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Finance Business Partner

London, UKFinance (UK)Permanent (Full-Time)Finance

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We’re Simply Business

We insure small businesses and enable big dreams – not just for our customers, but for our people and communities too. With over 750,000 active insurance policies, we protect builders, bakers, landlords, and more than 1,000 other trades. 

We harness cutting-edge data ability, believe in experimentation, and build our own technology to deliver better experiences for our customers and employees. This means we’re as much a technology company as one that sells insurance. We build, we fail, we learn, we improve. We’re a B Corp too, which recognises our strong track record of having a positive impact on people, society and the environment.  

If Simply Business sounds like the kind of place you’ll thrive, we’d love to hear from you.

Working here as we get back to normal

After working remotely for so long, we have a vision for how our people will work with each other now and in the future.

Every employee should have the choice and flexibility to work in a way that’s best for their job, their team, and their life.

We know that being together in person is usually the best way to get work done, which is why our offices will become ‘hubs’ that we expect our employees to visit every so often. That said, there’s no one-size-fits all solution, so all of our people and teams will find the rhythm that suits them best.

We need a Finance Business Partner to join us in London.

As a team we’re responsible for driving business growth and profitability by working with our business stakeholders to identify financial and commercially viable risk and opportunities. We do this through commercially focused month-end reporting, developing strategic business plans and collaborating on business cases for new initiatives. As a business that believes that people work more productively and imaginatively when they’re free from rigid hierarchy and structures, we keep our start-up roots and entrepreneurialism at our heart, giving us the opportunity to support on new and innovative projects.

As a Finance Business Partner you will:

  • partner with our Marketing, Partnerships and Product teams looking after both the revenue and cost base
  • work closely with leadership to drive the long range strategy while ensuring the right short term decisions support this.  Ensure return on investment and lifetime value are central to the decision making process
  • translate strategy into realistic yet challenging budgets and long range plans
  • create monthly and adhoc reporting on revenue and cost base.  Ensure performance to plan is maintained but also translate risks and opportunities into regular forecasts
  • continuously drive optimisation through production of insightful analysis and MI alongside close collaboration with business partners
  • be able to understand business requirements and translate them into meaningful financial analysis and business cases for Senior management
  • understand business requirements and translate them into meaningful financial analysis and business cases for management
  • support the global business, in particular the growing US business in establishing new processes and MI

What we're looking for:

  • qualified accountant with prior experience working in a similar role and industry
  • self-starter, highly motivated and able to work autonomously in a fast paced and changing environment
  • strong commercial acumen and experience in commercial role are essential
  • can demonstrate the gravitas to provide insightful challenge to senior executives
  • collaborative, engaging and influencing communication style
  • ability to turn complex financial data into meaningful management level information
  • experience in owning the reporting of monthly financial results for communication to leadership teams and presenting financial information both orally and written
  • experience in business partnering contact centres or commercial teams would be beneficial
  • strong Excel / modelling skills / Powerpoint
Our culture is inclusive and diverse

Our mission is to make Simply Business synonymous with fairness, belonging and inclusivity. We won’t be happy until we’ve created a truly inclusive culture – where every employee, whatever their background, role, or location, feels comfortable being their authentic self at work.

We all have a part to play – to learn more, to do more and to go further – in building this new reality that’ll be befitting of the diversity of the customers we serve. At Simply Business, we’re all in.

What are the benefits?

At Simply Business, our benefits let you balance life and work properly:

flexible parental leave – you can choose to take shared parental leave, plus we offer full pay for the first six months of your maternity leave and four-week fully paid paternity leave, subject to meeting the qualifying criteria
remote working – more of us are currently working remotely than usual, but longer-term you can balance working remotely with working in the office, giving you the opportunity to connect with colleagues
mental health and wellbeing resources – we take your wellbeing seriously, giving you access to counselling (through our Employee Assistance Programme) as well as technology to support your mental health (through the Unmind app)
paid sabbatical – two weeks off when you’ve been here for five years and four weeks off when you’ve been here for 10 years
a dedicated learning platform – including a management and leadership programme – the platform lets you balance both work and life goals

And we compensate you fairly:

• a competitive salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy and the market we’re in from your first day
• the potential to earn an annual bonus based on business performance (those on commission-led roles will be rewarded monthly)
• we match what you put into your pension up to five per cent
• a health cash plan reimburses your everyday medical expenses (with the opportunity to increase the level of your plan in your flexible benefits)
• a generous holiday entitlement of 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
life assurance of four times of your basic salary
Smart Health services including unlimited access to a 24/7 virtual GP
• a flexible benefits scheme with an allocated allowance each year to choose from benefits including private medical insurance, dental insurance, travel insurance, up to five days extra holiday, and gym membership

These values are important to us and our people
 
- Learning
- Empowerment
- Authenticity
- Pioneering
- Simplicity

These all mean something unique to every person at Simply Business, but if you’re thinking about working here, give them some thought. They’re at the heart of our story.

Brexit Statement:

Following the UK's exit from the European Union, there are changes to Legal Right to Work legislation that applicants from the EU will need to be aware of.

Before 30th June 2021, EU/EEA/Swiss citizens have a legal right to work in the UK and can provide a passport as evidence of this.  No visa will be required.

From 30th June 2021, EU citizens will be required to provide evidence of settled or pre-settled status in the UK as evidence of right to work.  Without this, EU citizens will require a visa to work in the UK.
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