Resourcing Finance Business Partner - Leeds - Hybrid

Posted 22 September 2022
Salary £40000 per annum
DisciplineQualified Finance
Contact NameSara Scott

Job description

This is a fantastic opportunity for an analytical and commercially focused Finance Business Partner, to join a high profile and prestigious Leeds based professional services firm.

The business have exceptional Head Offices based in Leeds City Centre, but operate UK wide as well as internationally.

This role will join the newly created commercial finance team in a standalone role working alongside the tow other Finance Business Partners, and reporting to the Head of Commercial Finance. 

The role will be responsible for budgeting, market analysis, analysis of existing resource and staff retention and presenting business cases for new hires/resource.

Having been set up 3 years ago, the commercial team is now growing and this hire will form an integral part of this growth. The team have already been instrumental in modernising the approach of the business and creating more opportunities and communicating key messages to influence business decisions and improve processes.  

The business are looking for someone who they can develop in this role, who will take ownership and add value through reccomending and improving exisitng and new processes.

The key duties of the role will include:
  • Working with the rest of the Commercial Finance team and Managers across the business to produce an annual budget for revenue, staff costs and productivity levels.
  • Provide analysis to constructively challenge budgeting decisions around spend and revenue generation and produce a summary of key financial measures
  • Proactively track staff changes, both arrivals and departures. Understand the impact these will have on departmental resource and their ability to meet budgets before communicating findings to senior stakeholders.
  • Work proactively with the rest of the Commercial Finance team and senior leaders to identify challenges in existing team structures. 
  • Provide detailed financial analysis to support the assessment of business cases to bring new starters into the business.
  • Provide detailed financial analysis to assess performance and supporting business cases for future progression.
  • Work with the business to explore remuneration offered to staff and how this compares to competitors
  • Work closely with the HR Manager to develop effective training in relation to financial and commercial awareness.
  • Proactively research and provide the business with insights into the actions of competitors/the wider industry

The successful candidate will:
  • Have previous experience in a Finance Analyst or Finance Business Partner role - Essential
  • Have an in depth knowledge of MS Excel and Powerpoint - Essential
  • Have exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to engage effectively with key stakeholders - Essential
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills - Essential

What's on offer?
  • Flexible and hybrid working
  • Company Bonus
  • Company Pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Wellbeing benefits
  • Staff discounts
  • Life assurance