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Finance Business Partner

Background Information Of Company:

JobWatch powered by BigChange plans, manages, schedules & tracks your mobile workforce! BigChange is an established force in mobile resource management, offering a host of solutions that have proven to transform the way companies manage their mobile workforces and mobile operations. By challenging convention and pushing for constant innovation, BigChange is pioneering new, intuitive and simple to use technology that delivers industry leading levels of return on investment

Purpose:

BigChange’s purpose is to improve lives by accelerating growth and sustainability in our communities. 

BigChange is pioneering new, intuitive, and simple to use technology that transforms the ways our customers work. This role starts that transformation through the onboarding process: engaging and informing our customers so that they can maximise the potential of JobWatch for their businesses.

Role and Responsibilities:

Job Title: Finance Business Partner 

Reporting Line: CFO

Summary of Role:  Reporting directly to the CFO, the Finance Business Partner will be responsible for taking the lead on all commercial finance work, to include budgeting, forecasting, monthly management reporting and FP&A. 

Key responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the BigChange business, its stakeholders and deliverables.
  • Develop and lead the annual budgeting, 5-year plan and monthly re-forecasting processes
  • Build strong working relationships with other business departments, providing insight and business intelligence to support financial decision making and planning
  • Develop a cost control mindset within the group
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to drive efficiency and process improvements across the business
  • Develop detailed monthly revenue analysis and KPI reporting packs
  • Support the development of a new commission scheme model 
  • Calculation of monthly sales commission 
  • Ability to communicate confidently with accountants and non-accountants
  • Customer benchmarking analysis and reporting
  • Identify and apply investment appraisal techniques.
  • Advanced excel and data analytics skills (Power BI preferred)
  • Ad hoc project work – such as integration of our French entity and support in implementing a new ERP system in 2022
  • To act in the best interests of BigChange at all times 

Profile:

  • A qualified Accountant with 3 + years PQE.
  • Significant experience gained in one of the following key capacities / disciplines: Finance Business Partner, Financial Planning & Analysis, or Commercial Finance.
  • The successful candidate will be highly analytical, with a “can do attitude”. 
  • An expert communicator, comfortable working at all levels. 
  • Ability to work with large volume of data, from different sources
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills.
  • Personable and confident, able to build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Willingness to learn to use new tools (e.g., Microsoft Power BI).

Person specification:

EssentialDesirable
KnowledgeHold a recognised accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
Minimum 3 years post qualification in a similar business partnering role
Good knowledge of Sage accounting and Sage payroll packages
Good knowledge of planning tools such as Adaptive Insights

SkillsBusiness partnering or FP&A experience
Expert excel skills
Experience with working with a planning tool such as Workday / Adaptive Insights 
Experience of working for businesses under private equity ownership
Power BI
Fluent French speaker
Knowledge of French GAAP
Key CompetenciesThrives in a fast paced, task focussed environment with the ability to work independently to tight deadlines Self-sufficient and proactive in the continual advancement of your knowledge
Detail focused
Excellent communicator and ability to present to senior stakeholders
Used to working within an agile environment
AttitudeDeadline driven
Calm but with a highly Inquisitive mindset
Team player with a flexible and collaborative approach 
Personal SituationCan be based either at the Leeds office or remote
Travel to the Leeds office (fully expensed) expected to be 4 times p.a.

Management  Leads by example
Ability/ experience to drive and motivate a team

Experience in developing  and setting OKRs

Your Rewards:

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Expenses paid for all overnight stays, subsistence and mileage whilst on business.
  • 33 days holiday, plus bank holidays, plus ‘BigChange Birthday’ or agreed otherwise
  • Pension plan (NEST 3% employer, 5% employee)
  • Gym membership assistance £20 gross pay monthly (for 12 months).
  • Free massage in the office
  • Free Yoga Classes
  • Cash Health Plan
  • “Motivational Mondays” – inspiring talks every quarter from extraordinary people.
  • Local fruit delivered weekly to the office.
  • Being part of a supportive team with the ability to learn new skills and grow within the company.
  • Experience cutting edge technology and be part of a company that is shaping the future.

Important Information:

Any offer is subject to the successful candidate obtaining a BS7858 Certification during their probationary period. BigChange reserves the right to withdraw any offer if an employee is not able to obtain a BS7858 Certificate. The probationary period will be extended if all HR information is not complete by the end of the initial probationary period.

BigChange are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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21st October 2021

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