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Finance Business Partner - Business Development

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

Finance Business Partner- Business Development

up to £50,000 Dependent on experience

£4,000 car allowance


We are looking for a Finance Business Partner to join the National Fostering Agency Group in our Bolton Office. The NFA Group partner closely with Local Authorities to provide high quality foster care and special needs education and care, creating the best possible opportunities and outcomes for children. Now with Acorn Care and Education a part of the NFA family we provide education and care across 20 schools and 20 residential care homes nationally.

The successful candidate will support the education and residential operational finance function by successfully integrating new acquisitions into the business and leading on operational improvement projects.

Reporting to the Finance Director, you will provide frontline support for new acquisitions into the business, from financial due diligence through to post acquisition integration support.  Acquisitions are expected to be successfully managed in terms of providing standard financial reporting for monthly accounts, operational KPIs, commentary, budget and forecasts whilst also ensuring that processes are transferred and standardised as per group requirements.

Based in the Bolton Head Office but with frequent UK travel, you will work closely with the rest of the Education and Residential finance team, as well as the Shared Service Centre Finance Team who process all group finance transactions, and various contacts within the schools and the wider Acorn group.


Who we are looking for

We are looking for an ACA/ ACCA / CIMA qualified accountant with relevant PQE in a commercial environment.  Ideally you will have proven delivery of mergers and acquisitions or business integration projects. As Finance Business Partner you will have the ability to influence financial outcomes and work closely with operational managers, building relationships at all levels within the group.

The successful candidate will have advanced Excel skills and will be confident with data manipulation, analytical and presentation skills. Experience of Access Dimensions would be advantageous, though not essential

This role is based in Bolton but with frequent UK travel to both new  and existing operational locations as required.

Why work for us

  • Private health care
  • Dental Cover
  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
  • Extensive training suite
  • Career development across the Group
  • Professional support network
  • Pension

If this sounds like your dream job and you meet all the requirements we’re looking for, we want to hear from you. Applications are invited online through the National Fostering Agency careers website https://www.nfa.co.uk/jobs/vacancies

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer


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Permanent - Full Time


up to £50,000 Dependent on experience


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