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Commercial Finance Business Partner

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Commercial Finance Business Partner

Posted 28 days ago

  • Sector: Finance
  • Expiry Date: 19 April 2024
  • Job Ref: J11586
Commercial Finance Business Partner Overview of the role: This is a key role in driving the business towards achieving its long term objectives and requires a commercially focused individual, who can work effectively at a senior management level, with both finance and non-finance stakeholders. This will require a detailed understanding of key performance metrics, financial understanding, a forward looking mindset and the gravitas to influence people from across the business. This is a high profile role, working directly with Board level executives, reporting to the Senior Finance Manager. About you: You are an ambitious, motivated finance partner, with a strong grounding in financial analysis and metrics, with a broader, commercial outlook necessary to support business growth and key initiatives. Ideally you will have around 5-10 years’ experience in a similar role. Day-to-day, you will: • Have an in-depth knowledge of the key business drivers and how these translate in to business unit performance. • Ownership of rolling forecast (next 12-18 month outlook) for the business unit, identifying risks and opportunities with suggested actions, sensitivity analysis – with the overall aim to provide a balanced but challenging forecast. • Working with functional finance business partners to drive appropriate business unit functional tension in our matrix structure. • Preparation of analysis, business cases, scenario planning and strategic insight to enable better decision – be a sounding board and trusted advisor to the business. A focus on forward looking insight, advising the GM on how to maximise financial performance. • Support on transformation projects from end to end – taking from concept, to financial modelling, operational tracking and being able to think about the multiple impacts of projects not only on the division but the wider business. • Act as a sounding board and provide challenge to the business unit leadership team. As a well-rounded Finance person, your Skills and Experiences likely include: • Experienced, hands-on individual (preferably with accredited financial qualifications, for example ACCA/MBA), who enjoys both the detail but also the ability to stand back and articulate the ‘so what’. Relishes working in a fast-moving, dynamic environment within a very successful private-equity backed business. • Results oriented with a desire to drive strategic and commercial outcomes • Highly numerate with ability to draw meaningful conclusions and drive actions from financial analysis • Logical, with a strong drive to understand commercial drivers of the business • Good presence and influencing skills – ideally demonstrated through working with senior management • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to form and leverage relationships • Good at solving problems, innovative and an inquisitive mind • Adaptable, flexible and able to work well under time pressure, in a fast paced, matrix organization • Excellent communicator – both written and verbal; that can challenge effectively • Strong excel or financial modelling skills • Can show empathy whilst maintaining Professional Integrity • Confidence in offering your insight and ability to influence senior stakeholders • Can operate effectively in a virtual team environment across multiple locations • Have a great attitude, be proactive and resilient