Interim Finance Business Partner – Maternity Cover

Bristol Student Union
Bristol Student Union
£36k - £40k per annum
Closing Date: 
Monday, 11 March, 2024 - 10:00
Contract Type: 
Full Time
Details of Role: 

We’re looking for someone with the passion to lead on the production and dissemination of Bristol SU’s financial management information and reporting to ensure maximum impact for students now and in the future. 

As a member of the finance team, you will be responsible for shaping and delivering outstanding services working with and through a team of dedicated staff and student leaders. 

You will be responsible for ensuring that the activities and strategies within your area contribute towards the vision, mission, values and strategic direction of the organisation and to deliver against Bristol SU’s charitable objects. 


What’s the job?  

Role: Interim Finance Business Partner 

Hours: Full time 35 hours per week 

Salary: £39.6k - £44.5k per annum

Contract: 9 months FTC 

Closing date: 10am on Monday 11th March 2024 

Interviews: w/c 18 March 2024 

Start date: April 2024 

Location: Hybrid, Clifton office 


Who are we? 

Part business, part charity, part membership body – Bristol SU is a seriously fun place to work.  Our professional staff do something extraordinary every day: we support student leaders to give people a voice in their education, help people get the most out of their student experience and help people make the change they want in the world. We have over 26,000 members, 400 clubs and societies, a diverse range of professional services, and an innovative strategy that will help to create an inclusive and supportive University community. 


What will you bring? 

  • You will ideally be a qualified CCAB accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA). 
  • You’ll have significant experience in monthly management accounting and financial accounting including the completion of year end statutory accounts. 
  • You will have intermediate/advanced Microsoft Excel and Word skills and a good working knowledge of accounting packages. 
  • You will have experience of creating ad-hoc reports to answer business questions and assist management decision making. 
  • You will have significant experience of relaying financial information to non-finance staff.  
  • You’ll have excellent communication skills including significant experience of producing written reports and presentations to a high standard. 
  • You will have excellent attention to detail and can work confidently with complicated data sets. 
  • You will have experience of assessing financial risk and checking and authorising financial transactions for payment with excellent accuracy. 
  • You have experience of managing multiple stakeholders with diverse perspectives and building strong relationships, including working alongside stakeholders at a senior level. 
  • You will have experience of designing and delivering finance training for non-finance staff. 
  • You will be a self-starter, with a hands-on and proactive approach, ready to adapt quickly to a busy and diverse working environment. 
  • You will ideally have some charity experience, including fund accounting. 
  • You will be confident leading on ad hoc finance projects. 
  • You will have excellent logical and pro-active problem-solving skills. 
  • You show commitment to your own personal development and the development of those around you. 


Why apply?  

Because you’re excited to make a difference!  

We offer lots of great benefits including enhanced pay for parents taking maternity, adoption or shared parental leave, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, a generous pension scheme and at least 40 days’ holiday. We’re committed to helping you achieve a healthy work-life balance through flexible working and are open to considering requests for part-time working. We provide professional training so that whatever your chosen field of work, with the right mix of challenge and support, you’ll gain fantastic experience, and room to develop and advance your career. 

We are proud to have been recognised through numerous accreditations and awards that demonstrate our commitment to creating a positive and supportive culture. We have appeared in the Inclusive Companies top 100 list and have won a number of awards for our commitment to diversity, including best Students' Union. We also won a Third Sector Excellence Award at the 2018 Investors in People Awards. No wonder 93% of our employees would recommend Bristol SU as a great place to work! 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are central to life at Bristol SU. We approach our work with positivity and celebrate our diverse and unique communities. Our people are proud of our values and care about creating diverse and supportive communities that are inclusive of age, disability, gender, identity, race, religion, sexual orientation and experience. 

Be yourself, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.  


Key dates 

Closing Date: 10am on Monday 11th March 2024 

Shortlisting: Thurs 14 March 2024 

Interviews: w/c 18 March 2024 

Contact Person: 
Bristol SU People Team
Contact Email:
Postal Address: 
105 Queens Road Richmond Building