Finance Business Partner

England, Hampshire, Portsmouth
07 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017
Chris Adkins
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Part qualified, Qualified

Robert Half are currently recruiting a Finance Business Partner for a large client with offices in Portsmouth.The key purpose of this role in the support the business leaders to deliver profitable and sustainable growth for services. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the delivery of dedicated, commercial and financial decision support aligned to strategic priorities to win good business and improve shareholder value.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the delivery of commercial and financial decision making to drive future performance
  • Understand the customer landscape and their drivers to provide contract/service pricing, cash and margin optimisation recommendations, ensuring an acceptable balance of risk and return
  • Provide business knowledge and interface with central services team to enable their production of accurate financial records, compliance, business financial plans, and forecasts
  • Accountable for the accuracy of financial records, compliance, business financial plans and forecasts produced
  • Provide challenge and decision support for new business, drawing upon the Pricing, Deal, and Legal Teams where necessary
  • Support business leaders to deliver contractual obligations through identification of over and under delivery, performing root cause analysis, and making recommendations
  • Proactive identification, assessment, and management of financial and commercial risks
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders through the sharing of knowledge and collaboration


The successful candidate will display the following core competencies:

  • Qualified or part-qualified (and actively studying towards ACCA/CIMA/ACA) with relevant experience
  • In particular, you must demonstrate commercial experience in customer and market analysis, balancing contract risk and return, driving and responding to change, contract lifecycle support, optimising financial outcomes and commercial customer relationships
  • Capability of adding value in a commercially orientated bidding and contracting environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of the business within their scope of responsibility
  • Evidence of ability to influence, negotiate, listen to, and resolve conflicts with decision makers
  • Ability to highlight problems, offer practical solutions, and support their execution
  • Commercial acumen, as well as experience of understanding relationships between key financial and non-financial business value drivers
  • Translate business requirements into open, honest and transparent insight to solve
  • Ability to interpret and deal with incomplete data; and the capability to exercise judgement where there is ambiguity

Salary & Benefits

£45,000 - £65,000 per annum, plus benefits

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.

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