Senior Business Partner

Posted 24 Jun 2020

Skipton Building Society

Skipton, North Yorkshire (Business or Strategic Mgmt.)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:Business or Strategic Mgmt.Recruiter Reference:req1133
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:Dependent On Experience

Job Introduction

This is a great opportunity to join a team that influences Skipton’s key commercial and strategic decisions. As our new Finance Business Partner, you’ll play a key role in driving financial performance and achieving our Corporate Strategy, influencing key decisions and providing robust finance business partnering support to a wide range of stakeholders up to Executive Board level. It is a role that’s bursting with potential for a candidate who’s highly motivated, loves to learn and is keen to progress their career.

Main Responsibilities

This is your chance to influence the decisions that affect our customers, from product pricing to setting interest rates. You’ll provide financial insight through analysis and business reporting and encourage all levels of stakeholder to see the value in the information you deliver. Be prepared to use your powers of persuasion to challenge, justify, negotiate and influence.

Customers are at the heart of everything we do at Skipton, and you’ll need to find a balance between the best outcomes for them and the interests of the business. You’ll be proactive in identifying opportunities that drive performance and use your knowledge and expertise to highlight risks that might conflict with our strategic aims.

This is a busy role with time pressures and deadlines, so balancing conflicting priorities will be part of your day-to-day. The business will be relying on you for month end plans that are accurate and on time.

You will be supported by your leader and the wider business partnering team. A structured scheme is also in place to help with personal development and progression, ideal for individuals with a desire to make a difference and to take ownership.  Supported study towards a professional qualification is also available.

Ideal Candidate

Analytical and people skills are equally important to this role.  We’re looking for someone with commercial acumen and a curiosity to challenge and ask questions that bring meaning to your outputs and analysis. You will be comfortable taking individual initiative and working in a non-structured environment not driven by process. An ability to forge great working relationships is essential, built on the Society’s values of Trust, Ownership and One Team.  

The key competencies for the role are:

Applying expertise and knowledge Challenging and influencing the views of others Effective planning and organisation skills Taking ownership and responsibility Analysing and interpreting information

About Skipton Building Society

At Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do. The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers.

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every colleague has an opportunity to fulfil their career potential. We respect and appreciate the value that our colleagues’ unique differences can bring and offer consideration for anyone seeking a more flexible work-life balance. If you have a need for flexibility then please let us know.

Why Work For Us

We’re committed to paying our people fairly for the role they undertake and provide a wide range of benefits to support our colleagues’ finances and wellbeing, including our Employee Assistance programme, the opportunity to buy extra holidays and shopping discount vouchers You’ll be able to shape your career within your team and can expect a structured learning and development programme where you’ll be valued recognised and rewarded.

 More information on our benefits can be found here

Skipton are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age

How to Apply

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