29 Jun 2017

Full-Time Senior Finance Business Partner- DLG Change

Directline Group – Posted by AdminOrpington, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Senior Finance Business Partner- DLG Change

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Finance department at Direct Line Group as a Senior Finance Business Partner specifically covering our change portfolio. This is a permanent opportunity based from our head office in Bromley.

You will lead and manage the Finance Business Partnering team for DLG wide SIP and change, bringing financial challenge and insights to the senior leadership team (SLT), Business MDs and EXCO members.

Within this role you will provide key strategic and financial advice and challenge in order to help ensure optimal business decisions are made and business objectives are met. We are looking for someone who is able to continually challenge and improve the budgeting and forecasting for this area, providing intelligent insight in order to guide key commercial decision making.

Key Accountabilities

  • Build strategic relationships and lead business partnering across Personal Lines, Cheif Operating Office, Commercial and head office business areas
  • Lead the commercial and financial challenge, and advice to the business through analysis and insight of operating costs, income, indemnity, partner change and commercial contract review , ensuing pro active decision support on SIP and change
  • Lead and provide finance leadership and set the strategy for the provision of effective financial performance reporting and strategic  insight to support the business in managing the SIP and change costs
  • Provide financial leadership, professional advice and expertise to the Business Leadership team and other stakeholders on financials and strategic commercial issues
  • Lead the review of Business Cases, Investment Appraisals and Contract Reviews to ensure they are challenged and reviewed appropriately across DLG
  • Drive continuous improvement across financial project accounting process for DLG including governance, re charging and capitalisation and depreciation reviews
  • To lead the provision of clear analysis/ insights and understanding of the drivers of the underlying SIP activity and drive the strategic commercial business drivers and challenge
  • Lead and own the insight and reporting for SIP Cash, Capitalisation and Depreciation impact of projects across DLG reporting to SLT and Exco on a regular basis
  • To provide strategic leadership to the team to provide an enhanced business partnering offering- leading and developing the team

Skills we are looking for

  • Qualified Accountant – ACA/ACCA/CIMA
  • Senior Finance Business Partnering experience is essential
  • Project experience & awareness is essential
  • Commercial awareness with the ability to build strong meaningful relationships at all levels
  • Ability to challenge and provide oversight to aid key strategic decision making
  • Proven track record of cost management and driving business change
  • Insurance experience would be preferable however not essential

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts – a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation’s best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

Closing date – Undisclosed

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Job Categories: Banking & Finance, Business, and Other. Job Types: Full-Time and Permanent. Job Tags: Directline Group, diversity, equality, full time, inclusion, london, London - Bromley, permanent, and Senior Finance Business Partner. Salary: Competitive.

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