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Finance Business Partner

  • Job reference: 934037
  • Location: York, North Yorkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Finance, Finance Business Partner
  • Date posted: 10/02/2021

934037 - Finance Business Partner

We are currently working with our client to secure the services of a Finance Business Partner for a contract position

To work as an integral member of supported business senior leadership team, to proactively identify, plan and meet the finance needs of the business in order to improve business performance, in coordination with other members of the wider finance team as required.

To positively challenge Senior Leaders, budgets and business activities to enable the best business outcomes are delivered.

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provide technical and professional analytical work which enables the business to make effective decisions.
  2. Collaborate and manage the efficiency portfolio for Eastern Region
  3. Communicate, brief and lead the process of reporting efficiencies, and provide insightful analysis of the efficiencies programme for senior leaders. Using innovation, technology and independent workings to improve performance.
  4. Enhance the analytical capabilities and services provided to the region, across all business performance, i.e. financial and non-financial performance.
  5. Consolidate, critically review and provide technical advice and guidance on periodic financial results and forecasts to Identify and monitor risks, opportunities and efficiencies to minimise the financial and legal impact on the business area.
  6. Provide robust professional recommendations and financial guidance on accounting guidelines and standards to enable the business to be financially and legally compliant.
  7. Influence, coach and challenge senior budget holders in understanding the impact of their period results and forecasts against budgets in order to manage their business more effectively and manage within budgeting limits.
  8. Proactively challenge budget holders plans and budget submissions to understand the overall plan, providing advice and new initiatives to save costs and be more efficient as an organisation.
  9. Drive, adapt and deliver key KPI'S and deliverables for the function, highlighting any significant issues and trends with financial and other business results to aid decision makers to make efficiencies.
  10. Develop, drive and implement investment decisions and new business activities, working collaboratively with senior leaders to explore new opportunities and drive business performance.


  • Membership (or working towards membership) of a relevant accounting body (CIMA/ACCA/ICAEW) or equivalent experience
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills at all levels. This should include Customers; 3rd party representatives, other business & functional leaders and key support personnel.
  • Successful relevant experience working in a complex financial environment including demonstrable experience in managing business risks, professional financial control and forward planning.
  • Demonstrable record of budget management, governance and ability to understand and interpret commercial and financial landscapes (budgets, forecasts, actual status).
  • Significant experience in managing ambiguity in a financial environment with strong evaluation and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent technical Financial and Accounting knowledge and application of that knowledge in a complex and commercial environment.
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline, for example accounting and finance, business management or equivalent demonstrable experience in finance


  • Full membership of relevant post graduate professional body (CIMA/ACCA/ICAEW)
  • Experience of Oracle based systems
  • Substantial experience within multiple finance disciplines
  • Knowledge and technical expertise of Government accounting and relevant financial governance
  • Understanding of project management principles and experience of managing complex projects to successful conclusion.

This is a contract position

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.