Senior Finance Business Partner

Senior Finance Business Partner

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £70000 - £80000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension, Flexi bens

  • Contact:

    Rob Anderson

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Senior Finance Business Partner


Smart DCC believes in making Britain more connected, so we can all lead smarter, greener lives. We're a relatively young company, with a very mature assignment. What we do will enable innovators to provide smart solutions for the future. It's never been done anywhere in the world. We're definitely game-changers in that respect.

It's an exciting time to join our business. Our universal, secure network will be in 30 million homes and businesses. That'll make it the largest network in Britain. Our business has evolved as quickly as it's grown. The scope of what we do and what's in our roadmap is much further reaching than what Smart DCC was originally established to deliver.

Our people mission is: to motivate individuals to be the best they can be. In turn, producing the best talent that make DCC a high performing business and a great place to work.

We're good at what we do, but we're not perfect. We don't always get things right, but when that is the case, we fail fast. We fix the problem, learn how to be better moving forward and get on with it. We value all of our people and celebrate our diversity. We operate within a culture of mutual respect, ensuring everyone feels included.

We need people who are both innovative and professional by default. We need people who push themselves to be the best, always. If you want to grow a business that is fast paced, and you thrive in an environment of change, then Smart DCC is the place for you.


An exceptional opportunity to join this wholly-owned subsidiary of a FTSE 250 company in a permanent high-profile and key strategic position. As a Finance Business Partner, we are seeking an individual who is ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified (or equivalent) with demonstrable experience engaging and influencing at executive level.

The role will be partnering COO and senior leaders in the business on both functional and programme lines - ensuring they are receiving financial support in all of their business decisions and future financial outlook. This is a forward thinking, fast paced business area operating within a flexible working environment.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Finance Business Partner to CDO, Service Delivery Functional Heads and/or Programme Directors
  • Financial assessment of business activities and projects specific to programmes/functions, including any necessary modelling
  • Support and input towards the publication of Charging Statements, Indicative Charging Statements and indicative budgets.
  • Work with senior management team in preparation and review of business cases, providing detailed feedback on submission, continuously work towards improving the process
  • Provide appropriate level of challenge to senior leaders on cost proposals
  • Budgeting and quarterly forecasting of costs and timing of cash outflows
  • Manage and report on key risks, issues and opportunities affecting projects and functions that the role supports
  • Prepare and deliver accurate month-end/year-end management reporting for functions and projects which this role supports
  • Building and operating financial models as appropriate (overseen by Data team)
  • Identify and drive improvements/efficiencies in existing processes
  • other ad hoc assignments as necessary



  • CIMA/ACA/ACCA qualified or equivalent
  • Ability to provide clear analysis of performance drivers
  • Demonstrates initiative and takes responsibility for commercial issues, seeing them through to completion
  • Track record of implementing change to improve financial processes
  • Experience of engaging and influencing at executive level
  • Confident in managing demanding stakeholders
  • Experience in taking ownership of financial issues under their remit


  • Experience of supporting C Suite executives
  • Experience of supporting Programme Directors
  • Experience of working in the energy, government, technology or telecommunications sectors
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment
  • Comfortable operating within a complex, matrix environment
  • SAP BPC knowledge and the ability to create and develop reports

Person Specification

Core Skills

  • Effective communicator - both written and verbal
  • Structured approach to problem solving
  • Design, build and manage financial models and reports
  • Ability to analyse and optimise processes and drive transformation/automation (working with transformation teams where required)

Soft Skills

  • Enjoys a changing environment and working across teams - both within finance and within Operations and the rest of Smart DCC if required.
  • Curiosity, and a desire to explore a range of options to develop the right solution
  • Flexibility on approach to achieve a desired outcome, often with minimal notice
  • Effective time management, comfortable working to tight deadlines
  • Excellent at building and managing effective working relationships
  • Ability to coach and mentor both direct reports and dotted line (matrix) reports
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player who is not only a good listener but offers constructive advice to others
  • Appetite for working with complexity, yet maintaining a focus on producing simple, evidence-based analysis and solutions.

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