15 Jun 2017

Full-Time Senior Finance Business Partner

Directline Group – Posted by AdminOrpington, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Senior Finance Business Partner

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Direct Line Group as a Senior Finance Business Partner on a permanent basis. This role is based from our central Leeds office however can also be located from our head office in Bromley.

You will take a lead role in partnering with business areas across Direct Line Group (DLG) providing financial performance support of functional areas and their leadership teams at a senior level.

You will partnering with our Business Services department to deliver budgets and strategic change initiatives ensuring that the appropriate processes and governance is in place to drive robust financial reporting, analysis and commercial challenge. In order to provide intelligent insight for commercial decision making you will also support the challenge process through the use of budgets & forecasts and specialist knowledge gained.

Key Accountabilities

  • Strategically partner with the directors within the business and senior leadership teams on commercial activity, strategic change and financial/ commercial impact of contracts
  • Lead the provision of timely and effective financial performance reporting and insight to support the business directors and their teams in managing the operating expenses, FTE and financial impact of commercial contracts
  • Deliver and lead the strategic advice and expertise to the functional business area leadership teams and other stakeholders on financial and strategic issues across the cost base, project portfolio and wider commercial decision-making
  • Lead the delivery of financial governance frameworks to support strong financial management and internal controls
  • Strategically drive reporting across financial evaluation and financial planning to support the wider commercial decision making process
  • Provide thought leading commercial finance expertise to functional business area director and support them in delivering business outcomes that meet the needs of the customer, the business and the organisations’ financial targets
  • Provide , shape and lead the delivery of strategic cost insight and financial modelling of different business scenarios to support the leadership team in delivering their objectives
  • Lead the cost and benefit identification and tracking process to ensure the cost reduction agenda of the organisation is achieved and benefits realised and delivered as planned
  • Lead the review process and strategically partner the leadership team in the production of the Business Cases, Investment Appraisal and Contract Review Process to ensure the financials behind the CAPs are accurate and reflect the business case and are challenged and reviewed appropriately
  • Provide thought leadership, clarity and direction to a small Decision Support team and develop the team through enhancing performance management and utilising development tools available
  • Strategically partner with the procurement team to manage the financial/commercial impact of contracts, provide commercial challenge and provide financial rigour through out the entire procurement process

Skills we are looking for

  • Qualified Accountant ACA/ACCA/CIMA
  • Senior Finance Business Partnering experience essential
  • Proven track record of cost management and driving change
  • Commercial outsourcing / contract awareness 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: Business, Finance, and Other. Job Types: Full-Time and Permanent. Job Tags: Directline Group, diversity, equality, full time, inclusion, London - Bromley, permanent, and Senior Finance Business Partner. Salary: Competitive.

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