Senior Finance Business Partner

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Up to £38,500 dependant on experience
Skipton Building Society
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Job IntroductionThis is a great opportunity to join a team that influences Skipton’s key commercial and strategic decisions. As our new Finance Business Partner you’ll play a key role in driving financial performance and achieving our Corporate Strategy, influencing key decisions and providing robust finance business partnering support to a wide range of stakeholders up to Executive Board level. It is a role that’s bursting with potential for a candidate who’s highly motivated, loves to learn and is keen to progress their career. The key competencies for the role are: Applying expertise and knowledgeChallenging and influencing the views of othersEffective planning and organisation skillsTaking ownership and responsibilityAnalysing and interpreting informationMain ResponsibilitiesThis is your chance to influence the decisions that affect our customers, from product pricing to setting interest rates. You’ll provide financial insight through analysis and business reporting and encourage all levels of stakeholder to see the value in the information you deliver. Be prepared to use your powers of persuasion to challenge, justify, negotiate and influence. Customers are at the heart of everything we do at Skipton, and you’ll need to find a balance between the best outcomes for them and the interests of the business. You’ll be proactive in identifying opportunities that drive performance, and use your knowledge and expertise to highlight risks that might conflict with our strategic aims. This is a busy role with time pressures and deadlines, so balancing conflicting priorities will be part of your day-to-day. The business will be relying on you for month end plans that are accurate and on time.You will be supported by your leader and the wider business partnering department. A structured scheme is also in place to help with personal development and progression, ideal for individuals with a desire to make a difference and driven to take ownership.  The potential to study for a professional qualification in the future is also available.Ideal CandidateAnalytical and people skills are equally important to this role.  We’re looking for someone with commercial acumen and a curiosity to challenge and ask questions that bring meaning to your outputs and analysis. You will be comfortable taking individual initiative and working in a non-structured environment not driven by process. An ability to forge strong working relationships is essential, built on the Society’s values of Trust, Ownership and One Team.   About Skipton Building SocietyAt Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do. The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers.We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every colleague has an opportunity to fulfil their career potential. We respect and appreciate the value that our colleagues’ unique differences can bring and offer consideration for anyone seeking a more flexible work-life balance. If you have a need for flexibility then please let us know.Package DescriptionIn return for all your hard work and commitment, you will get the support and recognition you deserve. You can expect a structured training and development programme tailored to your needs. You will also be eligible for the following:Competitive Employer pension contributionPrivate medical insurance Company paid life assurance schemeCompany paid Group Income Protection scheme 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and the opportunity to participate in the annual Holiday Trading Scheme to buy/sell extra days)Annual discretionary bonus schemeVolunteering daysColleague discounts at a range of UK wide retailers, including holidays, restaurants, fashion, days out and more. Accessible via an online platform and mobile app.Discounts/cashback on selected products and servicesEmployee Assistance ProgrammeDiverse cultureSkipton are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age

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Skipton Building Society
Tel: 0200 000 0000
Contact: Laura Brockbank

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