Finance Business Partner

Recruiter
Alexander Daniels
Location
Oakengates
Salary
£40,000 per annum
Posted
29 Jul 2017
Closes
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Alexander Daniels are currently partnering with a leading financial services organisation who are keen to add to the current Business Parterning team. They are looking for an exceptional individual who is looking to join a growing organisation.

Role:

  • Application of commercial and financial knowledge to influence operational outcomes and deliver results to the Finance managers and relevant business functions.
  • Challenge the accuracy, integrity and quality of the assets, liabilities and P&L data being reported.
  • Management of resource to ensure all departmental deliverables are defined and delivered accurately and of requisite quality in line with customer timetables.
  • Responsible for driving and embedding a culture of financial and commercial challenge.
  • Understand and manage the Risk and Control framework that Admin Re operates, applying finance knowledge to ensure departmental risks are evaluated, measured, and mitigated.
  • Develop, lead and influence effective relationships with key internal and external contacts and be seen as a subject matter expert and key business stakeholder.
  • Define and operationally improve the financial processes, models and systems (e.g. general ledger, forecasting tool and group submission tool). Challenge, develop and implement improvements in efficiency and quality.
  • Proactively drive continuous end to end improvement of the Admin Re model in the department to ensure both financial accuracy and correct customer outcome.
  • Define and deliver operational MI to executive stakeholders, that drives and influences business action and cross functional understanding as well as process improvement.
  • Application of subject matter expertise within Finance, through appropriate engagement with stakeholders to drive long term improvement to operational models.
  • Articulate financial concepts, results and impacts to non-financial individuals across all levels of the organisation and to external stakeholders.
  • Management of direct and indirect staff in delivering BAU service and management of staff performance.
  • Improve team effectiveness through gap analysis, coordinating delivery of objectives, challenging as appropriate and inspiring the team to deliver continuous improvement.
  • Deputise for management for operational tasks.

Qualifications:

Must be ACA, ACMA or ACCA qualified

Skills:

  • Communicates effectively, including written and oral presentation, engaging customers and stakeholders
  • Demonstrates good organisational skills, with an analytical and methodical approach to work
  • Ability to work very well in a team or independently, consulting and engaging others appropriately in the wider function and business.
  • Demonstrates appropriate prioritisation skills
  • Ability to apply specialist knowledge to improve processes.
  • Strong operational financial management skills
  • Strong leadership skills within task management and process improvement.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years' experience in a finance environment (or relevant qualification)
  • Experience of working within a regulatory environment
  • Experience in implementation of new financial systems and/or processes
  • Experience of system interrogation
  • Understands the commercial environment
  • Knowledge of operation of General Ledger and policy transaction systems including journal preparation and posting
  • Knowledge of Life and Pensions financial and regulatory environment (not essential)