Global Finance Business Partner

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  • Salary:

    £75000 - £80000 per annum

  • Job ref:

    JN -072021-2938303_1625844783

  • Published:

    26 days ago

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  • Client:

    Michael Page

The Finance Business Partners, supported by the analysts and transactional finance teams, have a key focus on supporting the business, providing strategic insight and a review of business performance. The key focus of the role will be providing rich analysis and insight based on internal and external data, and promoting growth through revenue initiatives, cost reduction opportunities, enhancing earnings quality, capex investments and new ventures.

Client Details

Michael Page, Page Personnel, Page Executive and Page Outsourcing are all part of PageGroup. At the heart of our business are the thousands of people's lives we change, the outstanding service we provide to our clients and candidates and the exciting opportunities within our offices all over the world. We're proud to set the standard in the recruitment profession - our specialist service with a personal touch is how we change lives for people through creating opportunity to reach potential.

PageGroup was established in the UK in 1976. We're now a FTSE 250 organisation with operations in 37 countries, providing recruitment services and career opportunities at a local, regional and global level.

Our values are reflected in everything we do, every day, all over the world. They're an integral part of our business and help set us apart from our competitors. They form a platform for our methods, approach to business and motivation of our people. More than just words, we believe our values are the essence of our brand and they influence the way we work day in, day out.

We make a difference; we are passionate; we value determination; we enjoy what we do and we work as a team



  • Daily Finance Business Partnering for the respective country MD/RMD/SS Director becoming a "trusted advisor" to them
  • Close monitoring of functional performance and strategic analysis of KPIs, financial indicators and external data including competition to spot key trends, insights and opportunities
  • Producing analysis and insights
  • Working with management teams in preparation and review of business cases, or in strategic analysis and decision making
  • Undertaking full cost analysis to maximise efficiency and profitability
  • Oversee and input into the budgeting and forecasting process
  • Overseeing the financial accounting inputs/output to/from the business
  • Ownership and responsibility for the full P&L, Balance Sheet and inputs
  • Ensuring strong processes between the functions and the respective SSC / transactional finance teams
  • Providing guidance and strategic input into the month-end process executed by the transactional finance teams
  • Reviewing bonus, commission and incentive schemes and payments, ensuring they remain fair, rewarding and cost effective
  • Oversight and ultimate accountability for any internal or external audit activity required
  • Closely work and coordinate with other support functions (Marketing, HR, IT) to ensure best possible outcome for Page
  • Other ad-hoc internal and external reporting as required by their businesses
  • Support the Finance function in driving efficiency and value from strategic investment in the GFS and Power BI tools, including supporting business cases and investment appraisals
  • Provide analysis and insights on key areas of spend and develop a strong understanding of agreements with our strategic and global suppliers
  • Collaboration with direct team members to understand any areas of overlap relating to middle office services to minimise risks of duplication
  • Contribute to the transition of the Finance function from a Regional organisation into a Global organisation. Collaborate with the Specialist Finance functions to design and implement the Final Support Charges framework in line with transfer pricing requirements
  • Finance SME for the Provisional and Final Support Charges policy liaising with the Group Functions to ensure this


Experience & Qualifications:

  • Very strong financial modelling skills
  • Experience of managing senior stakeholders
  • 3 years + professional experience in a large, complex global organisation
  • Professional accounting qualification: ACA, ACCA, CIMA or local equivalent
  • An understanding of the recruitment industry: threats, challenges and opportunities is desirable
  • Previous experience with Shared Service Centres and Support functions would be an advantage

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to influence change at a senior level
  • Member of the Global Transactional Finance Senior Leadership Team
  • Effective and clear communicator with strong presentation skills
  • Able to work and build relationships across function and country
  • Articulate, both verbally and in writing
  • Has a successful track record of forming business partnerships, managing & planning processes, challenging key stakeholders and driving tangible outcomes
  • Highly credible
  • Strong team player

Skills & Competencies:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to spot and interpret trends, translating these into actionable recommendations
  • Acts with the highest levels of integrity and treats others with respect
  • Analyses and presents data appropriately to a variety of audiences

Job Offer

  • £80,000 salary (experience dependent)
  • 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holiday)
  • Private Healthcare
  • Flexible working
  • Other performance relates benefits and bonuses to be confirmed