Finance Business Partner

We have exciting opportunities for  Finance Business Partners to join our finance team here at City & Guilds. 

You'll provide and take responsibility for financial analysis, insight and guidance that will be fed back to senior leaders for a designated part of the business.  

You'll need to have experience of financial budgeting, forecasting and planning and possess intermediate to advanced levels of Excel and have a highly numerate mind set. You will be partly or fully qualified in CIMA, ACCA or equivalent.

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We offer flexible working arrangements but you will need to be based within commuting distance of our Wakefield or London offices as sometimes you may be required to work from the office too.

This appointment will be made on merit.

We believe that diversity and inclusion strengthens and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the City & Guilds Group to drive this value. As ethnic minority groups and disabled people are currently under-represented within the Group, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from these communities.

Business Unit
Group Finance
circa 50K dependent on experience
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
UK, London, Wakefield
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About the role

The purpose of the role is to provide finance business partnering support to members of the Senior Leadership Team in the Channel Partners business, to allow them to make business critical decisions to achieve our strategic goals.
The job holder will collaborate with the other members of the Channel Partners’ Finance Business Partnering team to support the business to grow profitably, whilst providing insightful analysis and planning.

You will be supporting senior members of Finance Business Partner team on projects to drive business growth.  

Within the role you will be providing high quality, responsive finance business partnering to senior business leaders and their teams; providing timely and informative updates and advice on costs but also challenging the assumptions to help the business reach strategic goals. As a Key Finance contact you will be working closely with department heads to provide financial information to help managers make appropriate and sound financial decisions. Successful candidates will also take the lead on financial reporting and planning for spend and profitability across all functions in your area of responsibility;  including monthly cost reporting, KPI development, forecasting and annual budgeting using our planning and consolidation tool. You will also design and implement routine and ad hoc analysis to provide actionable insight on cost drivers and profitability and you will support on implementation and improvement of new financial systems. 

About you

You will need to have experience of financial budgeting, forecasting and planning and you will need to be highly numerate with the ability to produce accurate reporting.

The successful candidate will be a great communicator who will be supporting and influencing senior leaders with the ability to work under pressure and to a tight deadline. You must have knowledge of profit and loss accounting and experience of financial budgeting, forecasting and longer term planning. 

You will need to be partly or fully qualified in CIMA, ACCA or equivalent.

We would also want successful candidates to have a strong understanding of the underlying accounting treatments for financial transactions and intermediate skills in Microsoft PowerPoint and Power BI to be able to create high quality, insightful and meaningful presentations with the ability to translate and simplify complex accounting for non-finance staff. We would also like you to have an insatiable appetite to understand and explore the role and business to continually deliver improvements. 

Our Story And Mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

What We Offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example work pattern, hours or location.

Next Steps And How To Apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.