Finance Business Partner

  • Per Day
  • Location
    Milton Keynes
  • Basis

Finance Business Partner- £400 a day- 12 month contract- Milton Keynes

My Client has released an exciting opportunity to join their team in Milton Keynes as a Finance Business Partner.

The role holder will provide all aspects of Finance Business Partner support to the key stakeholders across the business. Reporting into the Head of Finance as part of my clients Finance Group the individual will need to be able to influence, lead and ‘partner’ key senior members of the business in developing sound financial evaluation and commercial input, maximising financial performance through high quality analysis, decision support and financial insight.

The individual will be comfortable and confident working in a ‘matrix’ structure as the role involves a substantial element of ‘cross functional working’ both with finance and non-finance colleagues.

Financial and Commercial Performance
Maximise financial performance through the provision of high-quality analysis, decision support and financial advice to line management.
Lead the analysis and challenge major deviance in performance, offering solutions to effect improvement in all financial areas.
Provision of professional financial commentary and presentation of regular performance reports to key stakeholders.
Lead production of business plans, annual budgets and in year forecasting, working closely with the business and other finance colleagues.
Evaluate and influence Commercial/Sales business opportunities (understanding contract risk)
Provide support and validation in all Pricing decisions (fully understanding cost base and impact on margin).
Provide professional advice to the business, ensuring governance in all key financial and business controls and processes.

Customer Focus
Develop and implement forward looking and customer focussed solutions through understanding business costs, drivers, and revenue streams.
Communicate, in line with culture
Drive the corporate finance agenda, bridges business understanding & governance gaps implementing solutions where required
Use finance skills to influence business decisions
Provide insight and influence all key financial business decisions
Report on and provide MI for key business areas such as Risk, Operational Management Boards; Business reviews; Finance SMT

Key Responsibilities:
Provide financial support & review to explain or improve performance both in the short and over the longer term (strategic)
Provide effective, evidence based, actionable MI to support effective, evidence based decision making in complex and diverse situations
Ensure integrity of business management accounts; provide confidence that MTAs are a fair reflection of business performance
Recognises accountability & responsibility to Services overall
Embed a culture of value for money within area/function. Works collaboratively across boundaries to ensure that the Civil Service maximises its strategic outcomes within the resources available.
Understand and clearly explain performance variances against budget.

Skills and Experience Required
A fully-qualified accountant with proven experience of success in a commercial environment


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