business teams and subsidiaries.

You will join the business at an exciting time of change and growth as the business moves towards the fulfillment of its strategic agenda.

This role is all about…

  • Finance Business partner for the Head of Change BAU, IT BAU and Change Discretionary cost centres and any other allocated areas by the Head of Finance to ensure all costs are spent within budget, deviations are recorded, and variances mitigated.
  • Partner, guiding, and counseling project management teams through the project life cycle ensuring that financial considerations are addressed throughout.
  • Understanding Project Demand and Supply views and reporting on both
  • Ensuring project forecasts are accurate and reflect the true status of the project at a level that is appropriate based on their position in the project lifecycle.
  • Developing and implementing financial controls, processes and reporting of project initiatives. 
  • Supporting the accounting for all subsidiaries, liaising with the Managing Directors to ensure financial performance is understood and communicated.
  • Ensuring the accounting records of the group and its subsidiary companies, are maintained in a timely, accurate and cost-effective basis.
  • Preparing MI, including budgets and financial statements on a timely and accurate basis that convey the financial message and ensure it is understood by the reader.
  • Understanding, interpreting, and constructively challenging current business performance and practice, identifying and implementing initiatives to improve processes and deliver business performance objectives and commitments. 
  • To carry out any other duties as requested by the Head of Finance, and to deputise for the Head of Finance in his absence regarding Project accounting matters.

About you…

You will be a qualified Accountant with relevant Project Accounting / Finance Business Partnering experience gained in a commercial environment.  You will possess the following skills/experience and personal attributes:


  • Project Accounting and Forecasting.
  • Preparation of budgets and forecasts
  • Interpreting and communicating Financial Performance
  • Month-end reporting
  • Improving processes
  • Developed stakeholder management skills, including the ability to influence and challenge.
  • The ability to communicate complex problems and articulate solutions.

Personable attributes:

  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Self-motivated and conscientious
  • Collaborative approach
  • Inquisitive mindset
  • Positive role-model to members of the team and other colleagues
  • Desire to succeed

Salary up to £55,000 + Group Benefits.  Our client offers a modern professional office working environment as well as the opportunity to work remotely from home part of the week.

For further information contact Stuart Ringland on (01698) 440 337 or email