Finance Business Partner - Projects

£65000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits: 100% remote working
18 Jun 2021
02 Jul 2021
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Our client is a high-growth, PE backed technology services organisation. The business generates annual revenues of c. £120m and is highly profitable. With a number of successful acquisitions already completed, the business continues to pursure a buy & build strategy in what is a largely fragmented sector.

Role Purpose

To provide financial rigour, control, reporting and insight on the multi-year M&A integration programme, encompassing synergy delivery and capital & operating investment.

This role will lead on the creation and production of forecasts & actual/budget analysis (to key stakeholders, the Board, and to the central financial planning team for smooth consolidation), along with any further financial insight that maybe required. There are no pre-existing templates, so the role holder will be comfortable developing processes from scratch, to a high standard.

The role will be highly visible in the company, working alongside several key stakeholders both inside and outside Finance. Outside and beyond the programme, there will be plenty of further projects and opportunities that the role holder will be able to get involved with. The role reports directly into the Commercial Finance Director


  • To provide the business with a robust, timely and clear “one version of the truth” view of the financial performance of integration programme, including validation of benefits delivered
  • Develop (from new) and maintain on-going financial analysis (including budget versus actual analysis), and commentary that is clear, concise, and of sufficient quality to be presented to the Executive team for review
  • Partner with key Programme Leads to drive financial performance, identifying risk and opportunities, and working with key stakeholders to flag and resolve
  • Build periodic/long-term forecasts when required
  • Develop relationships with members of the wider Commercial Finance function (to support Group FP&A processes) and with the Core Finance function to derive accurate, timely reporting
  • Other ad hoc projects as directed by the Commercial Finance Director
Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) either with a prior commercially focused role in another company, working alongside non-financial stakeholders OR currently in Transaction Services, Consultancy or an equivalent professional services advisory team
  • Prior experience of IT / Technology businesses is essential
  • Prior experience of Private Equity backed businesses is desirable
  • Prior experience of M&A Integration (from a financial benefits delivery perspective, not systems) is also desirable
  • Strong stakeholder management experience, allying challenge & scrutiny with inter-personal skills
  • Experience in creating original analysis and processes from scratch
  • Strong analytical ability, coupled with exceptional communication skills (verbal and written)
Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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