Finance Business Partner

First Utility
06 Sep 2017
05 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Here at First Utility we want to make a difference. We are changing the face of the energy industry by campaigning for more transparency, better communication and a speedier switching process. Through pioneering technology and sharing our knowledge, we put our customers firmly in control of their energy, so they can spend less on what they need and more on what they want.

We are proud to deliver award winning service and as we continue to challenge the industry, our talented people are integral to our journey; our people make that difference. As we continue to grow our Team and expand our service offering, we now have office locations in Warwick, Coventry, London, Krakow and Hamburg.

We’re looking for a Finance Business Partner to join our Finance Business Partnering Team to help us continue to make that difference.

How the role fits in

You will be reporting to the Business Partnering Manager and provide financial and decision making support to senior stakeholders within the organisation. The role will help lead the budgeting process for designated areas, provide insightful monthly performance analysis as well as supporting the benefits build process as well as additional ad hoc work when required.

The role day to day

Overseeing delivery of month end and monthly financial reports

Providing insightful analysis and commentary behind monthly performance

Implementing and tracking of key cost KPI’s to drive cost reduction and efficiencies

Identification of financial risks and opportunitiesLeading budgeting and forecasting process

Improving processes that add value to stakeholders in the business and within finance.

Financially modelling and appraising new initiatives

What you'll need to help make the best of the role

You will be a Qualified Accountant with experience of supporting Senior Stakeholders

Track record of identifying cost savings and adding value

Strong minded, able to handle challenging stakeholders

You can demonstrate strong financial modelling skills

A strong commercial approach

Flexible approach to working

Capable of working in a fast paced environment

Prior experience of working within a Business Partnering role

Be a senior member of the finance community

The nice to haves

You will have an enthusiasm to succeed with a hunger and ambition to make a difference

Strong communication skills and team player mind-set

A methodical and logical approach to problem-solving Experience of building strong working relationships with senior business stakeholders

Experience of building strong working relationships with senior business stakeholders

You will have an enthusiasm to succeed with a hunger and ambition to make a difference

Have a demonstrable business partnering track record

What you will get in return

Our people are our business, so our mind-set is people first. Spending much of your time at work, we know it’s not just about a rewarding career, development opportunities and competitive salary - the work space, relaxation areas and coffee matter too!

First Perks is our benefits portal where you can access BUPA Private Healthcare, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, our staff tariffs and exclusive savings and discounts from nearly 900 retailers - including holiday deals to help you make the best of your 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays). First Perks features discounts for many of the biggest brands - from to Amazon, from John Lewis to Tesco; there is something for everyone.

We’re proud to support our charity partner the NSPCC and offer regular fundraising events from bake-offs to London Marathon entries. Our teams enjoy quarterly socials, some more adventurous than others! One tradition we’ve held on to as we’ve grown is "Fruity Friday" - heaps of free fresh fruit for all, every Friday.

So if you like the fast pace of an evolving business, feel it’s important to reach your full potential and enjoy your time at work, then a career with us could be your next move