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Finance Business Partner

Churchill Court, BR1 1DP
Permanent
Full time
Ref:R-6440

About us

Direct Line Group is an ambitious company employing thousands of people throughout the UK. We’re proud to be one of Britain's leading general insurers, offering millions of customers decades of experience and knowledge. In the history of modern insurance, there has never been a bigger time for change than now and we work hard to make sure our well known brands –Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, NIG and Green Flag are making insurance easier and better value for our customers. We know we can’t do this without our brilliant people who we reward for ideas and thinking as well as results because that’s how we can achieve amazing things – for our customers and for each other.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a For a Finance Business Partner to provide key strategic financial advice and challenge partners within the Technology Services to help ensure optimal business decisions are made and business objectives are met. You’ll be able to think strategically and creatively, an ability to influence and motivate change in your designated business area,

Who you’ll be working with

This is a key role that will be partnering with Technology Services at Direct Line Group.

What you’ll be doing

  • To form relationships and provide business partnering to IT Director and Senior leadership team on IT commercial activity, strategic change and financial/ commercial impact of contracts (CAPS)
  • To be accountable for the provision of timely and effective financial performance reporting and insight to support the business Directors and their teams in taking ownership of the Operating expenses, FTE and financial impact of commercial contracts
  • Drive continuous improvement in reporting across financial evaluation and financial planning across operating expenses, headcount, project costs and benefits and wider commercial decision-making
  • To review and partner in the production of the Business Cases, Investment Appraisal and Contract Review Process to ensure the financials behind the CAPs are accurate and reflect the business case and are challenged and reviewed appropriately
  • To provide clear analysis and understanding of the drivers of the underlying business activity
  • Partner the procurement team to handle the financial/commercial impact of Technology Services contracts, provide commercial challenge and provide financial rigor throughout the entire procurement process

Key Skills

  • Qualified Accountant ACA/ACCA/CIMA
  • Technology Finance Business Partnering experience preferred
  • Proven record of cost management and driving change
  • Technology Commercial Outsourcing / Contract awareness

What we’ll give you

Come join us and you’ll find yourself in the middle of one of the most on-the-go teams in the business, with autonomy and exposure to industry leaders on huge household brand names. We’re always encouraging internal development and you’ll have access to loads of learning opportunities, events and conferences to build your industry knowledge. We also have team lunches, wellness walks and team nights out

Direct Line Group are an equal opportunity employer who value diversity. We do not discriminate and we recognise and embrace that people work in different ways. We will always adapt so you have the best and most comfortable working environment. If during the recruitment process you require any reasonable adjustments, please just let us know.

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.


Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

Life at Direct Line Group

We recommend that you read our colleagues’ stories and ask them a question on our live discussion platform www.directlinegroupcareers.com/ask-our-people. This will help you learn more about us and be better prepared for interviews.