Finance Business Partner - #59833


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Royal Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £65,000 per year
Contract type: Full time

About the role

We're looking for a dynamic and energetic experienced Finance Business Partner to join our team. Reporting into the Senior Finance Business Partner, you'll be adept at operating in a matrix structure, have a tenacious desire to deliver positive business results, understand and enjoy the detail, with the ability to elevate and distil key messages for a senior audience.

At AXA we work smart, empowering our people to balance their time between home and the office in a way that works best for them, their team and our customers. You'll work at least 40% of your week away from home, either at one of our Ipswich, Tunbridge Wells or Bolton office locations. We're also happy to consider flexible working arrangements, such as part-time or condensed hours, which you can discuss with Talent Acquisition.

What you'll be doing:

  • Work collaboratively as a proactive partner across our corporate centre office function within IT, security, data and change to build trusted relationships that can be leveraged to positively influence performance, through the provision of expert opinion.
  • Act as a bridge between finance and the operational side of the business, helping to ensure that financial goals align with overall business objectives.
  • Undertake budgeting, forecasting, performance analysis, and strategic planning for the corporate center function within AXA.
  • Develop business cases and collaborate with stakeholders and vendors to ensure robust data inputs, reliable and sustainable benefits deliver the best outcome for AXAUK &I.
  • Identity risks and opportunities, work with stakeholders to manage and understand gaps.
  • Co-ordinate the update of detailed financial forecasts, working collaboratively with teams to develop plans to ensure financial and headcount forecasts are reflective of our planned activities.
  • Provide innovative and insightful commercial reporting to ensure costs and investments are understood and costs are controlled within budget.Identify opportunities and risks, working collaboratively across teams, to manage and understand performance gaps.

Due to the number of applications we expect to receive for this role, we reserve the right to close this advert earlier than the listed closing date to ensure we're able to effectively manage interest. Therefore, if you're interested in joining us at AXA, please don't hesitate to apply.

About you

What we’re looking for:

  • ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant with extensive business partnering experience.
  • Highly analytical and experience of developing complex financial business cases.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to deal with large volumes of data.
  • Ability to understand key points and summarise them to clearly communicate to wider audiences.
  • Strong relationship management skills to enable effective working with multiple stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proven track record of delivery and ownership.
  • Demonstrable resilience and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Experience of working in a large corporate matrix environment with teams located remotely.

As a precondition of employment for this role, you must be eligible and authorised to work in the United Kingdom.

What we offer

At AXA UK, we’re appreciative of the people who work for us, and our rewards package is reviewed regularly to reflect that. You can expect to receive:

  • Competitive annual salary of up to £65,000 dependent on experience.
  • Annual company & performance-based bonus.
  • Contributory pension scheme (up to 12% employer contributions).
  • Life Assurance (up to 10 x annual salary).
  • 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
  • Opportunity to buy up to 5 extra days leave or sell up to 5 days leave.
  • AXA employee discounts.
  • Gym benefits.

To apply, click on the ‘apply for this job’ button, you’ll then need to log in or create a profile to submit your CV. We’re proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer and don’t discriminate against employees or potential employees based on protected characteristics. If you have a long-term health condition or disability and require reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process, we’re proud to offer access to the AXA Accessibility Concierge. For our support, please send an email to [email protected].


About AXA

With a presence in over 60 countries, and 165,000 employees serving the needs of 107 million customers, AXA is big.

But never too big to care for every single person who works here. So when you join us, we promise to put our collective might behind you and your career.

You’ll work in an open and supportive environment where you’ll be developed, challenged and encouraged to move around to achieve even bigger and better things – nationally and internationally. You’ll learn directly from senior leaders, from the best in our business. And you’ll enjoy real responsibility, really early on.

Every large company today talks about supporting diversity and inclusion. But at AXA UK, these values form an integral part of everything we do. For us, it’s about bringing together the best talent, helping people to realise their full potential by being 100% themselves at work and delivering outstanding service to everyone – regardless of difference.

AXA UK Support Functions power AXA’s three customer-facing business units, providing the infrastructure, support and expertise to ensure our customers can always count on us. Whether you’ve got heaps of experience and qualifications behind you, or you’re just starting out, we’ll give you the support and opportunities to help you grow and develop with confidence.

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