Finance Business Partner

Job Title: Finance Business Partner
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 12 Months
REF: RB090_1611578380
Contact Name: Rahela Begum
Contact Email:
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are currently recruiting for a Finance Business partner for a well known publishing business.

This role is a 12 months FTC, with the ideal candidate available to start on short notice.

Key Responsibilities:


● Support Deputy Senior BP in managing P&L, balance sheet & cashflow on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis as relevant. Includes budgeting, forecasting and actual performance reporting (including preparation of month-end accounts), ensuring timely, accurate, relevant, reliable and quality insight outputs for relevant business areas. Also includes responsibility for balance sheet review and reconciliation and risk and opportunity raising

● Own day to day P&L and balance sheet reporting and review, ensuring accuracy, integrity of data, solid reporting and analysis in accordance with strict timetable

● Ensure costs and revenues are captured in accordance with stated policies and internal guidelines

Business Partnering

● Effective Business Partner to the relevant department heads/budget holders, providing both support and challenge on the numbers. Ensure stated strategy is reflected in the financial plans from both a short and long term perspective

● Provide commercial financial support, partnering and risk management to the dedicated areas of the business - relating to weekly and monthly reporting, planning, budgeting and forecasting, KPI's

● Support any commercial discussions with solid financial modelling including sensitivity analysis. Provide thought and insight on potential outcomes

● Aid decision making by providing financial support, guidance and modelling to guide outcomes

Budgeting & Forecasting

● Support Deputy Senior BP in terms of producing quarterly forecasts and annual budget in accordance with strict deadlines and group controlled guidelines.

● Provide information and analysis on cost and revenue trends

● Utilize existing models to help inform decision making

● Be an independent source of review and challenge to the business in order to ensure outcomes are robust

● Produce budget and forecast in the system

● Support production of reporting packs, providing variance analysis, commentary etc

Essential skills required for the role

● Strong communication skills and ability to work across the business, both with financial and non- financial partners.

● Strong modelling & excel skills

● Proactive approach to work and problem solving

● Confident communicator, able to clearly articulate issues and identify solutions

● Qualified accountant

● Team management experience desirable