Projects Finance Business Partner


Location: Wythall
Salary: Up £43,500
Closing Date: 02 December 2020
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Job Description

Up £43,500 + Bonus & Benefits

Wythall, South Birmingham (B47)

9 Month Fixed Term Contract

Ref: 4029


About the role

To support the delivery of shareholder value whilst protecting policyholder returns through a clear understanding of the Groups project portfolio finances, whilst demonstrating strong commercial acumen.

To support all key stakeholders with an understanding of financial performance and financial governance of the Groups project portfolio (including allocation of costs across group entities).

Key Responsibilities

This role will support delivery of value-added Finance Business Partnering and effective financial oversight of the Groups Project Portfolio including:

Development of a right-first-time approach to customer service in order to develop the relationship between the customer and ServCo Finance.

To be the primary line of financial contact for agreed stakeholders providing support and challenge to the function and ensure an efficient operating model.

Applying an in-depth understanding of the ServCo business model, its drivers and the environment in which it operates.

Review and challenge of project business cases from a financial perspective.

Deliver a customer focused finance service during the Month End process

Produce insightful, customer focussed MI to key stakeholders including Group and key project governance committees.

Support delivery of Q1F and AOP forecasting processes

Other ad-hoc requirements - including supporting continuous improvement initiatives across the Servco Finance team.  


Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, or CIMA) with full letters (or qualified by experience) and evidence of having worked alongside senior management in a cost focused environment with significant commercial experience.

Commercially astute with proven problem-solving skills

Demonstrated ability to understand and apply contractual principles.

Demonstrated ability to drive strong dialogue and being prepared to give their view

Very strong Excel skills will need to provide scenario modelling as and when required

Comfortable communicating with people at all levels of the organisation, being able to explain accountancy terms to non-accountants


A good understanding of Life Company accounting is an advantage, although not necessary so long as prepared to learn quickly.

About us

Join the Phoenix Group, and you join a unique organisation. Its not just the 10 million policyholders we serve, or the £240 billion of assets we look after. Or that weve been listed as one of the UK's Top Employers for seven years running. Its the fact we manage predominantly closed life funds in our Heritage business. This means we can focus our innovative thinking and energy into improving outcomes for our existing customers and their customer experience. 

But thats not all. We also have an Open business which manufactures and underwrites new products and policies to support people saving for their future in areas such as workplace pensions and SIPPs. We also market corporate pension trustee services and manufacture products to be sold under other brands. 

Did you know Phoenix Life manufactures SunLifes market leading Guaranteed Over 50s plan? Having acquired Standard Life Assurance Limited in 2018, Phoenix is now the largest consolidator of heritage life insurance funds in Europe with a vision to be Europe's Leading Life Consolidator.

We value diversity in our workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone.

N.B. When on the Phoenix Careers site, first time visitors will be asked to register before applying.

Closing date: Midnight, Wednesday 2nd December 2020.


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