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Finance Business Partner

  • Full time
  • £39,917 – £44,646
  • Edinburgh - Hybrid Working
  • Closing 12th December 2023

  • Advertised from 24th November 2023
  • Hours: 35
  • Reference: CSS202316


At Children 1st our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well with their family. As a charity we offer emotional, practical, and financial support to help families to put children first and campaign to uphold the rights of every child.

An opportunity has arisen for a Finance Business Partner to join our Finance Team within our Corporate Services Directorate.

This role is integral to the running of the organisation, working with the Head of Finance across the organisation supporting managers in their business planning, budget setting and providing management information to allow our managers to make the best possible decisions. The role will also be responsible for producing management accounts.

Based in Edinburgh, with some home working and visits to sites across Scotland, the successful candidate will bring significant experience business partnering. The role will involve collaborating with colleagues across the organisation, taking the time to build relationships and understand the needs of the organisation.

You join us at an exciting time as we continue to play our part in helping Scotland's children and families as we enter the post-covid world and navigate a cost of living crisis. We are a dynamic charity focussed on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a busy finance team which is going through a period of change and development.

The main duties and responsibilities include:

  • To act as a key interface between Finance and Children 1st’s business units based across Scotland.
  • Develop and maintain accurate knowledge and understanding of cost centre environment.
  • Sign off and supply correct information for internal and external publication, for which accuracy and auditability are key.
  • Operate a Finance onboarding process for new delivery partners to ensure that adequate data provision is in place and operational records are kept.

To be considered for this opportunity you must be/have:

  • Fully Qualified Accountant (ICAS, ACA, ACCA, CIMA etc.)
  • Month-end and management accounts experience
  • Have a strong aptitude for analysing financial data
  • Budgeting and performance management experience
  • Strong excel skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Package Includes:

  • Full Time, 35-hour week
  • Hybrid working
  • Other flexible working arrangements
  • 40 days leave entitlement
  • Company pension

If you have previous experience of working in a senior accountancy role, are enthusiastic and motivated we’d love to hear from you.

Application notes

Closing date: 12th December at noon.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held the week commencing 18th December

For further information and to apply, please visit

Children 1st has a long tradition of valuing and involving sessional and volunteer workers. To find out more about volunteering with us, please visit our website.

The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme/Disclosure information.

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st