Finance Business Partner

Michael Page
04 Jul 2022
05 Jul 2022
JN -072022-5671160
Richard Farmer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Own the reporting, insight, analysis, performance, control, budgeting and forecasting processes of your division, by building strong and engaging relationships with the business

Client Details

A leading Bristol business with an outstanding reputation for culture for nurturing and developing their staff.


  • Act as the key point of contact for cost centre managers, HOF's and Directors to provide in depth analysis, interpretation and advice around their BAU cost base, initiatives and projects and add value through detailed reporting and Finance expertise
  • You will support, advise and influence business decisions which have a financial impact within your area of ownership, ensuring Finance play a key part in these decisions
  • Own the P&L for your business area ensuring reporting, and historical trends are reported, understood and used in investment discussions and decisions
  • Pro-actively get involved in business engagements that will provide you with more insight and knowledge to broaden your understanding of the overall business delivery and not just the financials. This should ensure there is context around your numbers to provide better analysis
  • Attend committees, owners groups or any other business meetings as required to represent Finance and provide updates of performance ensuring business areas are well informed from a finance perspective
  • As a Business Partner you will not only look at current and historical performance, you should also have a good understanding of the longer term financial outcomes within your areas. These views should be captured and shared to promote more insight into potential cost base increases especially around project completions
  • You should be close to the transformation committee to understand what activity has been sanctioned and work with the business owners to ensure the business case provides detailed analysis for you to successfully provide success criteria to report back on financial performance of the investment
  • Establish success measures to articulate performance across BAU, initiative and project activity
  • Play a key role in the quarterly business reviews to provide financial positioning across your area
  • Provide ownership and collate reporting on your areas financial positioning, ensuring there are clearly defined measures of success and variances are valid and understood
  • Form strong working relationships with the HR and Risk Business Partners
  • Own the budget and forecasting processes for your area
  • Keep up to date with external factors that may affect your areas financial performance or accounting approach
  • All financial controls, policy, governance and accounting treatment within your area will be your responsibility. This will require a proactive approach to ensure these are regularly reviewed in light of any new accounting changes that may come into effect
  • Be a key point of contact for external auditors
  • Play a key role in ensuring the Business Partnering team is continually evolving to meet the needs of Finance and the wider business


  • Qualified Accountant
  • Proven experience working in a business facing Finance role
  • You will be a self-starter and can prioritise tasks effectively. Able to independently manage workload and role development
  • You are comfortable communicating with stakeholders at all levels within the business
  • You can remain calm under pressure
  • You can effectively explain accounting principles to non-finance colleagues
  • You will need to be focused on timing and accuracy to deliver excellent service for your stakeholders.
  • You have experience of working to multiple deadlines
  • Preferably you'll have experience using Oracle Hyperion, OBIEE or other relevant Finance systems

Job Offer

A competitive salary plus benefits with hybrid working offered.

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