Finance Business Partner

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Finance Business Partner, Leatherhead, Surrey, £60-80K + Car Allowance + 10% Bonus, family healthcare, pension. A fully qualified accountant, you will ideally have experience as a Financial Business Partner with very strong communication skills at all levels. You should ideally also have team building skills.

This role requires up to 3 days a week in a Leatherhead office but will require flexibilty to travel to South Mimms when required.

Your background / experience:

* CIMA / ACCA / ACA qualified.
* An understanding of information requirements at different levels of stakeholders.
* Proven track record of producing high quality internal financial reports.
* Ability to work both within a team and independently, and with minimal supervision.
* Ability to manage and implement change, LEAN processes or similar experience.
* Articulate and confident with people at all levels. Persuasive and influential.
* Team building skills.
* Develop relationships and engender trust at all levels of the organisation.


* Overall financial management responsibility for the supporting the Financial Controller, to include the provision of meaningful and accurate financial information, with insightful interpretation and analysis.
* To partner with appropriate Directorates and cost centres to support them in achieving their financial objectives.
* To communicate wider business objectives to the operational directorates via the budgeting process, and to achieve ownership of those objectives by the cost centre leads through education, participation in target setting, and their involvement in the monthly review of financial performance.
* To work as part of the senior team managing the relevant directorates / cost centres.
* To embrace and lead change as the key to continuous improvement and help to embed a cultural shift from solely delivery, to delivery of both programme and financial performance.
* Ensuring robust cost capture at project level which is fully reconciled to business management accounts.
* To represent the relevant directorates / cost centres at SMT and Finance SLT levels.

Management Duties:

* Responsible for budgeting and forecasting and, reporting of the financial performance of the relevant cost centres.
* To coach and support cost centre managers, through a process of education and participation, to own delivery of their budgets.
* For each significant deliverable, to challenge the quality of inputs to ensure the integrity of the directorates'/ cost centres' financial reporting.
* Where appropriate, overall management of WIP for the directorates, ensuring prompt conversion of work performed to cash.
* To maintain the Risk & Opportunities schedule for the directorates.
* Responsible for tracking and control of Finance related queries.
* Lead the monthly internal financial review with the directorate / cost centre leads and represent the directorates / cost centres at the Senior Management Team Finance Review.
* Support cost centre leads with finance related issues.
* Assist with the financial management of each project, aid in ad-hoc detail drill down on key variances and transfer identified misallocation through cross charging to other Directorates.
* Undertake an annual review of processes and procedures. Review applicability and eliminate waste.
* Work with the Commercial Managers to validate sub-contract costs across all projects and activities including robust accrual management.
* Support the development of skills and competency across the wider Finance team as required.

This Finannce Business Partner role is based in Leatherhead, Surrey and pays c£60-80K base + Car Allowance + bonus + healthcare , pension etc.

Required skills

  • ACA
  • ACCA
  • CIMA
  • "Finance Business Partner"
  • "Qualified Accountant"

Application questions

Do you have experience as a Financial Business Partner?
Do you have excellent communication skills at all levels?
Are you happy to do up to 3 days a week in a Leatherhead office?
Are you happy to travel to South Mimms as required?

Reference: 52685694

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