Finance Business Partner (D38/23.JB)

Location:  SAMS, Oban

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern:  Full Time (37 hours per week)

Salary Range:  £35,686.33- £40,142.45 per annum


Candidates should hold a recognised accountancy qualification or be partly qualified with evidence of extensive work experience.


The Role

The post holder will manage the Operations Finance Team to ensure all transactions are correctly and timeously posted into the sub-ledgers and balance sheet reconciliations are completed in a timely manner.

You will support the provision of high-quality financial management information and provide professional finance advice to senior managers and budget holders within SAMS, manage the production of monthly financial statements for budget holders, contribute to the overall corporate reporting of the organisation’s financial position, and work with budget holders at a Senior and Executive level to resolve any concerns or difficulties with their financial performance.


Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have considerable experience in a comparable senior finance role, with some experience of implementing new practices, procedures and compliancy changes. You also will have maintained Continuing Professional Development (CPD) over your previous roles.

You will have excellent organisational and planning skills and be able to prioritise and delegate effectively to meet required timescales, whilst maintaining attention to detail to ensure accuracy at all times.


What do we offer in return?

Looking for a change in lifestyle or location? We are based on the beautiful west coast of Scotland – within Argyll & Bute. In addition to your salary, we offer flexible working, a generous remuneration package including pension, holiday allowance, structured career development path, free on-site parking as well as occupational health & wellbeing support. In addition, our employee benefits package includes purchase of additional holidays, technology & smartphones, payroll giving, discounted shopping vouchers and a cycle to work scheme.

Additionally, SAMS encourages and recognises excellence among staff through various recognition and reward arrangements. We constantly develop and expand the benefits and offers for our colleagues.

SAMS offers a generous salary and pension as well as employee benefits package.  We also have supportive policies to assist absence, family and other leave types.



We would love to hear from you.  If you have queries on the job and would like to talk these through before applying, please email these through, in the first instance, to the Head of Finance, John Barrie –

Applications must include CV and Cover Letter and should be sent electronically to  quoting Job Ref. ‘D38/23.JB’ in the subject heading.


Please note, candidates must already have full rights to work in the UK when applying.


Full details can be found here: Finance Business Partner: Job Description