Finance Business Partner

Michael Page Finance
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
£40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
30 Sep 2017
05 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client a large business services company based in Cardiff is looking for recruit a Finance Business Partner for its fast growing finance team.

Client Details

Our client is a large business services company based in Cardiff


Working as a business partner to all businesses and support functions, providing financial analysis, critical evaluation, challenge and recommendation, guidance, advice and support.

Prepare and/or source management information and carry out regular financial performance and cost reviews for the sales, marketing, IT, Business Change, and all support functions, including monitoring key financial performance indicators and providing relevant commentaries.

Perform financial appraisals of actual or proposed activities for the business and Commercial including business cases, due diligence, incentive schemes, return on investment evaluations, channel profitability and other appraisals as required

Play an active role in identifying, developing and implementing opportunities to improve profit/risk profile within the business (e.g., through increased income or reduced cost, bad debt or tax)

Support the business in preparing forecasts, budgets and other financial plans and scenarios for the business, including:

Running the cost budget process end to end, including the reporting for Cost Management Committee and Board

Analysis of movements in cost base, and relationship with activity metrics

Analysing cost efficiency gains provided by ESP and Procurement

Working with the business to provide other income forecasts

Ensure that appropriate models and processes are in place for analysing profitability at product, channel, customer and branch level

Promote good financial performance management within the Group, and support development of financial skills amongst the management team.

Promote strong financial control within the Group, working with Finance Operations to identify and embed changes to financial control requirements arising out of changes within the business

Work closely with ESP to create tools and analysis to understand/assess impact of process changes

Ensure that appropriate models and processes are in place for setting fees and charges.


Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent)

Ability to deliver to tight deadline

Ability to manage stakeholders and communicate effectively at a range of levels up to Executive

Demonstrable numeracy, and analytical skills to a high level coupled with a keen eye for detail

Ability to exercise judgement when analysing and filtering information for Group Executives and Senior Management Degree educated

Possess a good understanding of the performance linkages throughout an organisation and how key sensitivities affect results required

Strive to continuously improve

Deal with ambiguous situations

Strong Excel skills

Job Offer

£40,000 - £50,000 plus benefits

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