Finance Business Partner

London, United Kingdom
23 Apr 2022
18 May 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

What Leadership Says

"The Finance team is a centralised function across Quilter plc and provides finance support across our High Net Worth and Affluent client focused segments. This role is part of the business partnering function within Finance supporting the Affluent business segment.
The Affluent business has £83bn of client assets under administration/ management and comprises Quilter's Financial Advice, Investment Platform, and Investment Management Businesses, principally through Quilter Financial Planning, Quilter Investment Platform, and Quilter Investors, respectively".

About the Role

As the Finance Business Partner, you will work closely with the business unit CFO along with key stakeholders, providing high quality analysis, insight, and decision support with the aim of achieving the Group's and the Business Unit's objectives and strategy.

Key activities within the Business Partnering Team include
  • Reporting and provision of information and analysis delivered to senior stakeholders to challenge and drive decision-making.
  • Providing analysis in support of the commercial proposition of the business, and leading on financial business cases
  • Delivery of the annual business plan and ongoing forecasting of financial results

You will be a trusted business advisor and partner, ensuring business knowledge is current and having an awareness of issues and challenges, new initiatives etc. that the Business Unit faces. You will be responsible for the analysis and interpretation of Financial Performance of the Business Unit.

The Finance BP plays a key role in the annual business planning and forecasting cycles, working closely with functional stakeholders to ensure submissions are robust, timely and in line with Group expectations.

You will perform analytical review on Business Unit results, providing qualitative commentary, understanding variances between actual, forecast and budget performance, you'll Identify value opportunities that require a particular intervention / project support from the Business Partner team and undertake major performance interventions if needed and review impacts of performance interventions.

Additionally, you will respond to and proactively seek opportunities for efficiency to drive better decision making around resource allocation and budget setting, you'll advocate for change, challenge status quo, and seek improvements. Continuously developing corrective actions to close gaps to targets and work towards optimisation, you will provide insight and explanation to stakeholders within the wider Quilter Group.

About You

To be successful in this role, prior Business Partnering experience is a pre-requisite, ideally within financial services and one of the key Affluent business segments.

You will have strong interpersonal and relationship management capability, with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with a large and complex set of stakeholders.

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, you will need to use Excel at an intermediate level as a minimum and be accomplished in presentation skills.

Experience in the identification or risks and opportunities in the P&L as well as experience in driving P&L performance improvements will also be a requirement.

You will be comfortable working at pace with agility and have an analytical mindset, someone who will use data and metrics to drive action. You will be delivery focused, have strong commercial acumen and exhibit credibility, professionalism, and integrity as well as a great negotiator, influencer, and leader.

You will also be someone who acts as a role model for the Quilter values - Pioneering, Dependable and Stronger Together. Someone who works collaboratively, and embraces change and initiates new and better ways of working to deliver positive customer outcomes.

Our purpose is to help the generations today and tomorrow to prosper. That means we must guide people through the complexity of planning for their future, with the right financial advice and investment solutions, so that they can have more secure financial futures.

In this ever-changing world, we see that our role in society has never been more meaningful, and we are committed to using our expertise and care to guide our customers through these challenging and unprecedented times.

Our impressive talents and capabilities set us apart, but our unwavering commitment to our customers is what defines us. We truly believe that we have all the ingredients to be the very best in our industry, and we want great people with the care and creativity that we need, to help us get there.

We are passionate about building an inclusive culture where everyone's contribution is valued, and our people can thrive. No matter what your role is or where you sit, your voice will matter. We hope you like what you hear and are interested in learning more about joining us.

Core Benefits

Holiday: 26 days

Quilter Incentive Scheme: All employees are eligible to participate in our incentive scheme, based on the company's performance and their contribution to it

Pension Scheme: 10% non-contributory company pension scheme that can be boosted through personal contributions

Private Medical Insurance: Single cover as standard, cover can be increased at your own cost

Life Assurance: 4x your salary, cover can be increased at your own cost

Income Protection: 75% of salary payable after 26 weeks of absence

In addition to our core benefits we offer a range of flexible benefits that you can choose from and pay for conveniently via a salary deduction.

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