Finance Business Partner

Scotland, Edinburgh
15 Jan 2019
12 Feb 2019
Mark Houghton
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Newly qualified

This is a rare opportunity to join as the in-house M&A finance and accounting specialist for a well-established energy company. This role will require the ability to interact with a range of internal and external stakeholders and support the successful delivery of acquisition and disposal activities in addition to on-going ad-hoc project work.

Client Details

Global Energy company


  • Undertake acquisition/disposal activities including: target evaluation, transaction planning and structuring, preparation/advice on data room financials, due diligence, assist in preparation and review of Acquisition/Disposal related agreements, Acquisition/Disposal accounting and delivery of transaction reports and assist in board paper preparation.
  • Represent Finance in key meetings with other business departments and external stakeholders.
  • Deliver pertinent analysis to facilitate the management team's and wider business's understanding to aid decision-making.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of ad-hoc projects across the business for new areas of activity or organisational performance improvements
  • Understand and analyse external economic trends, including the impact of government legislation, and the impact on the company.


  • Accounting qualification (ACA/ICAS/CIMA/ACCA). Several years' experience working in industry/practice.
  • Ideal candidate will be qualified and currently working within Practice.
  • Knowledge of both UK GAAP and IFRS and the confidence to apply them to practical examples is essential
  • Knowledge of accounting policies, processes and systems (SAP).
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Able to challenge the way things are done and look at ways to make improvements to the business
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to prioritise conflicting activities and be proactive
  • Act with complete integrity and confidentiality
  • Committed to continuous improvement and development of skills and knowledge

Job Offer

Competitive basic salary and package