Finance Business Partner

Finance Business Partner

Haywards Heath
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We have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Business Partner to join our growing Finance team in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

We’re on the lookout for a commercially focused and driven individual to provide support within the pillar leadership team, representing the Finance department and acting as a peer to the team.
The successful candidate will need to be a trusted advisor and assist the business to drive value by proactively influencing business decisions and strategy through the provision of key information and challenge.
You’ll confidently drive business improvements and contribute to the success of the business, whilst acting as a catalyst in driving forward initiatives critical to delivering the strategy.
Job responsibilities
  • Stakeholder management at multiple levels
  • Identify and understand business strategy and provide highly relevant insight into pillar performance
  • Develop a deep understanding and knowledge of key business performance indicators (KPIs) and be able to draw conclusions from the suite of KPIs available
  • Add value through support and challenge of the business in all commercial decision making, providing financial analysis support as necessary
  • Drive the creation of the annual budget and quarterly reforecast for the pillar, gathering relevant data and helping to determine assumption development across the plan period
  • Ensure the change initiatives are correctly reflected in the budgets and forecasts
  • Ensure the internal IT development for the initiatives is correctly reflected in the budgets and forecasts
  • Partner with the senior leadership team to deliver accurate financial information to aid decision making and maximise shareholder value and return
  • Work cross functionally with business managers to align targets and challenge business performance
  • Provide business expertise into accounting processes
  • Be an ambassador for the Finance function
Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Degree educated
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)
  • Significant post-qualification experience, ideally within the insurance industry
  • Finance business partnering experience in a relevant area
  • Detailed knowledge of the insurance underwriting principles and practices
  • Understanding of the links to Claims performance and reserving
  • Familiar with the modelling techniques employed by underwriters
  • Driven and proactive, a self-starter who is enthusiastic
  • A team player with the ability to forge relationships at all levels within the organisation
  • Deadline driven
What can we do for you? 
We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…

Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle, including a company pension scheme, group life assurance, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, professional subscription fees, the opportunity to buy additional holiday, health cash plan, help with travel expenses and the opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work.

Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.

If this sounds like your next role and a company you’d like to work for, what’re you waiting for? Apply today!

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Generous holiday entitlement

All employees receive a generous holiday entitlement.

Health cash plan

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