Senior Finance Business Partner

Senior Finance Business Partner

Haywards Heath
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We’re on the lookout for a Senior Finance Business Partner to join our talented Finance team in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

The successful candidate will be a commercially focused and strategic thinker, who can assist the business in driving value by proactively influencing business decisions and strategy through the provision of key information and challenge. 

You’ll have responsibility for understanding all trading KPIs on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and extrapolating that performance to the financial impact.

In addition, the Senior Finance Business Partner will act as a deputy for the Head of Commercial Finance.

Job responsibilities
  • Financial and strategic support
  • Identify and understand business strategy and provide highly relevant insight into business 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
  • Partner with the senior leadership team to deliver accurate financial information to aid decision making and maximise shareholder value and return
  • Performance monitoring and challenge
  • Provide insightful analysis and value-add variance commentary in relation to both income and expenditure
  • Work cross functionally with business managers to align targets and challenge business performance
  • Drive business improvements and contribute to the success of the business and act as a catalyst in driving forward initiatives critical to delivering the strategy
  • Act as point of contact for the business partner team in the absence of the Head of Commercial Finance

Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Degree educated
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) 
  • Extensive post-qualification experience, ideally within the insurance industry
  • Significant Finance business partnering experience at a senior level
  • A broad skillset, including stakeholder management at multiple levels, commercial acumen, problem solving, presentational skills and change management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills including verbal, and written, with the ability to challenge and reason
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • 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.

So, if this job sounds like the role you're looking for and a company you’d like to work for, what’re you waiting for? Apply today!

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