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Finance Business Partner

Posted 31 January by Now Careers Ended

Now Careers are currently working with a leading multi-disciplinary business in Cardiff that are looking to recruit a Finance Business Partner to work as a commercial partner with all the department heads to help drive the business forward.

The role is unique in that you will be required to have input across a wide range of industries and companies in different stages of development, from start-ups through to mature operating businesses.

This role is critical to establishing clarity of performance within each of the businesses, with objectives and responsibilities as outlined, to support each business management team’s ability to make timely and accurate decisions based on clear data insight, trends and forecasts.

  • Develop effective Management Information reporting that reconciles into the key financial data that can be used by the department managers to improve their decision making
  • Identify and set up new efficient process solutions, refining work methods by managing Management Information reporting automation projects
  • Work closely within the IT systems and Financial Control, aiming to save reporting time and minimise manual input

Reporting to:

  • Liaising with the Finance Directors and Key Management Teams throughout the group of businesses


  • Extract, analyse and interpret data to support business decision making and deliver specialist strategic management information
  • Provide management information on the operational efficiency and performance of the business
  • In conjunction with operational management of each business, be involved in the preparation of long-range business plans to be presented to company boards
  • Recognise and recommend improvements by providing information to support key decisions, acquisitions and the growth of the business
  • Assist in the transactional side of the business in terms of identifying suitable acquisition candidates
  • Set up and maintain processed and infrastructure to deliver management information effectively
  • Provide detailed, accurate and consistent metrics, analysis and KPI information to Senior Management with timely reports to view progress against KPIs
  • Gather and understand competitor activity, using a variety of research methodology collating all new and pre-existing intel centrally and relevant external data maintaining an up to date knowledge and understanding of competitor activity and industry trends, analysing and sharing with Senior Management
  • Design and maintain reports
  • Create new reporting models which combine and summarise data from multiple sources using Excel and other reporting tools
  • Complete quality checks in line with business requirements
  • Data validation and cleansing where necessary from systems
  • Ensure that all system based records are maintained in an accurate and timely manner (and ensure that data integrity is maintained at all times) as prescribed by regulatory, legislative and company procedures
  • Undertake any other reasonable tasks as requested by line management

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Must be capable of sourcing, compiling and analysing industry information and data to assist the companies in all aspects of the their strategic planning
  • Experience in using various systems would be advantage, with proven experience of obtaining information from back office systems (including an understanding on how databased work)
    Advanced knowledge/skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience of business modelling and data analysis
  • Experience of using statistical analysis techniques
  • Commercial exposure connecting analysis to decisions that impact profitability
  • Good communication with an ability to communicate conclusions and insight from complex data analysis in an easy to understand and actionable manner to non-technical teams
  • Financial awareness
  • Understanding of budgeting
  • Demonstrate outstanding analytical ability as well as grasp of the big picture
  • Ability to take responsibility for shaping and delivering projects
  • Able to use your drive, creativity and initiative to move the organisation forward
  • An awareness of data-security practices and regulation

Reference: 34364039

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