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Finance Business Partner – Infrastructure (CRSTS)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The West of England Combined Authority’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) is a £540m investment in public and active travel in the region.  It will substantially upgrade our public transport offer through new and improved sustainable transport corridors, improvements to walking and cycling facilities, new and improved railway stations and better signing, ticketing and branding.

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual with excellent technical, analytical and communication skills to join the West of England Combined Authority as our new Finance Business Partner – CRSTS.                                   

You will help them deliver effective and efficient finance support by undertaking a range of activities, within the following specialist work areas including supporting the provision of effective and efficient financial information through proactive business partnering and providing financial modelling assistance when required.

A flexible, innovative approach is an essential requirement together with the willingness to respond constructively to challenge and opportunity and to be able to work alone or as part of a team.

We are looking for candidates who are qualified or a part-qualified accountant actively studying at the final level (CCAB/CIMA) with previous experience of business partnering, preparing budgets, budget monitoring, capital accounting and modelling.


Package Description

The West of England Combined Authority is seeking to appoint a Finance Business Partner, to join the Finance team.

This is an exciting time to join the West of England Combined Authority. In the last year nearly three quarters of a billion pounds of new investment has been secured for the region. New plans are in place to deliver on Mayoral priorities to improve transport, skills and housing for our residents, take decisive action to tackle the climate emergency, and to support communities facing the cost-of-living crisis. There is a relentless focus on delivery to put the West of England on the map for regional, national and global success.

Led by the regional Metro Mayor, the West of England Combined Authority brings together three local councils, the Local Enterprise Partnership and works with communities, other public services, and industry to deliver for the region.


About the Company

The West Of England Combined Authority is an equal opportunities employer, in line with the Equalities Act 2010, and invite applicants to contact us to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process.

The West Of England Combined Authority is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We ensure all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or citizenship status. We are also  proud to have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Flexible and Hybrid working.

The Combined Authority is adopting a Hybrid working approach, which enables employees to split their week between working in the workplace and working remotely.

Hybrid Working forms just part of the flexible working options that the Combined Authority is offering as the new way of working. Flexible working is an arrangement that enables employees to have a way of working that suits and employee’s and employer’s needs whilst maintain a work-life balance.

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