Finance Business Partner

The Role

Finance Business Partner, Guildford
Permanent Position

Diverse Interactive (DI) is a market-leading digital experience agency, working with global organisations to solve their business challenges through world class standards, technology strategy and production.

Dedicated to the evolution of digital interaction, our production studio works to combine cutting edge experiential technology with creative innovation. We deliver bespoke digital applications and projects that rewrite what's possible in terms of immersive user experiences.

DI have an exceptional opportunity for a Finance Business Partner to join their team based at their offices in Guildford, Surrey. This is a full-time, permanent post.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Form a close working relationship with the Directors, other Senior Executives and Non-Executives.

  • Provide leadership to the Board’s Finance and Accounting strategy, to optimise the company’s financial performance and strategic position.

  • Take overall control of the company’s accounting function.

  • Contribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers.

  • Ensure that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth.

  • Ensure that all of the company's financial practices are in line with statutory regulations and legislation, whilst mitigating taxes due, using all available HMRC allowances and deductions.

  • Lead and develop finance teams.

  • Work with senior teams to grow the business, formulating strategies and plans.

  • Ensure corporate budgeting processes are carried out and reviewed.

  • Take ultimate responsibility for the company cash management policies.

  • Corporate finance: manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity, disposals and acquisitions, as appropriate.

  • Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties, including customers and advisors.

  • Handling VAT, PAYE and Tax duties, including corporation tax.

  • Update and implement financial policies and procedures proactively.

  • Seek out methods and practices to minimise financial risk to the business, such as mitigating the chance of fraud and error and also in relation to taxes.

This is a full-time position based in our offices in Guildford.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Finance experience in a complex environment.

  • Broad experience across accountancy.

  • Handling VAT, PAYE and Tax duties, including corporation tax.

  • Experience of driving and delivering cost transformation programmes.

  • Commercial individual with the ability to drive change and influence senior stakeholders.

  • Strong analytical and planning/budget forecasting skills.

  • Excellent written communication skills.

  • An ethical, professional and confident approach.

  • Highly motivated with the aptitude to independently manage assignments.

Qualifications desired:

  • Working towards or gained a professional qualification in a financial field (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent).

Salary: £35k - £40k

Benefits:

  • Pension contributions
  • Opportunities to attend various conferences, events, and training days
  • Regular company social events
  • Cycle to work scheme

To apply

To be considered for the role please email jobs@diverseinteractive.com