Finance Business Partner

BSM Associates
03 Feb 2017
03 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Financial Planning and Analysis team, led by the Head of Financial Planning and Analysis is one of the core departments within the Global Finance and Treasury function.

The team is responsible for the delivery of the Financial Plan, including the preparation of the Board of Directors materials, as well as in the provision of high quality financial management information, analysis and advice to senior management across business units and support functions of the group.


  • Own and develop the relationship between Business Unit senior management and Finance
  • Provide insightful financial analysis as well as reporting, budgeting, forecasting and accounting advice to support strategic decision making
  • Management, support and development of team

Financial Planning

  • Focal point for all financial planning for respective area
  • Build a working knowledge of BU trading initiatives to ensure provision of value adding support to the front office in producing the annual budgeting and business planning process and any subsequent reforecasting exercises
  • Support intra-year financial reforecasts in line with Group, Executive, and senior management requirements
  • Provide key support in the presentation of budget/business plan and re-forecast to senior management and the Executive Committee (Excom)
  • Ensure submissions have been received from relevant business areas, within agreed timescales and are complete according to Group, Executive, commercial and business management requirements
  • Challenge assumptions - thorough review of budget/business plan inputs to ensure accuracy and provide input to the cost challenge process
  • Understand and challenge costs and cost drivers for respective area
  • Support BU management with financial modelling where necessary
  • Responsible for linking the financial plan to the operating plan for respective area, fully understanding resource requirements necessary to deliver the financial plan

Management Reporting

  • Focal point for all financial MI for respective BU area
  • Prepare high quality, insightful management information on time, analyse and understand variances and trends against budget and reforecast
  • Serve as a business partner and act as a key point of contact for all front office MI requirements
  • Work collaboratively with the wider Finance team developing good working relationships in addition to the wider business
  • Proactively seek out improvement opportunities both from a process and a commercial perspective
  • Contribute to ensuring that the provision of MI continues to strive toward best practice
  • Drive cost management, accountability and strategy across respective area
  • Leading post implementation reviews of approved investment initiatives and tracking cost / benefits