Career Opportunities: Commercial Finance Business Partner - Retail Consol & Network (17284)

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Summary Grade: 3A Reporting Line: Head of Finance - Network & Postmaster Remuneration Contract Type: Permanent Location: London/Chesterfield Closing Date: 12th April 2024 What to Expect This is a commercial finance role with an element...


Grade: 3A
Reporting Line: Head of Finance - Network & Postmaster Remuneration
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London/Chesterfield 
Closing Date:  12th April 2024

What to Expect

This is a commercial finance role with an element of FP&A supporting the Post Office products and branch network, back-office systems, and change.  It provides accounting guidance and analysis to support the business in key decision making. Reporting to the Head of Finance for Network and Remuneration you will focus on supporting the Network programme team and the wider retail team.

This is a senior manager position will full ownership and accountability of reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and decision making.  Lead budgeting and forecasting process to deliver a robust plan within the guidelines and timetable established by the central FP&A team. Support the Retail Finance Director in communicating requirements, collating data, and producing consolidated reports producing insightful month end variance commentary to feed into various reporting streams. Responsible for maintaining a consolidated register of income/cost Risks and opportunities, highlight through the appropriate channels and ensure alignment in quarterly forecasts and continue to develop processes ensuring the Retail Finance team is efficient and well organised. Manage the monthly review and challenge for BU providing appropriate high-level analysis of performance, identifying risks and opportunities, and driving cost efficiency initiatives and understanding of BU P&L clearly articulating drivers of income and/or direct costs.

Demonstrate the ability to evaluate business cases for investment decisions, challenging assumptions and ensure compliance with governance, making recommendations to improve return on investment. Drive a commercial focus and challenge to strategic planning and decision making within the business unit whilst providing expert advice and independent view to the finance leadership team and other stakeholders.


What we can do for you

Our people are the driving force behind our business, we are proud of the energy, commitment and customer focus we have in common. In addition to the competitive salary we offer, in return for your hard work, you will also receive:

  • 27.5 days annual leave that increases with tenure
  • Up to 18% on target bonus opportunity
  • Car allowance
  • Generous pension contribution
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection after 12 months service
  • Full support from our employee assistance programme and access to our employee benefits platform
  • Ever-evolving learning and development opportunities


At Post Office our commitment to embracing diversity extends beyond just words, we actively foster an inclusive workplace culture that values the unique perspectives and contributions from all colleagues. We believe that Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is not only important but essential to our success and growth; our priority is building a business that represents the communities we serve across the nation. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we embrace our employees’ differences; Post Office wants people from all walks of life working here and we welcome your application. That’s how we build Everybody’s Business.


What you’ll need to succeed

  • Fully qualified accountant with CCAB recognised qualification (e.g., ACA, CIMA, and ACCA)
  • Good understanding of finance systems (particularly SAP, Power BI, and Business Objects packages)
  • Significant experience in a ‘commercial’ finance environment operating at a senior level.
  • Knowledge of business case and investment appraisal processes.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to effectively summarise and interpret data to senior non-finance business leaders.
  • Commercial acumen
  • Strategic problem solving and decision making.
  • Managing complexity, ambiguity, and change
  • Communication and influencing
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Computer literacy/numeracy with strong Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills.



About us

Post Office is an integral part of every community, upheld by the dedication and service of our postmasters. In a world that's constantly evolving, we recognise the importance of adapting and growing. As we navigate the shifting landscapes of a digital age, our commitment to evolving is stronger than ever; without losing the essence of personal touch that defines us. Our journey forward is one of reflection, learning, and positive change.

Whilst there is much work to be done, we're looking for people ready to think differently in tackling the challenges ahead – people who possess resilience and a deep sense of responsibility towards our postmasters and the communities they serve. This mission drives us, ensuring that we remain focused on our purpose and strategic intent. If you're inspired by the prospect of making a meaningful difference and contributing to a future where Post Office can stand as a model of renewed progress and integrity, we want to hear from you. Join us on our journey in making Post Office a business that belongs to and serves everyone, shaping a new future legacy.


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