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Finance Business Parter

Posted 2 February by Vargo Recruitment LTD Ended

Finance Business Partner (Management Accounting)

Financial Perspective

  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Act as trusted advisor to the Business Change Director, supporting on cost control, revenue projections, project accounting and business projects.
  • Ensure that financial performance tracking is embedded and operational as we move Change into a profit ncentrwe within the business
  • Act as the interface between Group Finance and Change, ensuring that understanding improves both ways on key processes, reporting and insights
  • Design and implementation of monthly reporting pack both by client and cost centre, with executive summary for presentation to the Board
  • Coordination of headcount and cost allocation process used to inform client P&Ls on a monthly basis
  • Assessment and refinement, where required, of existing methods of direct, indirect and group cost allocation against contract to ensure there is clarity, visibility and accountability
  • Design and implementation of detailed income variance analysis by client to ensure all income is recognised and reported on timely basis and reviewed with Client Service Managers

Customer Perspective

  • Act as trusted advisor to the Business Change Director, working as part of the Change Management senior team to drive performance and process improvement within that function
  • Process Perspective
  • Forecasting and capacity planning
  • Coordination of the capacity planning tool, together with internal teams, to ensure headcount requirements are made available in advance and used to inform Group budget/forecast process
  • Ownership of the budgeting and forecasting processes, ensuring Group deadlines are met


  • Creation of departmental budgets to include headcount by month and by client, and major direct costs
  • Coordinate with delegation of authorities within budget
  • Virement rules (rules around use of under spends)
  • Monitoring and reporting against a capital spend plan/budget
  • Use of financial reporting and analysis to inform new business pricing models and estimates
  • Ensuring that the Change function are fully engaged with all pricing bid processes, and that the full representation of Change and Finance issues are represented through that process
  • Comparison of final bid pricing model post contract completion to actual performance to identify any key areas for review in pricing framework

People Perspective

  • Use of financial reporting and analysis to inform new business pricing models and estimates
  • Liasing with Financial Consultancy & Bid Team to ensure that pricing model inputs and operational assumptions are current and robust and reflective of actual performance


  • Working closely with Heads of Department to improve their understanding and create cost savings

Cost control and challenge framework

  • Managing the relationship with Group Finance to ensure access to, and availability of, the necessary cost detail information for analysis
  • Monthly review meetings with key Change managers to review actual and forecast spend by client
  • Coordination of all divisional profit maximising initiatives on behalf of the Business Change Director
  • In conjunction with relevant Heads of Department, review and ongoing optimisation of supplier management process

Person Specification

  • Qualified Accountant.
  • Experience covering extensive P&L reporting and analysis by client/contract/product
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Commercial acumen and gravitas to support the SMT to drive through profit maximising initiatives
  • Strong background of delivery in dynamic and progressive organisation
  • Experience of cost reporting and capacity planning in a change environment
  • Experience of advisory to Exco level stakeholders required
  • Experience of multi-stakeholder environments with the management of competing priorities a must
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills

Qualifications Required

Reference: 34381821

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