Finance Business Partner - Wimbledon

Recruiter
Compass Group
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
GBP 26.44 per hour
Posted
23 Feb 2021
Closes
25 Mar 2021
Ref
compass/TP/517601/77759/EN
Job role
Accountant
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Finance Business Partner

Wimbledon

Up to £55,000 plus bonus depending on experience

Are you a fully qualified accountant looking for your next role? Do you have commercial finance experience gained in a fast paced business, ideally within the hospitality or leisure industries? If so, our Levy UK business has a brilliant opportunity for a Finance Business Partner to join the team onsite at Wimbledon.

This is one of the world's iconic sporting locations serving as a private Members Club during 50 weeks of the year and then, for two weeks, hosting The Championships - the world's premier grass court tennis tournament.

This is a true business partnering role where you will provide commercial support to the venue management team to help them understand their financial performance, assist in driving performance and monitor and control change initiatives. You will be responsible for ensuring that the Group financial policies and procedures are rigorously adhered to at all times.

As Finance Business Partner, you will be responsible for the production of accurate P&L pre and post events including profiling, attendance and SPH assumptions. You will produce accurate & timely Weekly, Monthly and Rolling Forecasts and annual budgeting/forecasting process. You will engage key initiatives and strategies to optimise margin delivery and undertake analysis of business segmentation and profitability.
Responsibilities

As Finance Business Partner, you will lead a team to support the Contract Director and Operations Manager at AELTC Wimbledon: You will be responsible for the following areas:
  • Identification of key commercial initiatives to drive business performance and provide financial leadership and support delivery through financial analysis
  • Provide financial and commercial insight to the Contract Director and Operations Manager to support decision making and drive business performance
  • Be a business partner to the Contract Director and Operations Manager, assisting in setting the overall strategy and priorities for the business
  • Key part of client relationship management where appropriate, notably in financial reporting and commercial negotiations.
  • Ownership of the financial results and reporting of performance including budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Identification and management of risks and opportunities in financial performance in partnership with the Contract Director
  • Management of debt (including cash collection) and ownership of balance sheet integrity including monthly balance sheet reviews with contracts
  • Ownership of financial control and governance processes including contractual compliance and adherence to Compass financial policies. Liaison with the client's auditors will also be required at their financial year end
Ideal Candidate
  • Qualified accountant with proven commercial experience
  • High numeric and analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Proven financial and commercial acumen
  • Strong, dynamic team player
  • Previous and demonstrable commercial finance experience of improving business results and adding value
  • Excel in the areas of financial performance, helping to support the Contract to deliver a profitable operation
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends and also support events as required and as deemed necessary by the company
  • Excellent communication skills - ability to communicate oral and written information concisely and logically
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate information in a clear and concise way,
  • Excellent inter personal skills with proven ability to influence internal and external parties
  • Self-motivated with an ability to effectively plan and organise own work
  • Ability to take on a broad spectrum of work under pressure and to deliver in agreed timescales
  • Identify any additional financial business opportunities
About Us

As part of Compass, you have the opportunity to work behind the scenes at sports and leisure events, oilrigs and military bases, and in the heart of schools, hospitals, care homes, client offices and boardrooms - some 6,000+ locations across the UK and Ireland.

We do it all and so could you. Apply now and join the family!

We are an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees.

Levy Restaurants UK is the sports, leisure and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK and Ireland and British partner to Levy Restaurants US. A hospitality market leader, Levy Restaurants provides individual character to each of its clients through focusing on delicious food, great atmosphere and legendary service.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received. You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

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