Finance Business Partner

Badenoch & Clark
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a large multinational financial services business based in Birmingham is seeking a Finance Business Partner to join the team. To manage departmental delivery of objectives to the Finance Manager and relevant internal and external customers in all aspects of financial responsibility. To deliver operational process improvement and change management within the department and across functionally. Ensure service agreements are met by leading and developing finance relationships and managing resources. Responsibilities to include management of direct and indirect staff and operational financial challenge.

Responsibilities Include:

* Application of commercial and financial knowledge to influence operational outcomes and deliver results to the Finance managers and relevant business functions.
* Challenge the accuracy, integrity and quality of the assets, liabilities and P&L data being reported.
* Management of resource to ensure all departmental deliverables are defined and delivered accurately and of requisite quality in line with customer timetables.
* Responsible for driving and embedding a culture of financial and commercial challenge.
* Understand and manage the Risk and Control framework that the organisation operates, applying finance knowledge to ensure departmental risks are evaluated, measured, and mitigated.
* Develop, lead and influence effective relationships with key internal and external contacts and be seen as a subject matter expert and key business stakeholder.
* Define and operationally improve the financial processes, models and systems (e.g. general ledger, forecasting tool and group submission tool). Challenge, develop and implement improvements in efficiency and quality.
* Proactively drive continuous end to end improvement of the organisation model in the department to ensure both financial accuracy and correct customer outcome.
* Define and deliver operational MI to executive stakeholders, that drives and influences business action and cross functional understanding as well as process improvement.
* Application of subject matter expertise within Finance, through appropriate engagement with stakeholders to drive long term improvement to operational models.
* Articulate financial concepts, results and impacts to non-financial individuals across all levels of the organisation and to external stakeholders.
* Management of direct and indirect staff in delivering BAU service and management of staff performance.
* Improve team effectiveness through gap analysis, coordinating delivery of objectives, challenging as appropriate and inspiring the team to deliver continuous improvement.
* Deputise for management for operational tasks.

The ideal Candidate would have the following:

* CIMA/ACCA Qualified or equivalent
* Strong Financial reporting and presentation skills
* Good understanding of business cases
* Strong business partnering skills, Exec level stakeholders would be ideal

Please send in your application if you would like to learn more about this opportunity

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