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Finance Business Partner Consultant - Investments (12 month FTC) - Edinburgh

Up to £70,0000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1950 Date Posted: Tuesday 10 May 2022
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W&A is working with a large asset management organisation to help source a Finance Business Partner Consultant in Investments for a 12 month fixed term contract. Our client has an inclusive culture supporting home and flexible working.

This role will work closely with colleagues and the key business stakeholders to ensure commercial and strategic decision making is appropriately informed, also helping to ensure commercial objectives are met. 

Responsibility will also include working with colleagues to deliver a consistent and high-quality approach to the production of insight and information.

This position is an excellent opportunity for a self-starter to join an organisation that champions and supports personal development. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparing financial modelling and analysis to support key commercial and strategic decision making covering a range of initiatives; approach and techniques will include performing market research, data mining, business intelligence, and valuation computations
  • Providing and evaluating non-routine analysis of financial performance, trends and variance analysis, with supporting improvement recommendations
  • Supporting the production of routine analysis by facilitating the incorporation within the procedures of the financial operations team
  • Working closely with the accounting team to ensure that new business initiatives are supported by appropriate technical opinions and consequent financial accounting records and representation in the general ledger is correct
  • Embracing new technologies to increase productivity by developing automated reporting and analysis tools
  • Demonstrating robust modelling by ensuring analysis is drawn from robust data sources and contains appropriate control and validation steps

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Partly or fully qualified accountant
  • Strong financial and analytical background
  • Ability to leverage market perspective when interpreting and communicating data
  • Ability to provide guidance and business support that balances business need and corporate compliance
  • Excellent analytical ability with a good attention to detail
  • Strong commercial acumen, prepares and delivers clear, concise, accurate, and effective written and verbal material/messages according to the needs of the audience
  • Strong application of IT skills, importantly ability to construct and interpret financial models using Excel
  • Demonstrates credibility with stakeholders
  • Good time management skills, ability to prioritise workload and ability to work to strict reporting deadlines