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Finance Business Partner - Private Assets

M&G plc.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 19, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.
Role Summary:

An opportunity for a Finance Business Partner has arisen in the Investments Commercial Finance Team to partner with the Private & Alternative Assets business. The business is going through an exciting period of growth which makes this role an interesting and challenging position. The role is broad based - expect to get involved in commercial analysis for new growth initiatives, drive business performance and support plans for the future. You will establish yourself as a valued, respected and trusted partner to the business - through advising, supporting and appropriately challenging senior management to enable effective financial decision-making. The role will suit someone with a commercially focused mindset and with excellent interpersonal skills.


Provide Business Partnering support to the Business Line Heads and act as a senior advisor on all financial aspects - providing insight, advice and be a critical friend

Collaborate with Business Line Heads to influence and develop a challenging but achievable business plan annually; expertly communicate the strategic objectives, initiatives and economics

Lead on quarterly Business Line reviews - using data-driven analysis and suitable MI - provide comprehensive insight into the actual performance and leading indicators that drive performance of the business; communicate risks and opportunities impacting targets

Undertake financial appraisals and make recommendations on all investment decisions such as new products, pricing and other commercial initiatives as they affect the business

Monitor flows, AUM & revenue projections and ensure effective management and oversight of expenses and headcount (Workday)

Gather inputs and update Oracle EPM to support the preparation and analysis of the quarterly forecasts and three year plan

Provide ad-hoc financial analysis, assisting in key projects and business support when required

Build strong and effective relationships within Finance and work collaboratively with other Finance Teams to ensure that monthly results, quarterly forecasts and annual plans are accurate and well understood

Continually strive to understand the Private & Alternative Assets business and develop insights from external market data

Contribute effectively to the continuous improvement of the Finance function, its processes, systems and controls

Recruiter: Matt Campbell
Work Level: Manager / Expert
Close Date: 14th March 2023

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.

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