Finance Business Partner in London at Willis Towers Watson

Date Posted: 9/12/2017

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Job Description

Finance Business Partner 
Location: London

The Company

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at 
The Business
Human Capital & Benefits (HCB)
HCB combines deep analytics, sage advice, astute broking, intuitive software, proven administration and relevant solutions to help all kinds of organizations (from small to large) address their talent and benefit issues. By partnering with clients to solve their people and risk agendas we help them deliver exceptional - and sustainable - employee experiences.
The Role
Reporting to the GB HCB Head of Finance FD, the FBP will actively participate in the leadership of their designated Business area within Willis Towers Watson GB.
The FBP will assist in the delivery of its business objectives through a deep understanding of the business and will also provide a link between their designated Business area and the WTW GB Finance team in relation to all finance functions, ensuring robust financial control and business analysis.
As a member of the Finance team supporting Business Unit Leadership Team the FBP will be responsible for the delivery of the core financial strategic and business planning, reporting and forecasting processes to ensure the business unit has a robust plan to achieve its objectives.
The role requires relevant finance knowledge, a strong control and change focus, a strategic mind-set, people management, influencing and networking skills, and the ability to work in a matrix managed organisation.
The FBP will build strong relationships and a deep understanding of the business and the drivers of profitable growth. Providing high quality advice, information, analysis and interpretation to the business the FBP will enable effective decision making and meaningful Performance management. The FBP will also play a key role in financial control processes around revenue and expenses.
Experience/ Requirements
  • Experience in relevant commercial, business-facing, finance roles
  • Strong business partnering skills
  • Proactive, highly analytical self-starter
  • Track record of improving MI, process, impacting business performance and results
  • Comfortable dealing with variety of individuals, levels, personalities, and dealing with conflict
  • Able to manage the detail
  • Will need to have the confidence, credibility and gravitas to guide the business unit agenda, and to drive delivery of certain aspects of the business plan – such as driving and monitoring accountability for results in teams, and actively pursuing delivery of revenue and expense challenges and targets given to business unit leaders  
  • Experience of working at a large corporate or accountancy firm
  • Professional accountancy qualification – ACA, CCA CIMA or equivalent
  • Management experience
Conduct Risk:
To put the interests of clients and the integrity of the market at the heart of the way you do business
What can we offer you?
In return you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including; a fantastic pension scheme, life insurance, medical insurance, eye care vouchers and flexible benefits including critical illness cover, dental cover, additional life assurance, childcare vouchers, retail vouchers and many other options and Corporate deals.
Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.