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Cost Business Partner


Business partner key stakeholders & Directors across the Atlanta Group

Excellent Excel & PowerPoint skills

Undertake quality control checks / audits to ensure model governance requirements for key models are maintained within the team

To safeguard information, paying particular attention to customer and employee data and business sensitive information

Manage R&O processes in collaboration with the Business to minimise surprises;

Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)

Desirable - Degree qualified

Understanding of Planning and Reporting processes and systems


Prepare variance analysis, understanding key drivers and one-off items

Investigate cost performance issues and create ad hoc analysis to add to business intelligence

Ensure financial results are clearly communicated including preparation of monthly cost and FTE reports that are timely and accurate

Strong communication, presentation and influencing skills

Ability to business partner and communicate with non-finance stakeholders effectively

Lead the budgeting and planning process for Atlanta Group including quarterly outlooks. This will include FTE, staff and non-staff costs planning for specific Business Areas;

To actively support and encourage at all times, compliance with our quality principles, company policies and best practice in security, legal and regulatory requirements

In all internal and external contact, present a professional and positive image of the department, the team and the company as well as maintaining mutually constructive, positive and beneficial relationships

Deliver financial performance reporting to the Board, Exco, Group and internal customers ensuring high quality, accurate information on a timely basis

Clear thinker with the ability to present simple analysis from complex data

Self-starter with a strong sense of urgency and follow up

Produce high quality month end and forecast output with clear & concise commentary

Delivery of high quality information and analysis

Update and maintain relevant forecasting and planning models and materials including process documents

Work with Controllership team to review month end results and review of journals/accruals

Working with commercial management team to validate quarterly procurement savings reporting

Support wider business areas with ad hoc projects to provide greater insight into performance


Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this role

Ability to work well under pressure and manage to tight deadlines

Build strong relationships across the Business Areas to become a trusted business partner

Continue to find ways of improving our own business intelligence, to understand why and what is happening, therefore giving us the insight to affect future outcomes

Desirable - Experience of project reporting and planning in previous organisations

Drive continuous improvements

Seek to deliver outstanding and consistent customer service across all Business Areas, providing relevant analysis to ensure decision making is underpinned by quality information

Maintain a positive and solution oriented approach to work, providing open and honest feedback

High degree of integrity and credibility with senior management

Drive Accountability to deliver Business Performance

Ensure consistent standards in terms of process and reporting quality and work collaboratively across the Finance team

Drive accountability, delivery of business targets & identify opportunities for additional value

Undertake continuous personal development to ensure that Atlanta behaviours are demonstrated effectively and that skills and knowledge are up to date

Take all reasonable steps to ensure appropriate confidentiality

Ensure your own continuous professional development by participating in external networking / conferences /associations / groups, to stay current on Industry developments & innovations. Encourage, support and coach other team members in their own development

To be aware of and understand Atlanta’s Whistleblowing Procedure and Code of Conduct. To question and act upon concerns about malpractice or wrongdoing by following the Atlanta’s Whistleblowing Procedure

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