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Finance Business Partner

Posted 13 June by Lorus Partners LTD
Salary icon £58,000 - £62,000 per annum
Location icon Reading , Berkshire

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Our client is a Private Equity backed telecommunications business who, due to an internal promotion, need to recruit a Finance Business Partner. Reporting into the Head of Commercial Finance, this role will provide sound business partnering, planning & analysis and strategic support to ultimately help the board of directors to make financially sound decisions, which support the strategic goals of the business. This is a highly visible role where developing new metrics will be essential to highlight growth opportunities for the business along with detailed financial and commercial support. Key to the success in this role will be developing efficiencies of current processes and structures, advancing current financial models and to provide high grade financial analytics to the operational teams. Other key accountabilities will include:

    • Lead in developing and embedding robust and standardised financial models for the business.
    • Forecast Models - own the maintenance and development of the P&L/ CAPEX forecasting model to enable scenario analysis, in relation to the budget cycle, long term cash flow management and inform future funding requirements for the business.
    • Lead with the provision of modelling best practice expertise, continuous improvements and support the broader finance function and bid teams, in reviewing model inputs & assumptions and ensuring appropriate assumption owners across the business.
    • Bid Team Support and Investment Appraisal to win new work. You will work closely with bid teams and the end clients, to understand the key drivers of the business opportunity that will be modelled.
    • M&A / Debt Raise - Support the Head of Commercial Finance and Director of Finance in modelling in support of future fundraising and in assessing strategic M&A activity.
    • Support the CFO & Head of Commercial Finance on key strategic business topics through commercial modelling.
    • Support the Commercial Finance Team & participate in the Finance Transformation and digitalisation strategy.
    • Partner with business stakeholders providing insight to them and a feedback loop into Finance with regards to budgeting and forecasting cycles and building up a good understanding of the financials and key drivers.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn and work closely with both the Head of Commercial Finance & Head of Commercial and wider business stakeholders, on deal/ tender opportunities and other strategic projects as guided by the board of directors. Further to this you will provide insightful analysis around investment appraisal and risk analysis as well as forecasting, planning, and assisting the senior team with detailed special projects and Finance Transformation.

The successful applicant will be a qualified accountant with first class academics and have demonstrable experience within Commercial Finance. Essential will be strong communication skills, capable of working with a senior management team along with the ability to influence at a senior level including the ability to 'tell the story’ in a concise and effective manner, adapted for the audience. This represents a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic organisation that is known for excellence and one that provides unrivalled opportunity for career progression.

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Reference: 52865150

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