Senior Finance Business Partner

As part of our finance transformation, we are seeking to put in place a team of finance business partners to support the business in providing analysis and business insight to make sound financial and commercial decisions. 

This Senior Finance Business Partner will primarily support the Executive Director of Customer Solutions for our Channel Partners business to grow our customer base and revenues. 

We are looking for a qualified accountant, that has a proven track record of delivering growth in a commercial environment. If this sounds like you - follow the links below to apply now!

We are flexible in location and offer flexible working arrangements. Ideally you will be based within commuting distance of our London or Wakefield office to attend regular team meetings.

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
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
UK, London, Wakefield
Closing date
Vacancy ref

About the role

Building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders in commercial teams is key to success in this role. You primary purpose is to support the Executive Director of Customer Solutions for our Channel Partners business to grow our customer base and revenue. This will involve working closely with our sales and marketing teams to identify and deliver opportunities for new business, customer growth and retention. 

You will also be expected to provide an appropriate level of challenge to stakeholders to ensure that objectives and targets are met. You will need to work with others in the team in order to present a single view of revenue that clearly presents revenue across the product portfolio as well as indicating what change is driven by; product/portfolio changes; customer wins/losses/growth, market dynamics.

About you

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in a sales or commercial finance business partnering role possessing proficient commercial acumen and analytical skills. Naturally, this role would suit a problem solver that has a positive attitude and a can do approach. 

Your accounting qualification (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) will provide a deep understanding and proficiency of management accounting whilst your softer skills will bring a personable approach to financial management, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships across the organisation at all levels.

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.