Senior Business Analyst
Brighter. Bolder. Birmingham.
Birmingham City Council is the largest local authority in Europe – and we’re on the cusp of something truly special. With an annual spend of over £3billion we’re gearing up for major events such as the 2022 Commonwealth Games and the creation of HS2. Championing economic growth for the city, we’re determined to create a brighter future for all our citizens and at the heart of this ambition lies our Finance team. Join us and you won’t just improve life for 1.1 million people, you’ll help Birmingham become one of the world’s most successful, sustainable cities.
Our vision is for Finance to be a best-in-class function that’s agile, innovative and proactive, as well as diverse and inclusive. This is an incredibly exciting time for us; the opportunities for you to contribute and influence, to make bold and significant changes, are endless. As we change finance services to give customers more control and add value through data analytics and insight, you’ll be at the forefront of achievement and progress.
As a Senior Business Analyst, you’ll be involved with reporting the corporate revenue forecast position for Birmingham on a monthly basis, working with colleagues across the Council. These reports are publicly available and extremely high profile. You will also take on a key role in accounting of the Collection Fund, which contributes around £800m income per year to the Council. Your forecasts will significantly influence the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan. You’ll provide analysis, financial modelling, expert recommendations, influence decisions, advise budget holders and ensure compliance with legislation. You’ll support the Finance Manager and deputise when necessary. It all adds up to an exciting role where you’ll provide excellent business partner support to help us meet our goals. CCAB-qualified or equivalent, you’ve advised on a range of operational issues before. You can draw on good knowledge of business partnering, management accounting, commercial thinking, planning, budgeting, forecasting and performance management, as well as relevant legislation. You’ll also have the people skills to build strong relationships with colleagues and to get the best out of teams. An experienced finance professional, you’re motivated, politically smart, caring and passionate about what you do.
This is more than your next finance role. It’s a chance to create a brighter, bolder Birmingham.
Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.
For informal enquires please contact Richard Peirce on
07929 285339 or Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.
Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer