Business Partners are Group Finance's front line into the Business. They think strategically and are trusted advisors to the business and its Leadership Teams. Business Partners provide challenge and insight, and show a restless curiosity to understand the Businesses they support. Using knowledge of the cost drivers, they articulate the story behind monthly results to senior stakeholders and support planning and forecasting, whilst providing innovative ideas and analysis.
This role provides front line Business Partner support for Group Executive Functions business areas. Supporting a cost base of c. 910m the team provides challenge and insight to support Senior Stakeholders in Finance, Risk, Legal & Secretariat, Audit, CSO, COO, GCA, GSB and Executive Office.
To successfully deliver in this role you'll build strong and value adding relationships with business stakeholders, the Cost Centre of Excellence Planning and Analysis team, and other key contacts across the Group.
Ideally, the successful candidate will be either a qualified accountant or qualified by experience
Join us and you'll..
Undertake the Group Executive Functions (GEF) team activities including activities detailed below
Provide Finance Business Partnering support to Business areas to manage their cost base and successfully plan for the future.
Contribute to the setting of direction and goals through the provision of key advice
Present Management Reports to senior stakeholders, ensuring that results and issues are well understood and explained in a way that is relevant to the business.
Work with divisional colleagues, prepare regular forecasts including group-level quarterly forecast and 4 Year Operating Plans. Support and challenge the business so that the plans produced are robust, with well-understood risks and opportunities.
Provide commercial and decision support on key projects, acting as a trusted advisor
Become fully engaged on investment projects. Ensure interlock on all investment/project benefits, payback and objectives & key results
Provide active engagement with the Cost Reporting Centre of Excellence to ensure an excellent flow of communication and standards of inputs/outputs
Embedding the Group's culture and vision by role modelling the Group's leadership behaviours
Role skills and proficiencies:
Becoming a trusted advisor, building and establishing positive relationships with key customers. Forming and talking through clear and tailored communications at all levels of the organisation and supporting colleagues to provide insightful analysis
Getting Results - Consistently achieving results, delivering to deadlines; challenging poor outcomes or unproductive behaviours. Helping colleagues to overcome obstacles
Influencing - Using compelling arguments to gain the support and dedication of others. Crafting passion by building a compelling case, which you share in a timely and upbeat way to secure wide support
Being Organisationally Aware - Navigating comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organisational dynamics, bringing initiatives to the attention of those who can act as champions and advocates
Financial Planning & Forecasting Expertise - Managing finances so that goals can be achieved, negotiating financial barriers, and using appropriate methods to predict outcomes
What will you get in return?
We'll support your ongoing personal and professional development. This will help you to perform at your best today so you can fulfil your potential in the future.
We promote a positive, empowered culture. We're an inclusive, values-led team who celebrate diversity and flexible working.
We'll ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform crucial job functions.
Our ethos of Building The Best Team in Finance promotes a positive and empowered culture where you'll enjoy a diverse, innovative and exciting place to work!
So, if you have the skills that we're seeking and you're excited to have a key role in our team then get in touch, we'd love to hear from you...