Finance Business Partner

  • 300p/d
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Contract, Full time
  • B&FS Finance
  • 12 Dec 17 2017-12-12

300p/d 6 month Contract Start Date: 2nd January 2018 Qualified Accountant

We are looking for a Banking Reform Assistant Finance Business Partner to join our team based in London. With this significant programme already well underway, there is a strong need for effective cost oversight and control. Working as a Banking Reform Finance Business Partner, you will be an integral part of the team that is responsible for understanding the evolution of the Structural Reform Programme


Our people are passionate about truly listening to our customers to make banking more simple, personal and fair. And change like that doesn’t happen unless we all speak up with new ideas and challenge things that could be better.

The Banking Reform Act is a key part of the government’s plan to create a banking system that supports the economy, consumers and small businesses and represents one of the biggest ever reforms to the UK banking sector

As a Banking Reform Finance Business Partner, your main responsibilities will be

  • Analysing the overall cost impact on the programme and reviewing actual cost performance
  • Month end reconciliations and postings to ensure correct reporting of programme costs
  • Preparation and delivery of key management cost reports and recommendations, facilitating risk-based reporting and escalation
  • Support the cost governance framework, ensuring effective balance between speed, risk and cost
  • Liaising with business stakeholders to overcome any issues / queries as they arise
  • Reviewing alignment of programme activities with the wider organisation, recommending optimal solutions to ensure cost effective delivery

 Breakdown of Main Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities

Accountability   Details  Weighting

1 Project Financial Performance 50%

Preparation and delivery of key management cost reports and recommendations, facilitating risk-based reporting and escalation

Preparation of sensitivity analysis to facilitate senior management understanding of cost impact of different scenarios

Comprehensive understanding of programme strategy and cost drivers  

2 Project Governance: Delivery Oversight & Benefits Realisation 10%

Support the cost governance framework, ensuring effective balance between speed, risk and cost

3 Stakeholder Management 25%

Liaising with business stakeholders to overcome any issues / queries as they arise, communicating key conclusions to senior management      

4 Process  10%  

Development of high quality process documentation and methodology.

5 Best Practice / Standards 5%

Maintenance of integrity and security of data, ensuring compliance with corporate policies and procedures          

What we’ll be looking for in you

  • Accounting Qualification
  • Strong understanding of banking reform legislation and financial services
  • Attention to detail, thoroughness and accuracy
  • Strong stakeholder management experience combined with ability to communicate clearly financial insights to non-finance individuals
  • Degree level education; Motivated and highly numerate, with strong knowledge of International Accounting Standards