Assistant Finance Business Partner

Lancashire, UK
19 Aug 2019
26 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Finance Business Partner - salary dependent on experience
LOCATION: Blackburn

Job Purpose:

To work closely with the Finance Business Partner to drive the business's financial performance and support the commercial decision making process.

Key Challenges:

This is a challenging and complex role that will require a high level of diligence, strong interpersonal skills, but also someone who can push back and challenge often in high pressure scenarios.

Be able to meet SLA's in terms of bid / contract delivery which will on occasion require a high level of flexibility to get the job done.

Being recognised as a valued and trusted source of support for the business.

Creating a working environment that recognises the value of personal development.

Prepare and present business and performance reviews and updates to Leadership team.

Job Accountabilities:

Decision Support

·To be the finance support for an area of the business

·Support business decisions that improve margins, cash flows and mitigate risks

·Proactively performance manage, challenge and influence senior management to maximise business performance

·Effective management of the commercial aspects of any bid or tender


Understand, develop and present insightful KPI's to support the effective management of your business are:-


Analyse business performance and ask the "what if "questions

Analysis and challenge customer profitability

Review and understand the sales pipeline, to ensure it is accurate, and identify themes e.g. win rates, reasons for losses etc.


Support the Commercial Team in the annual budgeting and monthly forecasting process, ensuring accuracy, challenging accuracy of assumptions and flagging areas of concerns for escalation

Provide input to WD6 review through a thorough understanding of the performance of the area e.g. pipeline, sales and delivery lead cycles etc.

Provide monthly forecast refreshes


Support in any adhoc projects as and when required

Person Specification:

·Graduate with demonstrable commercial experience

·Part Qualified Accountant, who has the desire to qualify in a timely manner

·Inquisitive mind

·Willingness to develop into a Business Partner over time

·Excellent relationship building skills

·Good understanding of Telecoms Industry

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