Finance Analyst (Finance Business Partner)

England, West Midlands, Coventry
07 Jun 2018
05 Jul 2018
Anna MacDonald
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified

As Finance Analyst (Finance Business Partner), working for a well known Retail business, based in Coventry, you will business partner with the Division to provide support, challenge and insight on all financial aspects of decision-making. You will business partner with delivery managers to provide support across various aspects of decision analysis, budgeting, forecasting and KPI reports. The role offer a clear pathway for progression.

Client Details

One of the largest Retailers within the UK, with the Head Office based in Coventry. The business offers excellent opportunities to develop you skills and progress a career within a well-known and successful business.


The successful Finance Analyst (Finance Business Partner) will:

  • Act as a finance business partner for Delivery Managers and Product Owners
  • Provide financial analysis and insight in relation to the development of robust financial models for new initiatives to support high-quality investment papers
  • Management of PO transfers, receipting and manual accruals on a periodic basis
  • Working closely with delivery managers to provide accurate forecasting across project expenditure, providing insight and challenge into the data, ensuring the Finance team are updated on latest views
  • Providing timely and accurate reporting across projects, providing a high standard of analysis to enhance decision making
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis as required
  • Support as required around the budgeting and Q2F process
  • Monitor realisation of project benefits vs. targets, understanding variances and challenges and flagging these appropriately
  • Ensure that the end to end capex and opex impacts of projects
  • Maintaining the BAU excel reports for the team, updating working files for business reporting changes, and responsibility for maintaining finance team procedures and process notes
  • Present financial information for projects within working group and steering group packs, clearly communicating any risks and opportunities to be considered
  • Support Project Managers completing the PIR (Post Implementation Review) paper
  • Build and maintain good relationships across finance and the wider business, engaging them as necessary for inputs into financial models.


The successful Finance Analyst (Finance Business Partner) will be:

  • Newly Qualified accountant CIMA/ACCA/ACA
  • Advanced Excel (pivot-tables, lookups) and PowerPoint skills
  • Proven track record of working independently as well as being an active part of the team
  • Self-motivated and ability to manage own time
  • Ability to prioritise and respond accurately under pressure
  • Good levels of impact and influence
  • Excellent forward planning and organisation skills
  • Very good networking and partnering skills
  • Ability to deal with senior stakeholders both verbally and written with strong communication skills, both orally and written
  • Be enthusiastic and ambitious, with the willingness to learn - the role offers a clear pathway for progression

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