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Finance Business Partner

Date: 23-Apr-2022

Location: London, GB, W1U 8AN

Company: Knight Frank

Reference No 18563 
Job Title Finance Business Partner 
Type Permanent 
Salary Range Competitive
Division Business Services 
Sub Division Business Services 
Department Accounts (10000048) 
Location 55 Baker Street 


Knight Frank is unrivalled in property market knowledge, with teams specialising in residential, commercial, and rural property services. We understand the only way we will continue to thrive is through the commitment and passion of our people and their tireless delivery of excellent client service. That’s why investing in our people is as important to us as investing in our clients. That’s what makes Knight Frank different – the difference is our people. An opportunity has arisen to join us here at Knight Frank, and we are currently seeking a Finance Business Partner.


The role will report into the Commercial Finance Partner while providing direct support to relevant departments within the Commercial business of Knight Frank LLP.


Business Partner/Analyst support currently for two sub-divisions (UK Cities and London Offices) within the Commercial business. Assisting management in interpreting performance and providing guidance and support during periodic planning cycles.


Specific duties to include:

  • Develop detailed understanding of fee-earning departments including overarching risks and opportunity vs plan
  • Guide department heads through budget, forecast and LRP processes
  • Regular analysis on staff costs, discretionary expenditure, accommodation and other costs etc.
  • Prepare monthly income and cost analysis / performance summaries
  • Present performance updates to sub-divisional boards
  • Tracking and post-investment appraisal on projects/capital expenditure including systems, team expansion, key hires etc.
  • Ad-hoc viability analysis; fee-earner recruitment, service line expansion, office moves etc.
  • Work with central accounts to ensure queries on actual and plan are dealt with promptly
  • Apportion property management accounts team costs and fee-shares across the service line
  • Work with analysts to prepare and confirm monthly WIP submissions


Professional experience and personal skills profile



  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
  • Business Partnering experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent communication skills incl presenting
  • Capability to build strong working relationships with all levels of seniority within the business
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex financial information to non-financial stakeholders
  • Flexible and productive working both alone and as part of a team
  • High degree of flexibility and organisation; working to defined timescales



  • Experience of SAP, BPC and Business Objects
  • Aptitude to learn new systems quickly and explain them to others



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