Senior Finance Business Partner

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Energy & Natural Resources

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £70000 - £85000 per annum + excellent bonus, LITP, 10% penison

  • Contact:

    Chris Brannigan

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


  • Consultant:

    Chris Brannigan

My client is a major player in the Commodity Trading space.

As a result of an internal reorganisation an opportunity has arise for an experienced Finance Business Partner to join their London office.

The Business Planning and Reporting (BP&R) functions led by the Head of Business Planning and Reporting is one of the core functions within the Global Finance and Treasury department.

The Business Planning & Reporting team plays a key role in supporting the management with high quality financial information, analysis and advice to senior management across business units and support functions as well as supporting the wider Group by providing budgetary and performance reporting information according to Group requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities

Main Responsibilities

  • Own and develop the relationship between senior management and Finance for respective business unit
  • Provide insightful financial analysis as well as reporting, budgeting and forecasting and accounting advice to support strategic decision making
  • Management, support and development of direct reports

Financial Planning

  • Focal point for all financial planning queries for in London
  • Provide support to senior management at for budget and business plan submissions as part of the annual budgeting and business planning process and any subsequent reforecasting exercises
  • Support intra-year financial reforecasts in line with senior management requirements
  • Provide key support in the presentation of budget/business plan and re-forecast to senior management
  • Ensure submissions have been received from relevant business areas, within agreed timescales and are complete according to commercial and business management requirements
  • Challenge assumptions - thorough review of budget/business plan inputs to ensure accuracy and provide input to the cost challenge process
  • Understand and challenge costs and cost drivers for the Group through a commercial lense

Management Reporting

  • Prepare high quality, insightful management information on time, analyse and understand variances and trends against budget and reforecast
  • Serve as a business partner and act as a key point of contact for all MI requirements
  • Work collaboratively with the wider Finance team developing good working relationships in addition to the wider business
  • Proactively seek out improvement opportunities both from a process and a commercial perspective
  • Drive cost management, accountability and strategy across respective area
  • Leading post implementation reviews of approved investment initiatives and tracking cost / benefits

Gazprom Group

  • Focal point for all management reporting and planning
  • Prepare documentation required for Group pack including final forecast and budget tables, commentary and analysis
  • Support business and group management in developing and reporting best practice financial performance indicators

Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent presentation& relationship building skills, with the ability to challenge, influence and give advice to senior stakeholders
  • Pro-active in achieving results with a track record of significant delivery
  • Highly organised individual
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent team player able to work effectively across geographical and functional boundaries;
  • Strong analytical skills combined with sound accounting knowledge
  • Able to cope with rapid business growth and pressurised environment
  • Strong Microsoft Excel modelling skills, and advanced competency in using other Microsoft Office applications (Word and PowerPoint)


  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent), energy industry experience is advantageous
  • Experience with an ERP Reporting module or a Data Warehouse Tool


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