Finance Business Partner – VR/SH117
Rutherford Cross
March 19, 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland:, - Edinburgh
Industry and Commerce
Temporary, Contract and Interim



  • Finance Business Partner
  • Edinburgh
  • March 2020 Start
  • Temp 3-6 month
  • £40-£50k

Background to the Opportunity

The opportunity has arisen for a Finance Business Partner to join our client’s Finance Team. It is a temporary role working with the a leading Energy business in the city centre of Edinburgh. Interviews to be held in the next 2 weeks.

The Role:

  • 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 pertinent analysis to facilitate the management team 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, Executive 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/ or 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
  • Finance Business Partners with senior stakeholder management skills, and the ability to contribute to decisions related to changes in major processes or accountabilities made by the Head of Finance, will thrive in this role. We’ll value your existing skills and experience while providing the opportunity for individuals with an agile approach, and mind set, to develop your Finance Business Partner career

The Skills

You will have good communication skills and be able to convey complex information in a simple and concise way (both written and verbal) to stakeholders, adapting your style and content for the audience.

  • Accounting qualification (ACA/ CIMA/ ACCA).  Several years’ experience working in industry.
  • Knowledge of both UK GAAP and IFRS, experience of preparing statutory accounts (if applicable) 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)
  • Knowledge of internal systems (SAP, BOFC) 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
  • Experience of the energy or services industry is desirable


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