Finance Business Partner

Robert Half is delighted to be exclusively partnered with a highly recognisable organisation based in Norwich as they seek a new Finance Business Partner to join their established team. As the new Finance Business Partner you will provide dedicated commercial and financial decision support to improve shareholder value. The Finance Business Partner will work with a range of stakeholders to challenge assumptions, influence decisions and make recommendations for efficiency improvements in order to sustain growth. Responsibilities: This role will require you to act as a trusted, visible and accessible point of contact to business leaders; providing commercial and financial decision support; challenge and insight into business profitability to drive future performance. You should be able to understand the customer landscape and their drivers to provide contract / service pricing, cash and margin optimisation recommendations, ensuring an acceptable balance of risk and return. You will be accountable for the accuracy of financial records, compliance, business financial plans and forecasts that are produced by the Centre of Excellence as well as the value drivers of the business and provide guidance on contract / service performance including ROI, scenario planning, KPI analysis and benchmarking. In your role as Finance Business Partner you will support the portfolio strategy through market, competitor and portfolio analysis, and inform market entry and exit decisions. Provide challenge and decision support for new business, drawing upon the Pricing and Deal Architecture and Legal teams, as appropriate. Develop customer relationships to successfully contribute to commercial and financial negotiations regarding variable revenue, rebids and change notices as well as support business leaders to deliver contractual obligations through identification of over and under delivery, performing root cause analysis, and making recommendations. The ideal candidate will have an awareness of business strategy, being commercially minded and customer focused as well as a good track record of collaborating with business leaders in a complex business environment. Experience of adding value in a commercially orientated bidding and contracting environment and knowledge and understanding of the business within their scope of responsibility. You should be confident in your ability to influence, negotiate, listen to and resolve conflicts with key decision makers. As Finance Business Partner you will be abe to to highlight problems, offer innovative and practical solutions, and drive through their execution, as well as display strong commercial acumen and a strong understanding of the relationships between key financial and non-financial business value drivers. This role will require the translation of business requirements into open, honest and transparent insights to solve business challenges. The ability to interpret and deal with incomplete data; and the capability to exercise judgement where there is ambiguity is a must. Experience of working as part of a virtual team is preferable but not essential. Key Skills and Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold an appropriate professional qualification for the role (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent). A relevant non-accounting based qualification (e.g. an applicable MBA) is desirable. Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. Where rates of pay or salary ranges are detailed these are dependent upon your experience, qualifications or training. If you wish to apply for this position please read our Privacy Notice which details how we may use, process, store and disclose your Personal Information: notice.

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