Finance Business Partner Finance Business Partner …

in Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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in Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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The Business Partner will provide high quality Expense analysis, insight and decision support to the Group Expense Controller and Business Unit 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

  • Act as a Business Partner to the Business Unit focusing on Expenses
  • Produce high quality management information which assist Business Unit Finance teams understand their expense position
  • Support the Business Unit to produce high quality expense budgets and plans to link in with overall Quilter Finance planning processes
  • Producing budgets & forecasts with commentaries which provide analysis and deliver insight on the underlying performance of the Business Unit
  • Improving the impact, and understanding, of expense reporting, including cost allocation, on business performance
  • Providing effective commercial procedures, or initiating change, to ensure key operational, commercial and financial expense targets are delivered e.g. through construction of robust business cases & challenges
  • Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with Business Unit CFO and their teams, and the wider Finance function - Supporting the Group Expense Controller in continuous improvement within the Expenses team
  • Support Expenses systems management, support and development
  • Build and maintain strong partnerships with the other members of the wider finance team to share best practice and standards
  • Update process documentation and maintain / evidence controls in line with Corporate standards for developed processes

About You

Key behavioural skills

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with senior leaders and a range of 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 clearly articulate the narrative around expenses to key stakeholders
  • Ability to present complex information in a clear manner to varied stakeholders - Strong attention to detail - Ability to produce high quality, timely deliverables
  • Credibility, professionalism and strong personal integrity
  • Works with agility and at pace with limited supervision, escalating as appropriate - Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Able to work in a complex and changing environment
  • Embraces change and initiates new and better ways of working to deliver positive customer outcomes
  • Proactive approach to the resolution of problems and obstacles, escalating issues as required
  • Embraces a collaborative working environment to achieve shared objectives

Skills and experience

  • Accounting Qualification (CIMA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent) desirable
  • Experience of working in a Finance function within Financial Services advantageous
  • Familiarity with working with multiple stakeholders and to tight timescales in a delivery focused fashion
  • Experience of working in a highly results-orientated, growth and performance driven environment, with a focus on excellence
  • Ability to interrogate systems and navigate complex infrastructure
  • Demonstrable track record of delivering on time and quality
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Prior Expense Business Partnering experience advantageous
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management capability


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

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