Finance Business Partner – VR/GM115
Rutherford Cross
March 13, 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland:, - Edinburgh
Industry and Commerce
Commercial Finance


An exciting opportunity for a qualified Accountant to join a forward thinking, growing business within the Energy sector based in Edinburgh. The role would ideally suit an experienced Finance Analyst, Business Partner or first mover from the Profession who is looking to move into a role that will enable them act as the link between finance and management, acting as a trusted advisor by providing valuable analysis and innight to influence the decision-making process.

Key responsibilities:

  • Delivery of documentation on the team’s key processes integrity and assurance of project costs
  • Articulating to the business the key messages behind the financial performance
  • Delivery of analysis to facilitate the management team’s and wider business’s understanding of the performance of the relevant portfolio to aid decision-making
  • Helping to developing the financial forecasts of the relevant assets and challenging the business teams on the assumptions driving these forecasts
  • Representing Finance in key meetings with other business departments, the Executive team and external investors
  • Assisting in the development of new business-facing processes for new areas of activity within the business e.g. integration of new assets and liaising with the Investor Relations & Financing Senior Manager to establish the appropriate funding facilities Projects to deliver organisational performance improvements leading to increasing profitability and cash flow
  • Understanding and analysing external economic trends, including the impact of government legislation, and the impact on the business
  • Understanding the drivers of long-term profitability to facilitate management decision-making in areas such as capital expenditure priorities and new business areas

Key requirements:

  • Accounting qualification (ACA/ CIMA/ ACCA)
  • Knowledge of both UK GAAP and IFRS, experience of preparing statutory accounts and the confidence to apply them to practical examples is essential
  • Knowledge of accounting policies, processes and systems.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Able to challenge the way things are done and look at ways to make improvements to the business
  • Proficient IT skills (Spreadsheets, database, Visual basic)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to prioritise conflicting activities and be proactive
  • Act with complete integrity and confidentiality
  • Committed to continuous improvement and development of skills and knowledge

This is a great opportunity to join a growing business and finance function. Clear progression and offering flexible working including working from home.

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