Finance Business Partner

Job Ref: RB260

Global Accounting Network
Global Accounting Network
Global Accounting Network
SECTOR: Retail, FMCG & Hospitality
SALARY: £60000
LOCATION: Hammersmith
JOB TYPE: Permanent full time
JOB FUNCTION: Business partner

Main responsibilities:

  • Analyse performance against the long-range plan, Budget, and Forecasts, evaluating risks and opportunities and recommending appropriate actions;
  • Work closely with the relevant Heads of to ensure monthly functional reviews pay appropriate attention to relevant KPIs and that financials are presented with clarity and a focus on required management action;
  • Deliver commercial analysis to support tactical & strategic decision-making including projects that support capital appraisal for EBITDA enhancing initiatives and other key strategic decisions;
  • Support in the planning and preparation of Forecasts, Budget and Strategic Planning for Retail and Property inputs;
  • Identify business trends and conduct further analysis to improve the understanding of factors behind changes and trends, providing insights, conclusions and recommendations;
  • Provide, in liaison with other Finance Business Partners and senior functional management, pre implementation analysis and research for new innovations and initiatives, covering potential business impact, key insights, conclusions and recommendations;
  • Ensure consistency of management reporting and information, with particular emphasis on Pricing, Commercial and Technical Services, that supports effective business decision making;
  • Provide monthly variance analysis and appropriate commentary that adds to business insight and decision making;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of commercial analysis to support tactical & strategic decision making, which evaluates risk and opportunities and drives recommendations.

Global Accounting Network are working with a PE backed, entertainment business who are a prominent leader in their field and have a value of over £2bn. A truly international organisation, our client operates in several European and Asian countries. Recent growth has been fuelled by a number of acquisitions in both late 2018 and early 2019.

The role is intended to support the UK&I and European business in achieving key strategic ambitions through insightful, value adding analysis and commercial challenge. The position will work closely with the Marketing and Sales Director, Director of Screen Content, Technical Services Director and Pricing team and their respective Heads of Department.

  • Fully qualified CIMA accountant (although ACA/ACCA candidates will be considered if they have sufficient commercial finance experience);
  • Experience in a Commercial Finance/FP&A business partnering role;
  • From a Retail, Leisure, Hospitality sector where they are used to pace and commerciality;
  • Qualified multi-site budgeting and forecasting experience, with demonstrable accountability for delivery of key aspects of a budget/forecast;
  • Commercially astute and able to demonstrate business case development/project delivery in a fast-paced environment.

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