Senior Finance Business Partner

Walker Hamill Ltd
40000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual
15 May 2017
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
With 2,000 clubs open or in development in 18 countries, our client is one of the world's premier 24/7 fitness franchises. They provide entrepreneurs with an exciting business opportunity with turnkey systems and world-class support while meeting the demands of an ever expanding market. They provide a health and fitness experience and proposition that delivers exceptional value, being both accessible and affordable. In the UK, the rapid growth and aggressive expansion that is currently underway will see 23 clubs increase 100% by the close of 2017, and with over 200 territories sold this will lay the platform for a determined push to become the number 1 health and fitness operator.
This is a high profile position, with huge opportunities for the successful candidate to drive processes, make changes and impact profitability and will involve taking responsibility for an effective cost control management program, as well as providing performance commentary and finance support for the strategic decision making process.

Job Description:

- Owning the strategic budgeting, planning and forecasting process across all business units.
- Cost analysis and reporting - ensuring strict cost control measures are in place and highlighting opportunities to improve business performance through efficiency gains.
- Delivery of monthly financial management reporting and analysis for both internal and external stakeholders.
- Variance analysis of key business drivers, providing commentary and helping nonfinance stakeholders to interpret performance metrics.
- Continuous improvement of processes and involvement in projects and initiatives across the wider business.
- Responsibility of one direct report and the added requirement to liaise effectively with external finance partners are key features of the role.


- CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualified - preferred.
- Strong commercial finance background.
- Excellent systems skills - Advanced Excel.
- A strategic mind-set and results driven.
- Dynamic interpersonal and communication skills.
- Demonstrable business partnering experience.
- Proven ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic work environment.
- Energy for the opportunity, and a sociability that befits the broader team.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for almost 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed companies, private equity backed businesses and privately owned, early stage ventures. We recruit across all sectors, but have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. We have offices in the UK, Switzerland and Australia. For further information, please seehttp://[URL removed]