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Finance Business Partner

Posted 14/11/2022
£100,000 per annum
City of London
Full time

Initially on a 12 month basis for a maternity cover, due to the growth trajectory of the business there is a strong likelihood of further permanent opportunities at this business.


* Partner senior business leaders and their respective teams helping to manage and drive financial performance
* Provide senior management with insight into financial performance on a monthly basis, and support the accounting team month-end analysis where needed
* Support with the monthly forecasting activities and report the outlook to the CEO, CFO and Chief Actuary & Risk Officer
* Input to the annual business and strategic planning cycle
* Advise the business in strategic decision making, building business cases and developing business strategies
* Identify areas for improvement or opportunities to drive value across the organisation
* Draw in external industry insight including competitor benchmarking and analysis
* Produce financial materials for Board meetings, Committees, Townhalls and other similar forums
* Manage the reporting of Financial Management Information with the support of a Financial Analyst
* Use performance indicators to measure success and strengthen the management information capabilities across the organisation
* Increase the organisation's understanding of the financials and value drivers through training
* Collaborate with Group finance function in US
* May perform additional duties as assigned.
* Comply with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements and ensure, at a level appropriate to the position that appropriate measures are in place to ensure this compliance

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

* Intellectual curiosity with an aptitude to solve complex business problems through analysis and structured thinking
* An ability to build logical and persuasive business cases and solutions
* Accomplished verbal communication skills and confidence in managing senior stakeholders
* Individuals with a strong sense of accountability and the resolve to drive change
* Experience of managing high performing teams
* Experience of MS PowerPoint as a tool to present recommendations in a simple manner
* Strong MS Excel skills with an ability to manage large and complex datasets
* Exposure to the insurance industry, insurance accounting and an understanding of the value drivers of an insurance company is preferable
* Professional qualification preferable (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

Oliver James Associates

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