Role details

Finance Business Partner

City of London   •  Temporary

Bullet points

  • My client requires a Finance Business Partner to join their London team
  • Must be a qualified accountant and have Business Partnering experience

About Our Client

My client is a leading UK savings and investment bank. The Finance Business Partner would join the team based in the City of London office.

Job Description

The Finance Business Partner will be responsible for:

Budget Management: Provide analytical support in order to improve business performance

Support the Business to understand the impact of current business performance which includes:

  • Provide advice and support Directorates on performance management, budgeting and managing their Cost Centres by liaising with directors and managers to understand plans.
  • During the year review accruals results for the directorate highlighting to managers any issues. Review monthly costs and ensuring robust forecasts are provided.
  • Ensure appropriate controls exist in the directorate to ensure robust cost management e.g. procurement process is followed, accruals are provided each month.
  • Ensure costs are complete and challenge (monthly and ad hoc) where opportunities exist for more efficient use of resources.
  • Monitor cost centres' performance.
  • Monthly reviews of forecasted costs ensuring robust forecasts are provided.
  • Support the directorate with their Corporate and Business Unit Scorecards.

Managing the reporting and financial analysis of the ATOS outsourcing contract financial model

  • Conduct reconciliation on the a complete financial model
  • Produce a monthly report a financial model and communicate the impact to the business.
  • Raise awareness of the implications of any changes to the forecast that will reflect in performance management.
  • Use financial modelling techniques to develop and build tools to aid in decision making.
  • Raise awareness of any implications of any changes that will reflect in the contract/ additional payments.

Annual Budget Planning: Provide analytical support on Budgeting and Costs

  • Liaise with directors and managers to understand plans which feed the strategic planning process (SPP). Ensure budget requests are complete and challenge where opportunities exist for more efficient use of resources.

Business critical financial models improvement

  • Work with other FBPs, Finance Directorate colleagues, business intelligence software consultants and the Corporate Applications team to implement improvements.
  • Have a detailed understanding of the business' critical financial models and the software on which they run (Cognos) and be a lead within the FBP team.
  • Regularly review and monitor the inputs, calculations and outputs of the system, and make recommendations for improvement in line with best practice.

Benefits Realisation Committee (BRC)

  • Act as Secretary to the BRC and support it with any financial analysis as needed.

The Successful Applicant

Essential skills and qualities:

  • The role needs a qualified accountant (or equivalent) with post qualification experience in financial modelling and analysis and/or business partnering.
  • Experience of the Finance Business Partnering.
  • Experience budgeting tools and managing/developing financial database models is essential
  • Strong analytical skills, with experience of driving planning and performance management and the ability to interpret complex commercial information through to supporting business decision making
  • Experience of making recommendations and influencing people to deliver business goals, whilst understanding compliance and risk implications in changing circumstances
  • Strong communication and reporting skills, with ability to communicate complex information to senior management and non-finance colleagues across the business.
  • Strong computer skills with advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong team player, able to build effective relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders.
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver to deadlines under pressure

Desirable:

  • Banking or Financial Services experience
  • Experience of central government finance

What's on Offer

The successful applicant will join the Business Partnering team in the London office on an initial 3 month contract starting immediately.

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