Finance Business Partner

Posted 14 January 2024
Salary £70000 - £75000 per annum + Hybrid working.
LocationRichmond upon Thames
Job type Permanent
Discipline Accounting & Finance
Contact NameJoanna Engel

Job description

Our Client seeks a Finance Business Partner to join their team on a permanent basis.
Reporting directly to the Head of Controlling the successful individual will be responsible for controlling and reporting the financials of UK and Ireland delivery units. This position will have an active role being part of a business-critical function responsible for submitting forecast, budget, actuals, ad hoc and other projection reports to the controlling group.

The Finance Business Partner would be a detailed oriented individual who is proactive, enthusiastic, and ready to get stuck in with a busy team together with a proven track record of delivering accurate reporting in a time pressured environment, supporting executive level decision making. Great opportunity to grow within the company.

Duties of the Finance Business Partner include:

  • Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with all senior managers and their teams

  • Preparing, analysing and reporting key variances in month end closing to senior management team, focussing on accuracy and remaining cost of delivery

  • Prepare and report on key financial drivers impacting the productivity within the delivery units.

  • Providing FP&A support across the business to both finance and non - finance stakeholders

  • Review and challenge business owners on contract performance and cost spends as required whilst supporting to fully understand their financial performances.

  • Delivery of monthly actuals, budgets, presentations, rolling forecast and business unit cross charges within tight deadlines set by group.

  • Undertake regular meetings and support managers in achieving their financial objectives.

  • Coordinate and deliver annual training to business managers and their teams.

  • Perform financial modelling (delta analysis) on new and existing contracts to obtain assurance on full cost recovery plus mark up, highlight areas to improve and support on improvement measures.

  • Continually support business owners to evaluate the effectiveness of operational procedures and controls to maximize departmental productivity and minimise error.

  • Collaborate with colleagues cross-functionally to increase efficiency in financial processes, ensuring robust controls are in place.

  • Expected to work closely with Head of Controlling on various business proposals supporting growth and investment initiatives.

  • Identify and flag business risks, cost control and governance.

  • Undertake any other duties deemed reasonable in pursuit of business' needs.

Requirements for the Finance Business Partner include:

  • Advanced knowledge of financial ratios and concepts with good analytical skills

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel with the ability to use various functions and formulas.

  • In previous roles would have been exposed to various pricing and cost allocation models

  • SAP, Power BI and VBA knowledge would be a plus.

  • Qualified Accountant

  • Experience of working in corporate environment

  • Proven ability to effectively plan, forecast and prepare management accounts.

  • Proactive, enthusiastic, helpful, and ready to get stuck in with a busy team.

  • Able to work on multiple tasks during busy periods and delivering independently within tight deadlines.

  • A genuine all-rounder and consistent performer able to undertake multitude of tasks within the controlling department.

  • Strong attention to detail when reviewing, analysing, and supporting decision making.

  • Willingness to work hard and beyond the remit where necessary.

  • Supervisory experience

Hybrid working