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Finance Business Partner

Date: 04-Dec-2022

Location: London, GB, W1U 8AN

Company: Knight Frank

Reference No 26462 
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 the leading independent property consultancy in the UK offering agency and professional advice across Commercial, Residential and Rural sectors.  Established in 1896, Knight Frank now comprises a global network of over 400 offices. 

The Finance Business Partner role sits within the Accounts function but works closely with senior stakeholders within the Residential property division. Working closely with the Partners at board level, you will provide regular analysis on performance against targets and the wider market, giving insight and recommendations at business planning meetings or on an ad-hoc basis.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Manage the financial reporting and analysis for the Residential estate agency office network and all depts within this structure.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with all relevant stakeholders and their teams.
  • Provide clear and concise management information at all levels.
  • Present key metrics and concise management information at various boards and sales heads meetings to draw out key performance indicators, trends and issues based on an in-depth understanding of the relevant data.
  • Analyse data to provide commercial advice and guidance on business strategy and operational performance against set targets to support and improve sub-divisional decision making.
  • Run the annual Sub-divisional budget and regular re-forecast process for all depts within the network.
  • Ad-hoc support including but not limited to;
    • Business case analysis
    • Reviews of FTE headcount data
    • P&L reviews of specific cost centres

Experience 

 

  • Strong analytical skills incl financial modelling
  • Excellent communication skills to all levels of management
  • Communicating financial data to non-finance staff (incl decision-making support and constructive challenge)
  • Commercial advice and guidance, assisting in key business decisions and strategy planning
  • Consultative approach with excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Project management / co-ordination skills to manage the budget/re-forecast cycles
  • Experience of working in a large, national or international company would be beneficial

 

Qualifications

  • Qualified Accountant  - CIMA, ACA or ACCA (or equivalent)

 

  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills required
  • SAP, BPC and Business Objects preferable
  • Aptitude to learn new systems quickly and explain them to others

 

 

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