Finance Business Partner

Job Title: Finance Business Partner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cardiff
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: 16/05/2019
Reference: 14016962/001_1558108711
Contact Name: Harriet Taylor
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 17, 2019 16:58

Job Description

  • Business partnering the wider business to inform better decision making and preparing relevant management information, relevant reports, costing, business cases and analysis.

  • To prepare budgets, forecasts and periodic managements accounts to strict deadlines. The provision of business partnering of stakeholders of the wider business.

Client Details

Growing company in South Wales with a large presence. Cardiff City Centre Based. Excellent benefits.


Key responsibilities for the Finance Business Partner include:

1. Preparation of periodic management information and commentaries for assigned functional area, including usage of dashboards, analytics and infographics.

  • 2. Responsible for production of comprehensive annual budget and forecasts for assigned area of responsibility, including relevant P&L, balance sheet and cash flow impacts.

    3. Independently conduct monthly review meetings with budget holders, to act as the key point of contact for all finance issues for budget holders, and to support them with business cases.

    4. Periodic presentation of financial performance, forecasts and budget variances for area of responsibility, including financial opportunities and risks.

    5. Challenge current ways of working, driving efficiency's and cost savings wherever possible.

    6. Review of monthly commitments and preparation of periodic reconciliations including timely follow up on any queries.

    7. Management of direct/indirect reports (as applicable), who will support the Finance Business Partners in delivering their responsibilities.

    8. Ad hoc duties / analysis as required, to provide support to Finance management and senior leadership teams

    9. Prepare relevant information for year-end group and statutory audits and assist with any queries.

    10. Assist in delivery of any relevant Grant Agreement obligations.


Essential attributes and qualifications for the finance business partner include:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, ACMA)
  • Good understanding of financial and accounting issues relevant in an operational business, preferably a TOC / Infrastructure company
  • Practical experience working in a pressurised environment, and an ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent, highly developed analytical skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and influencing skills at all levels.
  • Good time management skills, ability to prioritise workload and ability to work to strict reporting deadlines.
    • Computer literate, (Word, Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, finance systems).
    • Being Safe - take responsibility for assessing and reducing risks

    • Being Positive - present information clearly, concisely and accurately

    • Being the Best - deliver high quality work to time and take personal responsibility to get things done.

    • Being Connected - support projects and process change by providing constructive feedback to proposals and implementing them when agreed.

  • Being Fair - develop productive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Creating Service Success - collaborate with colleagues and customers to deliver the required

Job Offer

The full time permanent project finance business partner role offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous pension
  • Additional benefits for the candidate and their family.