Finance

Senior Finance Business Partner

Full Time

Purpose:

Management responsibility for one commercial accountant and reporting into the Head of FP&A and Commercial, you will take responsibility for the financial reporting of the Commercial, Media and Legal business units. Specifically, aspects of financial management and planning (including budgeting, forecasting and P&L), strategy development and project support and business development and commercial opportunities. Responsibilities also include SoX compliance, spend approvals and some support of sponsorship partners.

The Role:
The role will be responsible for improving financial awareness across the relevant departments, supporting the budget holders in financial areas, and maintaining a strong link between central finance and the business.
Monitor existing projects to ensure project delivery is in line with financial modelling and board expectations, escalating financial risks and issues and providing key financial updates as appropriate.
Supporting the relevant strategic team, attend strategic reviews and update sessions, input into overall direction of business areas, and take responsibility and/or lead on specific strategic projects, financial modelling, work streams and tasks.
Assist in the preparation and sign off of monthly management accounts, quarterly financial reviews, and weekly forecasts.
Provide value add insight into new prospecting pitches, partner servicing approaches and media marketing spend.
Develop and mentor direct report inline with finance business partner competencies.
Manage key internal business relationships with; Head of Sponsorship Sales, Sponsorship Servicing and Media including their strategic support.
Support operational teams in the above area’s with financial decisions and direction.

The Person:
Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA or ACCA)
2–3-year PQE
Similar experience within a large complex organisation
Previous experience of senior stakeholder management
Strong influencing skills
Confident communicator
Excellent time management
Advanced MS Excel experience