Finance Business Partner

Job Title: Finance Business Partner
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London, England
Salary: £375 - £400 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 months
REF: SB294670_1581690678
Contact Name: Sam Banks
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are currently recruiting for an interim Business Partner to join a well known media business. Your role will assist the Managing Director for Events in developing a series of reports. In addition to preparing monthly forecasts and annual budget, a key part of the role will be business partnering to provide financial insights:

Forecasting and budgeting

  • Support Business Heads in preparing budgets and forecasts. Lead the monthly forecast process. Ensure that monthly forecasts and annual budgets are planned, consolidated and delivered in timely manner.
  • Lead financial analysis to support strategic planning for TEB businesses.
  • Develop forecast models to drive improvements in forecast accuracy, speed and timeliness

Reporting and analysis

  • Provide insight into trends in the KPIs and dashboard and analysis
  • Own the consolidation, review and delivery of the weekly reports
  • Support the business heads to forecast sales
  • Undertake Client, Industry and geographical data analysis to help the business
  • Provide insightful commentary and supporting analysis for the monthly reporting packs
  • Support Heads of Business in preparing the monthly results review deck and commentary
  • Set-up and maintain shadow P&Ls as required
  • Measure and report on the ROI of initiatives
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis to support business
  • Provide insight into weekly revenue reporting by identifying and analysing underlying trends and drivers of performance. Proactively highlight trends and insights to senior management for action.
  • Help the business to develop improved KPIs
  • Develop improved datasets and analysis
  • Proactively drive improvements in reporting and insight

Business Partnering

  • Track and manage the sales funnel and improve accuracy of sales funnel data in Sales Force
  • Monitor overall margins and profitability as part of regular financial reporting and analysis
  • Review requests to ensure the budgeted salary/temp costs are consistent with budget and forecast
  • Proactively analyse spend to identify opportunities to reduce costs
  • Support the Heads of Business and manager with business case development for new initiatives.

To succeed in the role you must have:

  • Professional Accounting Qualification (CIMA preferred)
  • Experience working in business partnership type role
  • Strong organisation skills able to coordinate multiple inputs
  • Advanced user in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Experience with PeopleSoft or similar ERP and reporting systems
  • Experience working with multiple products, currencies and geographic locations
  • Fluent English. (Additional languages are a bonus)