Finance Business Partner

Job Title: Finance Business Partner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chichester, West Sussex
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: 24/04/2019
Reference: 14011184/001_1556720443
Contact Name: Nikola Berry
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 01, 2019 15:20

Job Description

Commercial business partnering role to support an events based venue management team in understanding their financial performance, assist in driving performance and monitor and control change initiatives. Ensuring at all times that the Group financial policies and procedures are rigorously adhered to.

Client Details

Our client is a catering and hospitality partner to many of UK's iconic sport, leisure, heritage, performing venues, conference and exhibition centres


Key Accountabilities

Business Performance

  • Overseeing production of accurate P&Ls pre and post events including profiling, attendance and SPH assumptions
  • Overseeing accurate & timely Weekly, Monthly and Rolling Forecasts and annual budgeting/forecasting process
  • All variances understood and challenged and appropriate actions put in place for venues to improve
  • Ensuring appropriate business performance tools are understood and utilised by venue teams
  • Review of trends and benchmarking across venues and challenged accordingly

Commercial Support

  • Working closely with BD to ensure full awareness of all financial drivers to enable robust decision-making
  • Driving commercial initiatives to maximise Revenue and optimise cost control
  • Undertaking analysis to understand the impact of initiatives employed
  • Engage key initiatives and strategies to optimise margin delivery
  • Analysis of business segmentation and profitability

People Relationship Management

  • Direct partnering with Venue Director and functional heads in business to ensure optimal financial performance
  • Management of the venue cash team
  • Development of venue team to increase financial awareness and adherence to control procedures
  • Work closely with regional FBPs colleagues to streamline processes and plan new strategies for overall business
  • Quarterly Business Reviews with Client


Candidate Requirements

  • Qualified accountant with at least 2/3 years commercial experience
  • High numeric and analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Proven financial and commercial acumen
  • Strong, dynamic team player
  • Previous commercial finance experience of improving business results and adding value
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends and also travel for event support as required

Performance Standards

  • Excellent communication skills - ability to communicate oral and written information concisely and logically
  • Pro-active and energetic approach
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate information in a clear and concise way
  • Excellent inter personal skills with proven ability to influence internal and external parties
  • Self-motivated with an ability to effectively plan and organise own work
  • Ability to take on a broad spectrum of work under pressure and to deliver in agreed timescales

Job Offer

Our client are offering the opportunity to join their growing organisation in this leading Finance role. A competitive package is on offer.