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Junior Finance Business Partner

Employer
Advanced
Location
Balsall Heath, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Business Partner
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Role Introduction

Advanced are one of the UK's largest and most successful software companies. Our products sit at the heart of some of the country's best-known businesses, charities, and public sector organisations, powering their key services and functions. Driven by the millions of people who interact with our products every day in hospitals, schools, transport providers, sports clubs and a wide range of instantly recognisable brands, in our 8-year history we've already grown phenomenally quickly with a £300m+ turnover and over 2,500 staff serving over 19,000 customers internationally

Part of a group finance team and directly supporting the Head of Finance and COO. This role has responsibility for partnering with both the businesses and functional streams alongside delivering timely & accurate month end reporting, business intelligence and insightful actionable analytics are provided to our functional and market teams. Ensure that the information provided helps to shape the future of the business, driving commercial performance & delivery of the financial plan.

What You Will Do

The role will focus on the following areas:
  • Stakeholder engagement to senior manager level
  • Partner Divisional Operational, Sales, and Practice Directors to ensure cost forecasts are accurately maintained
  • Managing month end processes and close within the Division
  • Be an effective business partner, while constantly seeking out opportunities to improve performance and management information, driving insight through data
  • Identifying opportunities to streamline the processes and drive efficiencies
  • Contribute as a member of the business unit management teams, responsible for day-to-day operational performance of the business and relaying financial performance & risk
  • Support the forecasting and planning for the division
  • Work with the business on identification and reporting of Strategic change plans and feeding into the centre
  • Collaborate with the central finance team to deliver best in class reporting, forecasting and insightful analysis and transformational change
  • Coaching and developing members of the team

What You Will Have
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/ACMA)
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Strong analytical skills; quantitative or financial techniques with keen approach to problem-solving
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills
  • Experience of preparing business / investment cases
  • Solid background in accounting, financial planning, budgeting and financial modelling
  • Hands-on Salesforce.com and Excel expertise an advantage
  • Working within Finance or alongside functional operations an advantage
  • Strong people management skills
  • Exposure to BI and Performance Management tools
  • Experience of working within corporate environment, matrix experience desirable
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in fast-paced environment, working collaboratively with cross-functional, cross-cultural teams
  • Consistent attention to detail and accuracy, delivering outputs of the highest standards
  • Proactive, insightful and commercially astute
  • Solid working knowledge of finance systems

What We Do For You

Wellbeing focused - Our people are our greatest assets, and ensuring everyone feels their best self to come to work is integral
  • Annual Leave - 25 days of annual leave, plus public holidays and the ability to buy additional days
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Free advice, support, and confidential counselling available 24/7 through Care First
  • Endometriosis Friendly Employer - We are proud to confirm our commitment to developing an environment and culture that allows those with endometriosis to thrive in the workplace

Personal Growth - Regardless of where you are at in your career, we're committed to enabling your growth personally and professionally
  • Development Programmes - From Future Managers to Leadership Training, our development programmes help you get where you need to go
  • Performance Bonus - Our Group-wide bonus scheme enables you to reap the rewards of your success

Financial wellbeing - We understand as well as your mental wellbeing, your financial wellbeing is really important
  • Pension Scheme - Our plan with Scottish Widows offers 5% matched contribution by the company
  • Income protection insurance - Providing you with support and assistance when you need it most

Recognition - Highlighting and rewarding the great work our people do
  • Values Awards - Our quarterly employee-driven initiative to highlight and reward the people in the organisation who embody our values the most
  • Clear Review - Our own technology platform that allows you to get real-time feedback, conversations and goals to help you become your best self

Making a Difference - we provide opportunities to help our people make a difference to the causes they care about
  • MatchIt! - Fundraise for a cause close to your heart and Advanced will match part of the funding
  • Volunteering Time - Our volunteering leave scheme allows you to use your time to help those who need it
  • Pennies from Heaven - donate the pennies from your pay check to help make a difference without lifting a finger

Who We Are

We are one the UK's largest tech companies, and our products sit at the heart of some of the country's best-known businesses. We've grown phenomenally quickly with a £275m turnover and 2,800 employees supporting over 25,000 customers. We hire for potential. We want to make sure we have the best people for the job and provide genuinely equal opportunities for our people to thrive. Our recruitment process is designed with inclusion and equity at its core.

Find out more about the next steps once you've applied here - careers.oneadvanced.com/how-we-hire

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