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Finance Business Partner

Fintellect Recruitment
London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Business Partner
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Client

Our client is on a quest to be the world’s most proactive bank. They improve lives by providing better clarity, intelligence and technology to empower every individual in making the smartest financial decisions.

The founding team is in place, and they have launched with a fully functional App. Starting out with a current account and credit card, they will be broadening their portfolio soon with the foundations in place for a positive, supportive and thoughtful new bank.

As Finance Business Partner (FBP), you will be responsible for cost control, forecasting and insights that will support the business to make the right tactical and strategic decisions for one of the UK’s newest FinTech lenders. Our FBP enters at an incredible time for the business; we have our FCA license, a fully functioning app and with funding secured, a compelling and realistic plan of action.

We have a strong finance team but want to bolster the team further to enable the team to thrive. We have very ambitious business goals and you will be a crucial part of the team to help achieve these. This is a multifaceted role; you will have both an eye for detail and be business minded. As the business expands further, your role may morph, but there is enough to keep you busy for now!

Our finance team is based in London, and you will be joining as we grow the team and talent base. Due to the nature of the team and business, the expectation is this role will be office based (at least 4 days a week).

What will you be doing as the Finance Business Partner?

  • Lead the effort in controlling our cost base, identifying and executing on opportunities to deliver shareholder value and drive efficiencies.
  • Engage across the business to support supplier contract negotiations, ensuring agreements align to our operating plans and forecasts.
  • Take overall responsibility for business forecasting.
  • Coordinate and lead budgeting cycles.
  • Develop the internal lending product and profitability models.
  • Support continuous improvement across finance with a focus on automation in everything we do.
  • Working with the wider finance, data & analytics teams to ensure our real-time view of financials are accurate.

What are we looking for in you as the Finance Business Partner?

  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent) with significant business partnering experience in a lending environment.
  • Strong commercial acumen with a keen eye for details and the bigger picture.
  • Experience in regulated financial services is essential, ideally UK Retail Banking.
  • Excellent communicator, with the ability to explain and present financials and business cases in a clear and logical way.
  • Comfortable presenting to, and be challenged by, senior leadership including ExCo.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a high growth business and the challenges that presents.
  • Be inquisitive and unafraid to challenge.
  • Comfortable making decisions with incomplete information or a degree of ambiguity.
  • Advanced Excel skills. Working SQL knowledge is a bonus.
  • Finally, this role requires someone to be pragmatic.

What extras can you bring that might be useful (bonus skills)
  • Experience in a rapid growth environment / experience in a start-up.
  • Demonstrable data analysis & SQL experience.
  • Commercially minded, able to create business cases.

A little about you
  • You are curious by nature and like to delve into technical details and processes to understand and efficiently solve the problems and challenges our customers and stakeholders face.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to relay often complex technical information clearly, tactfully and concisely in both written and verbal communications.
  • Self-motivated, can be relied upon to follow up questions and outstanding actions, and to drive projects to completion according to requirements and schedules.

What’s in it for you?
  • Be part of something! This is a rare opportunity to join a consumer-driven business in its infancy, bringing to market a suite of exciting new products. As our funding is secure, this is the best of start-up environments
  • Be part of a small, motivated and specialised team who look out for one another and with a giant shared ambition, enjoy a collegiate spirit
  • You will enjoy access to the entire business, gaining a wealth of experience from colleagues with a raft of skillsets and start-up experience
  • Birthdays off
  • Personal days/charity/volunteering days
  • Buy and sell holidays (up to five days)
  • Social calendar
  • Cycle to Work scheme and Season Ticket Loans
  • Personal training budget
  • Free drinks fridge and snacks

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