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Senior Finance Business Partner Technology and Investments - 12 month Fixed Term Contract

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jun 8, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The TP ICAP Group is a world leading provider of market infrastructure.

Our purpose is to provide clients with access to global financial and commodities markets, improving price discovery, liquidity, and distribution of data, through responsible and innovative solutions.

Through our people and technology, we connect clients to superior liquidity and data solutions.

The Group is home to a stable of premium brands. Collectively, TP ICAP is the largest interdealer broker in the world by revenue, the number one Energy & Commodities broker in the world, the world's leading provider of OTC data, and an award winning all-to-all trading platform.

The Group operates from more than 60 offices in 27 countries. We are 5,300 people strong. We work as one to achieve our vision of being the world's most trusted, innovative, liquidity and data solutions specialist.

Role Overview

Group Finance, led by the Group Financial Controller, is responsible for the overall finance support across all areas of TPICAP. Group Finance is responsible for financial planning and analysis, management reporting, financial accounting and Tax working closely with Regional finance, Treasury and Insurance colleagues. Group Finance works also liaises on a day-to-day basis with investor relations, business divisions and other functions across the group.

The Senior Finance Business Partner, reporting to the Group Head of Financial Planning and Analysis is a high profile role that sits within the Group Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team with the overall responsibility for the business partnering to the Technology Investments division as well as supporting Group Finance.

The Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) Office, under the Group COO delivers the Information Technology for the Group.

The Senior Finance Business Partner will create transparency in the Technology Investments area, allowing the organisation to make smart, data-driven decisions that help optimize our technology investment portfolio, aligning with our broader strategic and financial objectives.

The position requires a suitably qualified accountant who can support the Technology Investments and Finance leadership and bring appropriate rigour to the financial support and analysis based on strong open relationships

Role Responsibilities
  • Partner with the CIO and the team to develop an overall understanding of Technology spend to inform decisions on technology investments, project prioritisation and benefits from investments.
  • Create compelling insights and analysis from large data sets from Oracle and OneStream.
  • Budgeting - collaborate with key stakeholders to develop budgets that ultimately feed into the Group budgeting process. Offer guidance and insights on budget processes, key metrics / KPIs and link between CIO and Group Finance.
  • Review, analyse and understand the Global Technology spend and resource allocation on regular basis (future and historical), and provide insight and analysis to Senior Management through liaison with regional finance teams in EMEA, USA and Asia. Partner with finance and technology division colleagues for cost allocations and reporting.
  • Review and maintain a Rolling Forecast to cover the financial periods outside of the usual formal forecasting cycle.
  • Periodic review of the accounting treatment of the Technology investment portfolio for capitalisation treatment to be in line with the accounting standards. Ensure the accounting/ booking is in line with the guidance provided.
  • Represent finance at the regular Technology / CIO meetings to approve deals, review portfolio, manage change management requests. etc. Financial oversight of spend process that includes regular review of proposed spend.
  • First point of contact for all requests from business teams and liaison with the relevant internal finance contacts such as financial control, regional finance teams etc
  • Review of requests in the Change Management process, that includes validating assumptions used in the change requests.
  • Continuous improvement - look for opportunities to improve processes and help transform into a lean organisation including bringing some structure to the regular forecasting and monthly review process.
  • Supporting regular and ad-hoc requests for information and analysis.
Experience / Competences

  • Strong interpersonal skills and collaboration skills with hands-on experience of business partnering at a senior level.
  • Ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and deliver high-quality, well-considered solutions.
  • Qualified accountant with an understanding of IFRS accounting policies, especially capitalisation treatment of assets (tangible and intangible).
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge (modelling, Pivots and advanced formulas).
  • Ability to articulate key messages to various levels including finance and non-finance colleagues /stakeholders across the business.
  • Can-do attitude, a service mindset, and proactive in responding to requests. A strong desire to succeed and enthusiastic.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to successfully manage multiple tasks.
  • Diligent and a high attention to detail.
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo and support strategic change.
  • Conscientious, self-motivated, resilient and goal orientated.
  • Excellent analytical skills and proven ability to take decisions and implement.
  • Ability to develop new skills and understand new technology as required.
  • Excels in a team environment with the ability to collaborate and liaise with multi-geographical teams.
  • Excellent written English and verbal communication skills, report writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience with Oracle business and forecasting tools would be beneficial

Not The Perfect Fit?

Concerned that you may not meet the criteria precisely? At TP ICAP, we wholeheartedly believe in fostering inclusivity and cultivating a work environment where everyone can flourish, regardless of your personal or professional background. If you are enthusiastic about this role but find that your experience doesn't align perfectly with every aspect of the job description, we strongly encourage you to apply. You may be the ideal candidate for this position or another opportunity within our organisation. Our dedicated Talent Acquisition team is here to assist you in recognising how your unique skills and abilities can be a valuable contribution. Don't hesitate to take the leap and explore the possibilities. Your potential is what truly matters to us.

Company Statement

We know that the best innovation happens when diverse people with different perspectives and skills work together in an inclusive atmosphere. That's why we're building a culture where everyone plays a part in making people feel welcome, ready and willing to contribute. TP ICAP Accord - our Employee Network - is a central to this. As well as representing specific groups, TP ICAP Accord helps increase awareness, collaboration, shares best practice, and holds our firm to account for driving continuous cultural improvement.

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