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Vitality, Senior Finance Business Partner, Bournemouth, £Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
We’re the UK insurer and investment provider that rewards people for positive lifestyle choices. With 1.25m+ UK members and more than 25m globally, we’re out to make the world a healthier, happier place.
That applies as much to our people as it does to our members. So, as well as a highly competitive pay package, you’ll enjoy: Free places to Vitality sponsored run events, online fitness classes and wellbeing workshops, competitions to win tickets to top-flight sporting events, health checks, and access to our full range of partners and rewards.
About the role:
As our Senior Finance Business Partner, you will provide dedicated business partnering support and effective finance leadership on Vitality’s expense base, with primary focus on Distribution & IT.
Your responsibilities as our Senior Finance Business Partner will include:
Building and maintaining strong working relationships with senior management of the business
Constructively challenging the business to deliver cost savings through the identification and presentation of opportunities, and through rigorous year-round expense discipline
Building and maintaining an excellent understanding of the responsible areas cost base in terms of actual and budgeted spend as well as keeping a running understanding of forecasted positioning
With the support of Anaplan, producing cost centre reports and detailed cost analysis for budget holders, presenting them monthly, explaining variances and identifying options to remain on budget. These types of meetings will include, but not exclusive to, Steering Committees, Executive Committees and Divisional updates
Providing close and continuous support to budget holders, ensuring that they understand their budgets and actual costs as well as acting as support for all things numerical
Becoming the primary point of contact for all expense/cost related queries for Division’s being supported
Taking the lead in preparing the annual budgets, rolling forecasts, and ad hoc outturns
Ensuring rigorous governance and accurate accounting principles are applied and followed throughout
Supporting the Head of Finance and wider finance team with ad hoc requests
What we’re looking for in our Senior Finance Business Partner:
Proven experience in senior roles within a finance team
The ability to work constructively with senior stakeholders, providing them with support while challenging decisions and financial performance
Experience of managing multiple priorities to strict deadlines
Excellent analytical skills, with a keen attention to detail
A relevant accounting qualification – CIMA, ACA or equivalent
An advanced user of Anaplan, Excel & Sage, with experience in data analysis
Experience in analysing and challenging distribution & IT related budgets
Working for Vitality, you'll experience an exciting mix of creativity and innovation, within a framework of challenging objectives and a passion for delivering the best.
Our people are chosen for their skills, knowledge, enthusiasm, and attitude but above all, their belief that anything can be achieved.
It’s what we call offering shared value because a healthy, happy team is good for us, good for our members, and good for you.
As our Senior Finance Business Partner, you’ll get the benefits our members enjoy, including:
Our award-winning private Vitality Health insurance + wellness incentive programme
Access to The Vitality Programme – Apple Watch, Waitrose and Partners, Garmin, Amazon Prime, Champneys Spa days, Rakuten TV, and half-price gym memberships to name a few!
Personal health fund + Life Assurance
Stakeholder Pension Plan with employer contribution
25 days annual leave + Bank holidays + option to buy and sell 5 more
Flexible benefits package
Internal incentives, competitions, and awards – a chance to win football and sports tickets or even be in with a chance to have a holiday of a lifetime
A genuine opportunity to grow and establish a long-term career
Closing date: Monday 29th August 2022
If you feel you have the skills and experience to become our Senior Finance Business Partner, then please click ‘apply’ today – we’d love to hear from you