Senior Finance Business Partner

London, UK
21 Sep 2019
05 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Senior Finance Business Partner
Job Code: 1145666

Skill Band: Finance
Location: United Kingdom - London

Type: FTC
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2019

Senior Finance Business Partner (FTC or Perm)
One Lime Street,
About Us
Lloyd's is the world's leading insurance and reinsurance marketplace. Through the collective intelligence and risk-sharing expertise of the market's underwriters and brokers, Lloyd's helps to create a braver world.
The Lloyd's market provides the leadership and insight to anticipate and understand risk, and the knowledge to develop relevant, new and innovative forms of insurance for customers globally.
It offers the efficiencies of shared resources and services in a marketplace that covers and shares risks from more than 200 territories, in any industry, at any scale.
It promises a trusted, enduring partnership built on the confidence that Lloyd's protects what matters most: helping people, businesses and communities to recover in times of need.
Lloyd's began with a few courageous entrepreneurs in a coffeeshop. Three centuries later, the Lloyd's market continues that proud tradition, sharing risk in order to protect, build resilience and inspire courage everywhere.
Group Finance is at the heart of the corporation and has financial oversight for the UK and 35 offices across the world. This includes Financial management, annual reports, operations, controls, planning, budgets and forecasts.
The Role
Finance Business partnering are a trusted and well connected team at the heart of the Corporation. They work closely with the Corporation's most senior leaders to provide strategic insight and analysis to challenge our teams and drive better decision making.
What Will You Do?
  • Collectively the Finance Business partners are responsible for the financial planning, budgeting and forecasting process of c. 350m Corporation spend and c.1,000 headcount planning across 35 offices. This is a senior role that translates technical financial information into relevant business insight for the Lloyds Executive team and their direct reports.
  • Develop excellent MI reporting and tracking of the Corporation's strategic objectives using agreed KPI's.
  • Provides financial expertise and evaluation on key Corporation wide strategic initiatives and other commercial reviews required by ExCo and the SLT.
  • Provide and content manage financial and commercial decision making documentation/papers before review by ExCo and the SLT including the quarterly operating review pack preparation which will provide business insight and informed challenge that is relevant to each ExCo function and the CEO.
  • Take a structured approach to drive collaboration between business functions and all areas of Group Finance. Partner with SLT on commercial and financial decision making, focussing on cost reduction, revenue enhancement and efficiency opportunities.
  • Work in partnership with the Strategic PMO to launch financial project tracking tools and techniques to effectively manage 31m global project spend and ensure ongoing benefit tracking is linked to budget and forecast cycles.
  • The Anaplan FP&A model is owned by this team. This role must co-ordinate the day to day use of Anaplan, ongoing development, data held in the system and relationship with Vuealta. This includes evaluating data, systems and processes to recommend appropriate changes to enhance planning information reliability, accuracy and insight for the Corporation.
  • Lead 'small change, big difference' projects to continuously improve processes and activities that include: evaluation of systems and processes to enhance information reliability, accuracy, interrogation and insight for the Corporation.
  • Overall responsibility for developing team members, interpreting the strategy, linking objectives, performance management, provide personal development opportunities and ensure appropriate training and development plans are in place
  • Understand risks and controls and proactively identify and report risks and issues
  • Budget, forecast and planning process to monitor and predict financial performance
  • Responsible for the delivery reports against internal controls
  • Responsible for risk management within departments and onward reporting ensuring risk is managed at the appropriate level of risk appetite.
What You'll Need
  • Excellent PowerPoint & Excel skills
  • Influencing & negotiating skills
  • Stakeholder Management skills
  • Presentation/ Public speaking skills
  • Ability to think strategically as well as focus on the detail
  • Ability to analyse complex data sets
  • Review & evaluation skills
  • Accountancy: Reporting and Financial & Planning analysis
  • Ability to interpret legal advice & take appropriate practical actions
  • Knowledge of best practice accountancy & governance principles
  • Knowledge of best practice financial planning & analysis to support the Executive and business
  • Knowledge of relevant legal & regulatory requirements both UK and International
  • Knowledge of accounting standards as applicable to financial services and insurance organisations.
  • Qualified accountant with a progressive record of success, ideally including leadership of a finance team within a fast moving, forward thinking, and dynamic organisation.
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of a commercial business and have worked within an international, complex business.
  • Possess strong analytical/planning skills, together with a strong accounting/control background.
  • Experience in a Group Head Office function within a large reputable organisation;
  • Credible and able to build relationships with a variety of senior business leaders.
  • Strong influencing skills able to network effectively within finance and operational management
  • Strong intellect as well as ability to communicate at all levels, drive change, implement systems and work cross functionally.
  • Experience of implementing system, process and organisational design change.
  • A strong focus on delivery and the ability to both plan and implement the outcomes.
  • Very high level of initiative and self-motivation but also able to follow the agreed way of working
  • Technically and commercially capable, with the ability to fit within a fast moving, demanding, complex and constantly evolving business.
  • Likely to be emotionally resilient, energetic, positive/can do, with the drive and ambition to success.
  • Passionate, hard-working and with a real eye for detail, must enjoy working a hands-on environment with a small, tight-knit team.
  • Worked in a world-class, well-run organisation so they have a vision as well as practical experience for how an effective 'world-class' organisation works and communicates. This person needs to have demonstrated the ability to build an effective and business focused finance team
Professional Qualification
  • Recognised accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or international equivalent)
As the successful candidate, you can expect to be rewarded with a competitive salary, an enviable range of benefits.
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