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Assistant Finance Business Partner (Fixed-Term)

Reference: MAY20241199
Expiry date: 2024-06-18 10:10:50.663
Location: RSPB UKHQ - The Lodge
Salary: £32,022.00 - £34,377.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Life Assurance Scheme, 26 days' Annual Leave
Duration:6 months
Attachments: RSPBCandidateGuidanceNotes.pdf

The Financial Planning & Reporting Team are looking for an Assistant Business Partner (AFBP) to join the team as soon as possible. This is a home-based role, but there may be occasional need for travel, including to our headquarters in Sandy.

What's the role about? 

The post holder will be one of two AFBPs and will support the Finance Business Partners and Senior Reporting Accountant with the production of weekly and monthly financial reports and general management accounts duties.

The post holder will complete reconciliations and maintain records for budget monitoring and forecasting in support of the Finance Business Partners. They may also investigate variances and help maintain the finance systems. 

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • The post holder must either hold an AAT level 4 qualification or be CIMA / ACCA part qualified. 
  • They must be numerate and proficient in using Microsoft 365, particularly excel.
  • They must be able to build relationships within the finance team and comfortable resolving queries with non finance specialists.
  • They must be able to work at pace with minimal supervision and able to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Previous experience as a management accountant or finance business partnering role.
  • Previous exposure to commercial reporting and or charitable income reporting.

This is a Fixed-Term role for 37.5 hours per week, for 6 months. The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

Please note that we are actively recruiting for this position to replace the current postholder, and therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. For further information please contact 

As part of this application you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete a short form. If you wish to provide a cover letter with your application, please include this at the end of your CV document upload.

This role will require completion of a DBS/PVG/Access NI in addition to the standard pre-employment checks.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The RSPB is a licenced sponsor. This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.