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Lead Business Partner - Finance

Cancer Research UK
Closing date
23 Oct 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Lead Business Partner - Finance Location:?Stratford with high flexibility, meaning that you'll only be needed in the office one or two days per week Hours: Full-time (we would consider 4 days per week) Application method:?In our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we are using Anonymous CVs through our recruitment portal. Please therefore ensure that you have completed the 'My Experience' section of the application form and answered the application questions, as CV attachments will not be reviewed. Salary: Circa £65,000 To view the full role profile as well as our benefits, please access our Closing Date: 20th October In this key role, you will provide financial expertise, advice and support to Business Units to ensure that decisions are taken with a deep understanding of the consequences and benefits of those decisions. You'll improve decision making across the Charity and improve the visibility of the Finance team so that the Charity benefits fully from our knowledge and skills - ultimately to join the dots across all CRUK activities with the aim of improving efficiency and thereby preserving more revenue for the CRUK mission. Key Accountabilities: Assess ideas and plans in your allocated Business Unit from a financial perspective and provide expert advice for stakeholders from a financial point of view, working closely with Finance and Procurement colleagues as necessary Ensure financial considerations are included at the right time in the decision making process, ensuring that the financial impact of decisions is considered and evaluated Play a key role in the annual planning process, working closely with Strategy as well as your stakeholders in the Charity to ensure financial plans are aligned across CRUK and resources are allocated to best effect Build strong relationships, develop trust and confidence in your abilities and judgement, to ensure that you are included in conversations and decisions that have a financial impact on the Charity and enable you to influence key decisions Become an effective member of the Leadership Team you are aligned to, taking an active part in operational planning, providing expert advice on decision making and guiding budgeting and forecasting discussions and decisions from a financial perspective. Evaluate stakeholder requests for Finance assistance to ensure time and effort are focussed on analysis that contributes towards meaningful decision making that aligns with the corporate plan or associated operational plans, or is otherwise critical to decision making Develop a deep understanding of the various functions, expertise and activities across the Charity (support functions and strategy as well as Business Units) to ensure effective joining of the dots across all areas Essential Criteria: Significant Business Partnering experience, including at C suite or Director level Extensive experience of presenting complex financial ideas and analysis to non- finance staff The ability to sustain core working relationships with important stakeholders? Experience working within a management information capacity and business analysis forum A proven record of seeking out and leading continuous improvement activity CCAB Qualification or Equivalent The right interpersonal skills are critical to the success of this role. The key behaviours, attitude and personal qualities for this role include: Forward thinking Flexible Positive Empathetic/diplomatic Engaging / likeable What will I gain?? Without you we wouldn't be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So, we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, and much more.?We want to ensure that you have the best work/life balance possible, so we actively encourage a flexible working culture for all of our roles wherever possible.?Depending on your role, options for flexibility could include homeworking, reduced or flexi-hours, job shares, job splits, and core hours. For the majority of our office-based roles?you'll only be?required to work from a specific location for 1 or 2 days a week on average.?You'll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately, you'll know that you'll be changing lives through your work.??? If you're as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.? Together, we will beat cancer.
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