Finance Business Partner Finance Business Partner …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 04 Aug 21
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 04 Aug 21
The Finance Business Partner provides high quality analysis and insight and decision support to the Business Unit Chief Financial Officer and other business stakeholders to help achieve the Group’s and the Business Unit’s objectives and strategy.

About Us

Quilter is a leading provider of advice, investments and wealth management in the UK and internationally. Managing over £100 billion of investments on behalf of over 900,000 customers, we operate in one of the largest wealth markets in the world – and one that is growing.

Our promise

At Quilter, we're committed to creating an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We promote equal opportunities and make sure no applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. We select candidates for interview based purely on their skills, qualifications, experience and potential.

About the Role

  • Trusted business advisor and partner, ensuring business knowledge is current and having an awareness of issues and challenges, new initiatives etc. that the Business Unit faces
  • Responsible for the analysis and interpretation of Financial Performance of the Business Unit
  • Key role in the annual business planning and forecasting cycles, working closely with functional stakeholders to ensure submissions are robust, timely and in line with Group expectations
  • Perform analytical review on Business Unit results, providing qualitative commentary, understanding variances between actual, forecast and budget performance
  • Identify value opportunities that require a particular intervention / project support from the Business Partner team
  • Undertake major performance interventions if needed and review impacts of performance interventions
  • Respond to and proactively seek opportunities for efficiency to drive better decision making around resource allocation and budget setting
  • Advocate for change, challenge status quo and seek improvements
  • Build relationships across Quilter plc Finance to learn from and share best practice and standards
  • Identify major risks and opportunities
  • Partnering with the Group Finance to assist and monitor progress towards Optimisation targets
  • Develop corrective actions to close gaps to targets
  • Decision support, assisting with ad hoc analysis, scenario modelling, reporting etc.
  • Provide insight and explanation to stakeholders within the wider Quilter Group

About You

Key skills

  • Commercial acumen and ability to understand key business drivers
  • Ability to build and maintain trusted relationships with functional stakeholders and a range of other business stakeholders across the organisation
  • Ability to deal with high levels of ambiguity, navigate complex organisational structures, managing multiple stakeholders and service providers within a matrix environment
  • Ability to present complex information in a clear manner to varied stakeholders
  • Analytical mind set, able to use data and metrics to drive actions and develop solutions for the Business
  • Works with agility and at pace with limited supervision, escalating as appropriate
  • Credibility, professionalism and strong personal integrity
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong team leadership - Delivery focused
  • Control and risk mindset complimented by a commercial acumen
  • Ability to challenge functional stakeholders
  • Acts as a role model for the Quilter values – Pioneering, Dependable, Stronger Together
  • Embraces change and initiates new and better ways of working to deliver positive customer outcomes
  • Embraces a collaborative working environment to achieve shared objectives

Knowledge and Experience

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Prior Business Partnering experience is a pre-requisite, including having worked in FTSE organisations, most preferably in the Asset Management sector
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management capability
  • Ability to interrogate systems and navigate complex infrastructure and organisation
  • Experience with the identification of risks and opportunities in the P&L
  • Experience in driving P&L performance improvements (e.g. closing gaps vs. target) and holding others accountable (particularly peers and senior leadership)
  • Significant experience managing a large and complex set of stakeholders
  • Experience in presenting to and communicating with senior Finance and non-Finance stakeholders
  • Demonstrated competency at growing and developing people / teams
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Word etc.)

No matter what job you do you should feel valued and appreciated.  That's why we offer a competitive total reward package, which enables our employees to share in the success they help to create.

Holiday: 26 days

Quilter Incentive Scheme: All employees are eligible to participate in our incentive scheme, based on the company's performance and their contribution to it

Pension Scheme: 10% non-contributory company pension scheme that can be boosted through personal contributions

Private Medical Insurance: Single cover as standard, cover can be increased at your own cost

Life Assurance: 4x your salary, cover can be increased at your own cost

Income Protection: 75% of salary payable after 26 weeks of absence

In addition to our core benefits we offer a range of flexible benefits that you can choose from and pay for conveniently via a salary deduction.

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