Finance Business Partner

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Competitive salary plus package
Compass Group
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Are you a qualified accountant in ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent, with commercial finance experience gained within the hospitality, catering or retail industry? If so, RA Venues has a brilliant opportunity for a Finance Business Partner to join us supporting our fantastic venues!

RA Venues is the subsector Compass Group UK & Ireland which delivers a high quality competitive retail offer in conferencing and events for an eclectic portfolio of clients across the UK. We inspire great experiences at some of the UK’s leading cultural and heritage destinations. From cappuccinos at Pennethorne’s in Somerset House to feeding hungry herbivores at Bristol Zoo, or sophisticated afternoon teas in Liberty London to alfresco brunches at the River Cottage at Hatfield House, we celebrate great food and legendary dining across our portfolio of clients.
Package descriptionCompetitive salary plus package
Main responsibilitiesAs our Finance Business Partner, you will lead a team and support the RA Venues Managing Director and Operations Directors, covering a variety of venues across the UK. You will be responsible for the following areas:

Identification of key commercial initiatives to drive business performance and provide financial leadership and support delivery through financial analysis
Active member of the RA Venues Leadership Team, contributing to the development of the overall sector
Provide financial and commercial insight to the Managing Director and Operations Directors to support decision making and drive business performance
Be a business partner to the Managing Director and Operations Directors, assisting in setting the overall strategy and priorities for the business
Work with the Sales and Retention Director to review new business opportunities and create/challenge commercial offer
Key part of client relationship management where appropriate, notably in financial reporting and commercial negotiations.
Ownership of the financial results and reporting of performance including budgeting and forecasting processes
Identification and management of risks and opportunities in financial performance in partnership with the Managing Director
Management of debt and ownership of balance sheet integrity including monthly balance sheet reviews with contracts
Ownership of financial control and governance processes including contractual compliance and adherence to Compass financial policies
Ensure commercial proposals are appropriately reflecting risk and communicating key risks and opportunities to Sector MD/FD through approvals process
Ensure governance over the sales process is in accordance with Group policies

Ideal candidateTo be right for us, you will hold a qualification in ACCA, CIMA, ACA or equivalent with post qualification experience gained in a financial environment. You will have the following knowledge, skills and experience:

An understanding of the catering/outsourcing/retail or similar industries
Experience of working within a large complex organisation
Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage multiple, often conflicting, deadlines
Strong influencing, coaching and people development skills
Excellent financial and commercial acumen, able to understand and articulate complex financial information in a concise manner to non-financial colleagues and clients
Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills including clients and senior internal colleagues
Strong influencing skills and leadership ability, able to make clear and robust decisions
Ability to lead and develop a high performing finance team
Strategy development and delivery
Able to build partnership relationships quickly with colleagues and clients
Able to drive change with effective project and stakeholder management skills
Proactive, pragmatic and commercial approach

Contact Details:
Compass Group
Tel: 0121 457 5000
Contact: Anwen John

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