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Finance Business Partner, Data & Digital - Mat Cover

Employer
Morson Talent
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Finance Business Partner - UK / Europe - | £500-£600 per day inside IR35 - 3 to 12 months | London or Manchester based

Morson are proud to be partnering with a Global Sustainable Logistics Company looking to recruit a Finance Business Partner within the Data & Digital team for a period of 3 to 12 months.

The position is remote based, with limited travel to the office, therefore London or Manchester based candidates are preferred.

The position is responsible for providing finance business partnering and commercial decision support to the Data & Digital Corporate function. This will require partnering with both the Data & Digital pillar leads and their teams in addition to the regional finance teams to ensure a robust financial environment for Data & Digital projects, financial planning, budgeting and management reporting.

In addition to the main duties of this role, we need someone who is:
Project focused, working with other regions and business units across the group
Comfortable with Agile ways of working
Proactive and not reactive
Identify and suggest improvements to processes
Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Finance Business Partner Key Accountabilities will be:

Principal Business Partner and trusted advisor to the Data & Digital corporate function.
Leads the short & medium term planning cycles for Data & Digital - forecasting, budgeting & strategic plan processes.
Provides insightful understanding, analysis & commentary on the financial results and performance of the function.
Provides strategic and operational guidance and appropriate professional challenge in guiding the creation of Data & Digital business cases.
Proactively supports BUP initiatives and actions to drive performance to achieve targeted business outcomes.
Understanding risks and opportunities embedded in the plans and in the operating environment through analysis of market, competitive & operating conditions.
Proactive engagement with Regional finance teams to drive understanding of and achieve financial handshake for Data & Digital initiatives driving delivery of value in Regions.
Measures

Provision of effective business partnering through pro-active insightful financial guidance, at both an operational and strategic level.
Quality, accuracy and timeliness of strategic decision support for the Data & Digital function.
Precision of insights and commentary on the financial results and performance within Data & Digital.
Successful buy-in from Regions for Digital initiatives, net benefits embedded in Regional P&L plans.
Forecast / budget OPEX and CAPEX spend accuracy.
Tracking accuracy of Data & Digital BUP initiatives.
The effectiveness of operational and financial risk management initiatives.
Challenges

Ability to work across different time zones and cultures both within Data & Digital function, the Corporate Finance team and across the regional business units.
Professional curiosity and an ability to bring clarity and reasoned conclusions to complex or ambiguous situations, contributing to resolution of issues as they arise.
Navigating the complexity of working in a matrix structure.
Decision making

Authorisation of spend for agreed initiatives & projects in line with approved Business Case within corporate DOA limits.
What we are looking for -

Experience

5+ years post-qualification experience in Financial management/business partnering roles, preferably in complex multinational businesses.
Demonstrable experience of FP&A processes.
Proven experience in driving change management initiatives.
Proven experience in evaluating business cases and driving investment decisions.
Experience of working with and effectively business partnering senior business leaders.
Skills & Knowledge

Master's Degree preferred; Minimum Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting or in a relevant business or technical discipline.
Professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACA, CIMA, CPA, CA).
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to communicate complex financial situations clearly to non-finance colleagues.
Ability to partner with colleagues across multiple departments and geographic locations.
Solid understanding of complex Finance, Accounting and Tax principles.
Advanced user of Microsoft applications - Excel, Word & PowerPoint.
Knowledge and experience in SAP preferred.
Knowledge and experience in Cloud FINOPs preferred.
Detail-oriented, deadline driven, self-directed, organised; able to meet multiple finite deadlines and balance competing priorities.
Consistent behaviour even under strong pressure.
Location: London or Manchester, Remote with limited travel to the office.

Rate of Pay: £500-£600 per day inside IR35

Duration: Initially 3 months, possibly up to 12 months to cover maternity

To be considered for this fantastic opportunity, you must APPLY NOW, making sure to attach your up-to-date CV.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an initial telephone interview. If selected from the shortlist, a 2 stage formal interview process will begin
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