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Strategic Finance Partner (12 Months)

NatWest Group
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Feb 12, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Join us as a Strategic Finance Partner

  • For someone with strong stakeholder management skills and strategic awareness, this is a chance to provide support and challenge to the franchise in achieving its strategic goals
  • You'll be developing, shaping and influencing the strategic direction of the franchise and providing high quality strategic advice and insight to support decision making
  • This challenging and rewarding role offers significant exposure and the opportunity to raise your profile across the bank
  • We're offering this role for a period of 12 months

What you'll do

As a Strategic Finance Partner, you'll be supporting and challenging the franchise in achieving its strategic goals and objectives by applying strong financial, product, market segment and cost and investment knowledge. You'll be managing the primary relationship with the aligned franchise ExCo member and helping them to meet financial and non-financial goals, and we'll also look to you to lead and manage a strategic finance team.

Your other key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with our Finance centre of excellence to provide strategic SME advice supported by specific financial plans, forecasts, stress testing and customer, market or segment analysis
  • Proactively influencing to make sure cost and capital management leadership is present within the franchise
  • Overseeing strategic finance activities including product overlays for plan, forecast, stress scenarios
  • Delivering critical review and challenge to make sure that resources are optimally presented in investment decisions and business cases
  • Driving all business finance requirements, including month end requirements, strategic planning, functional reporting requirements and ensuring the timely escalation of issues

The skills you'll need

To succeed in this role, you'll need strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to communicate, influence and resolve conflict at ExCo level. You'll also need strategic awareness and the ability to apply business knowledge, expertise and challenge to support the business and identify long term impacts of plans.

You'll also demonstrate:

  • The ability to deal with ambiguity, uncertainty and risk and work in a flexible environment
  • Strong finance functional knowledge, accounting knowledge and product area and market segment knowledge
  • The ability to provoke and lead strategic change within senior executive teams
  • The ability to lead, motivate and develop a team of finance professionals

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