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Finance Business Partner Job Description

Job Summary-Finance Business Partner Job Description

To drive best value for the company by working alongside key decision makers, providing informed insight and challenge to business decisions thereby influencing and shaping financial plans and future direction and choices through the provision of high quality financial analysis

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Key Responsibilities -Finance Business Partner Job Description

Business Partnering and Relationships:

-Deliver effective financial management, control and advisory support in their divisional

businesses to optimize business performance

-Help to solve high profile business problems and progress transformational projects

-Work closely with and influence senior management to drive business performance via the provision of objective advice, insight and challenge effectively acting as a catalyst for change

-Work with members of the wider finance community to promote and share best practice

-Participate in the development of the overall company financial strategy to ensure the long term financial position is accurately modelled and forecast

-Provide coaching and training to increase financial awareness and perspective to other finance


-Ensure effective governance, risk management and internal compliance processes and controls are in place.

-Develop and maintain excellent relationships with all relevant stakeholders.

-Support the development and implementation of all financial policies and procedures ensuring that these contain appropriate methodologies, internal controls and processes.

-Facilitate self-development by identifying and meeting own skill development needs.

-Facilitate a collaborative working environment by the sharing of information and collaboration on decision making

Knowledge Skills and Education-Finance Business Partner Job Description


-A background in financial analysis (including an ability to read and interpret company accounts

– professional accounting qualification optional) is critical, as is a keen commercial acumen, which will be demonstrated by having the following skills/experiences:

-Demonstrable corporate finance experience: Gained in an advisory (e.g. financial

consultancy, boutique or investment bank) or corporate environment. Including

experience in mergers and acquisitions; diligence; shareholder management; equity and debt issuance; or management and non-deal corporate finance activities (such as pre and post-deal planning, assessment and integration)

-Project leadership and management: Driving corporate finance projects to conclusion

and results, under supervision from more senior colleagues. Including scoping projects;

establishing timelines and milestones; managing multiple processes; and

prioritising/escalating issues

-Expertise in corporate finance and commercial analysis: Including a proven

understanding of valuation methodologies and assessments, and experience in

developing value for money assessments

-Presenting and reporting: Significant experience in presenting and reporting complex

analytical, shareholder and stakeholder matters to senior colleagues and external

parties (including regulators or counterparties). Strong track record of providing

written, formal advice on such matters at Executive Committee, Board or senior

stakeholder level

-Stakeholder management: Experience in influencing and persuading stakeholders,

shareholders or counterparties and providing challenge, scrutiny, advice and assurance

where required in relation to both transaction and non-transaction matters. Working

collaboratively across organisational boundaries


-Effective interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to influence senior stakeholders

-Experience of supporting the delivery of effective financial systems and controls.

-Experience of working with financial accounting systems and the ability to understand,

interpret and communicate complex financial data to a range of audiences.


-Professional accounting qualification ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent

-Financial: Oversight and management of significant content and corporate budgets.

-Reports: Can manage small to medium sized teams of 1-7 people

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