Opportunity to work for one of the most sought after businesses in the Oxon area
* Newton have a fantastic proven track record of internal promotion
About Our Client
Newton is at the cutting edge of disrupting the traditional management consultancy market in the UK. They're a team of the brightest and most curious minds with a fundamental belief that every organisation can be better. Rapidly growing over the last 10 years, they have won numerous awards on both a national and local scale, including: Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to work for, ranked in 1st place for personal development; several National Business Awards; 2nd place in the Sunday Times' list of top graduate consultancy employers; and multiple Oxfordshire Business Awards. They are poised for their next phase of growth, aiming to grow at 20% per annum to reach 1000 people within the next 3 years.
They crack some of the toughest business and public sector challenges of the day. Not with reports or copy & paste thinking. But by pinpointing and implementing the changes that will make the biggest difference.
They never start out assuming they know the answer. But they're always certain they'll find it and see it through to the finish. By uncovering the data that means the most important decisions are made with facts, not opinions. By bringing together a group of people who live and breathe delivering results. And by embedding in an organisation this same passion, selfbelief and know-how to thrive on any challenge in the future. They believe so strongly in what they can achieve together that they stand by the founding idea of Newton - guaranteeing 100% of their fees against delivering results that are recognised by everyone, from the frontline to the boardroom.
The Finance Business Partner role is pivotal to the Cluster. You will be an integral part of the Cluster team and will need to develop strong relationships across the business to support the achievement of strategic Cluster objectives, through proactive finance business partnering,
Your core responsibilities will include:
Developing and delivering standard and ad-hoc financial analysis to the Defence & Infrastructure leadership team to support the strategic direction of the Cluster and drive long term sustainable growth
Supporting the annual development of strategic Cluster plans and revenue budgets
Monitoring performance against plan, providing challenge and insight to senior stakeholders as required
Partnering with project managers to maximise profitability on live projects and drive a strong sustainable pipeline of work
Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement
Developing financial models to provide financial insight and improve commercial awareness across the Defence & Infrastructure Cluster
Presenting key insights in an impactful and easy-to-understand manner through data visualisation and compelling narratives
Critical to the success of the role will be your ability to build positive working relationships and trust within the business so that you are able to challenge and contribute as a 'business person' as well as a finance practitioner. There will be a requirement for a small amount of travel (approx. 4-5 days a month) in order to attend internal meetings and events as well as visit our client sites.
An essential part of the success of this role is being able to integrate well with the existing Finance team and Defence & Infrastructrue leadership team, through collaboration, best practice sharing and support. Strong communication skills are crucial, along with the ability to get stuck in and ensure all deadlines are met.
The Successful Applicant
As a Finance Business Partner, you'll be a high calibre individual, with exceptional levels of personal drive and eagerness for personal development. An analytical and inquisitive mind, coupled with strong, engaging communication skills and a positive attitude are essential to fit into the Newton culture. The successful candidate will also possess the following attributes:
* Recent ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified with first time passes
* Strong analytical skills and high degree of proficiency with MS Excel
* Strong attention to detail and an investigative nature
* Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise
* Able to work independently as well as part of a team
* Ability to influence and challenge and build strong relationships across the business
What's on Offer
Newton's culture is prefaced on maximising the potential of our people, whether in clientbased consulting roles, or in support functions. The prospects for career and personal development in this role are no exception, with the medium-term expectation of promotion within the team (or more broadly within the rapidly growing head office), with next steps likely to include assuming greater responsibilities withing the Defence & Infrastructure leadership team and contributing to driving Newton forward outside of the Defence & Infrastructure Cluster.
Supporting you starts from day one. Throughout your time at Newton, you'll get support from several sources - from stretching projects, on-the-job feedback and developmental guidance from the leaders. You'll attend our residential Head Office Induction and have a dedicated and consistent Development Manager to support your career progression. You'll receive regular appraisals and annual pay reviews.
We offer a highly competitive salary and our generous benefits package includes profit sharing bonus, Life Assurance, Income Protection, pension contributions and 28 days holiday.
Joining Newton also brings many social benefits! They have a full social calendar with Autumn and Spring activity days, Christmas events, 3-day Summer event and 4 Newton-sponsored weekends a year including an annual ski trip.
Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.
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