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Finance Business Partner

Posted 31 January by The Consultancy Group Ended

Our client, a renowned property business in Central London is looking for a Finance Business Partner for one of their most pivotal business units.

You will be a business partner to the Central London team, providing financial support and advice, and acting as a focal point for specific joint venture reporting.

This role sits within the finance team structure and reports to the Central London Portfolio Commercial Finance Manager.

Job objectives:

  • Effective support to the Commercial Finance Manager in business partnering with the Central London portfolio, fostering strong relationships with internal teams, joint venture partners and our managing agents.
  • Accurate, insightful and timely portfolio financial reporting and analysis.
  • Finance team lead for specific joint venture arrangements.

Key tasks:

  • Ensuring financial information for the portfolio is reported accurately and in accordance with agreed timetables.
  • Leading on specific joint venture accounting, reporting & cash management, including arranging funding drawdowns and profit distributions.
  • Preparation of management accounts, providing insightful analysis on financial performance.
  • Development of quarterly forecasts and annual budget, in collaboration with asset management colleagues and our managing agents.
  • Supporting the business in ensuring effective financial management of service charges.
  • Provision of accounting support for business transactions, including counterparty due diligence.
  • Close collaboration with the business teams at all levels to ensure full understanding of performance drivers and projects.
  • Contributing to the motivation, coaching and development of junior staff.
  • Supporting continuous improvement in efficiencies, process and internal financial control.
  • Undertaking ad hoc tasks and projects as may be required from time to time.

Knowledge and experience essential to fulfil the requirements of the post

  • Qualified professional accountant with significant business partnering experience.
  • Experience of complex reporting and accounting arrangements.
  • Knowledgeable user of integrated finance systems with a good understanding of internal financial controls.
  • Strong IT skills, including high proficiency with Excel.

You will need to be a qualified accountant with significant business partnering experience, strong commercial awareness, with experience of adding value to business decision making. Able to identify issues and develop solutions under own initiative, with a willingness to provide constructive challenge where appropriate. Able to organise and prioritise conflicting demands and plan ahead to ensure delivery against targets.

You must be a clear communicator, with an ability to present information and ideas logically and succinctly, both orally and in writing.

Reference: 34368448

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