Finance Business Partner

Randstad Sourceright
£300 per day
09 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Business Partner – Support Services

About Us

The main responsibilities are to act as Finance Business Partner for senior stakeholders in HR, General Counsel, Strategy & Regulation and Finance, as well as providing the commentary and insight for total General & Support costs and budgets.

It is our vision to provide a world class business partnering service to our stakeholders. This will include:

Developing a deep understanding of the business areas partnered and to act as a trusted advisor
Providing insight to drive performance and to challenge with credibility
Facilitating collaboration between different business areas and teams to deliver continuous improvement
To actively seek opportunities to seize the commercial initiative and support delivery

Key Accountabilities

Act as Business Partner to specific operational teams or support functions (i.e. HR, Finance, Commercial) within the business and work collaboratively across the companies.
Own support areas P&Ls ensure accurate month end reporting of actual results with quality explanations, and recovery actions where required.
Prepare high quality forecast and budgets for Group delivering stretching targets and ambitious efficiencies, working with operational and transformation teams to underpin savings required.
Work as part of the support functions leadership teams to support on strategy, performance and financials.



Experience working as part of a team and individually to meet tight deadlines.
Experience collaborating with various business areas to drive improvements in performance.
Building effective working relationships with financial and non-financial people.
Experience preparing high quality financial information and presenting this in a clear and understandable format.
Strong excel and power point skills.


Experience using Tagetik, SAP ECC, SAP BW and Hyperion.
Knowledge of Water industry regulatory framework.
Understanding of key forecasting principles.
Experience business partnering operational teams
Experience working in a large listed company involving consolidation


Solid accounting knowledge, qualified ACA or CIMA
Strong analytical and diagnostic skills and attention to detail
Ability to present complex information clearly to financial and non-financial stakeholders.
The ability to build relationships with and challenge stakeholders at all levels (including senior / middle management) with confidence and credibility
Ability to assimilate both financial and non-financial data in order to advise, influence or challenge business decision making.
A self-starter who will take the initiative to drive improvements and pro-actively identify and resolve potential risks and issues
Ability to investigate and develop solutions and proposals with minimal supervision.
Ability to manage time effectively, work independently to tight deadlines.
Desire and ability to identify, evaluate and drive continuous improvement