Finance Business Partner

Posted 5 April by Firefly Human Capital Ltd Easy Apply

Overall Job Purpose:

  • The Finance Business Partner works closely with finance and operational teams to support the businesses strategic, financial and operational plans.
  • Work with operational teams to ensure appropriate financial focus, rigour, insight and challenge in order to help identify opportunities and mitigate risks
  • Support internal customers in all finance and accounting matters including budgeting, forecasting and cost control.


  • Key support for a Tier/Regional Director including attendance at regional monthly meetings
  • Work with operational teams through robust financial analysis of historic and forecast performance providing insight and challenge and helping to identify cost saving opportunities and manage emerging risks
  • Play a key role in the effective delivery, implementation and monitoring of any value-adding or cost reducing activity
  • Finance subject matter expert for one or more key P&L areas, linking operational and financial impacts with knowledge of the underlying commercial relationships. Support in the identification and implementation of initiatives across the business including supporting preparation of business cases
  • Business partner for functional heads including product, maintenance, marketing and central costs
  • Support the preparation of budgets and forecasts with focus on costs ensuring appropriate review and understanding of risks and opportunities associated with delivery
  • Ensure operational teams understand and act on hotel performance reporting including regular reviews and development of action plans. Work with reporting teams to ensure reporting is relevant and insightful
  • Provide support to the financial accounting teams in month end, including providing operational insight
  • Ad-hoc analysis as required

Person Specification: Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications

  • Qualified accountant from a CIMA/ACCA/ACA study route
  • Commercial awareness and able to demonstrate where they have added value and made a difference
  • Track record of 'landing’ initiatives cross-functionally and working with operational teams
  • Ability to use own initiative and confident to challenge and present own point of view concisely and effectively
  • Effective team player with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
  • Advanced analytical skills and the ability to get into the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture.
  • Pro-active self-starter
  • Be able to express and resolve queries in a concise and timely manner
  • Able to work independently and meeting tight business deadlines
  • Confident, articulate individual comfortable dealing with both financial and non-financial stakeholders at various levels of the company
  • Ability to work with complex data, presenting it in a user-friendly format and able to make concise and insightful observations about it
  • High level of competence in Microsoft Excel with an ability to analyse large volumes of data
  • Previous experience of using Sun or Anaplan desirable

Reference: 34835922

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