Finance Partner: Business Development

Finance Partner: Business Development


Finance Partner: Business Development, £40,000-£45,000, Newcastle upon Tyne




  • Highly commercial, forward looking role
  • Opportunity to work directly with executive board, close to key decision making
  • Open to newly/recently qualified accountants
  • Great opportunity for personal development


An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic person to join our clients finance team to bring modelling and business analysis skills to help perform a range of analysis on a variety of business development opportunities that will influence key Executive-level decision making.

You will be an integral part of the evaluation team that will be responsible for assessing a range of business opportunities and support several key business planning activities. That team is tasked with co-ordinating and consolidating inputs from across the business to ensure our assessment is efficiently, accurately, and successfully delivered to challenging timelines to high-quality standards.


Key Responsibilities


The successful candidate will be responsible for;

  • Developing and operating key financial models that analyse a range of business opportunities
  • Developing and operating key financial models that support the business planning processes
  • Quality assurance and validation of the content of the financial models ensuring responsive, high-quality and accurate outputs
  • Upholding internal quality standards, setting an example and holding internal stakeholders to account for the delivery of high-quality analysis and improving the standard of financial modelling within the business
  • Providing support and guidance (where appropriate); escalating issues for resolution (where required)
  • Engagement and influence at a working level with subject matter experts across the business and being comfortable operating closely with Executives


Key Competencies


  • Highly numerate with strong analytical skills – able to analyse and interpret performance data, form logical conclusion and ask critical questions of the information
  • Financially literate – able to interpret and appraise financial information
  • Highly IT literate, well versed in Excel and Word – fluent in Microsoft Office, able to compile documents that seamlessly combine numbers and words
  • Rigorous attention to detail – able to spot inconsistencies in data, and deliver final quality-assured analysis
  • Work effectively under time pressure – able to manage, co-ordinate and drive at pace the production of key deliverables, often under time-constrained conditions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – able to work comfortably with both Executive as well as colleagues at all levels across in the organisation
  • High standard of professionalism – takes ownership and sets and maintains standards. Able to present information in a manner suitable for an Executive audience. Can be trusted to handle highly sensitive information
  • Excellent planning, organisation and time management skills – displays a sense of urgency, is able to work at pace, prioritise and deliver outputs with minimal supervision
  • Sound judgement & decision making – is proactive, works on own initiative and anticipates requirements


Qualifications & Attributes


Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) (preferably in a numeric or business discipline)
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills – Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel and Word
  • Financial/Numerical Report Production


Desirable Qualifications and Experience

  • Business planning
  • Financial analysis
  • Regulatory policy