Finance Business Partner

Reporting into the Head of FP&A, the Finance Business Partner will be responsible for the production of financial and non-financial information.

Providing insight into the organisation’s performance including variance analysis, budgeting & forecasting for operations and support departments.




  • Build strong relationships with the senior executives as well as the wider finance organisation and operating team
  • Adhere to tight reporting deadlines – HP require full accounts by day 2.5
  • Support annual statutory audit
  • Support with M&A and possible system and team integrations
  • Support with new ERP implementation to ensure system is fit for purpose and growth
  • Understand all business drivers and how these can be leveraged

Planning & Forecasting

  • Manage and deliver annual budget and ensure strategic priorities of the business are reflected
  • Manage and deliver detailed forecasts – monthly, quarterly, and rolling 12 months
  • Manage and deliver Long Term Plan (5 Years)

Business Partnering

  • Act as a primary contact and sparring partner for their responsible business unit/owner
  • Ensure all business owners understand their budget/forecast
  • Prepare scenarios with the input from the budget owners and model impact
  • Support the budget owners and ensure overall budget adherence

Reporting & Analysis

  • Prepare and deliver all management reporting.
  • Produce detailed, insightful, and concise business performance with variance analysis in a clear and professional format – in both UK and US GAAP.
  • Provide all other ad hoc reporting and commercial analysis as required.
  • Support reporting improvements required to provide ‘Total Contract Profitability’ and ‘Route To Market’ analysis.  Identifying opportunities for further enhancement.

Person Specification

  • An experienced qualified accountant (ACCA / ACA or CIMA) with a minimum of 3 years post qualified experience, ideally in a similar in-house role.
  • Previous industry experience desirable, but not essential.
  • Good working knowledge of UK & US GAAP as well as the ability to understand and interpret accounting treatments for new transactions or policy changes.
  • Big picture and out the box thinker, with a strive for continuous improvement
  • Ability to quickly identify and analyse risks & impacts and able to define alternatives
  • Resilient and effective communication skills, ability of communicating precisely and effectively with all internal stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proven self-starter and independent problem-solving ability with sense to understand implications of work and probe more deeply when presented with inconsistent or interesting findings.
  • Proven ability to support projects from beginning to completion with a 'can-do' attitude and a proven ability to contribute towards deliverables and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and able to manage multiple work-streams, to tight deadlines with numerous different sources of input.
  • Ability to cope in a busy and demanding work environment with regular and conflicting deadlines.
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly numerate and organized
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and Power Point skills.

The fun bit!

  • Competitive Salary
  • 20 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension
  • CPD Training
  • Qualification Subscription
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Discounts
  • Gym and Mobile Discounts
  • Volunteering Days

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