Finance Business Partner

  • Man Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 23 Jan, 2018
Experienced Hires Accounting & Finance Compliance / Legal Research / Reporting

Job Description

About Man Group

Man Group is an active investment management firm focused on delivering performance and client portfolio solutions through its five investment management businesses: Man AHL; Man Numeric; Man GLG; Man FRM and Man Global Private Markets.

Man Group's investment management businesses provide long-only, alternative and private markets products on a single and multi-manager basis, leveraging the firm's robust infrastructure to provide a diverse range of strategies across investment approaches, styles and asset classes.

The original business was founded in 1783. Today, Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker EMG.L and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. As at 30 September 2017, Man Group's funds under management were $103.5 billion.

Man Group also supports many awards, charities and initiatives around the world, including sponsorship of the Man Booker literary prizes. Further information can be found at www.man.com.

Purpose of the role

As a Finance Business Partner, you will be the link between finance and the business ensuring all key financial data is highlighted and properly recorded. The role will involve meeting with employees from all levels within the company and also engaging with people from outside the business in regards to our managed contracts.

Specific responsibilities

Financial & Management Accounting:

  • Budgeting, forecasting and in-depth analysis of the cost base
  • Running monthly cost meetings with the COOs of various businesses to resolve queries and revise accruals
  • Review and sign-off of the cost base monthly
  • Involvement in a range of strategic initiatives to support the CFO, developing better quality and more efficient management information whilst enhancing finance systems and processes

Commercial Management:

  • Reviewing financials for ad-hoc projects
  • Reviewing contracts and leases to ensure that the correct financial information is accounted for

Technical competencies

  • Newly qualified accountant
  • Ability to develop relationships at all levels, both within finance and the business
  • Analytical skills required to review commercial propositions and expense data
  • Proficient in Excel i.e. v lookups and pivot tables
  • Ability to learn quickly and work unsupervised

Work-Life Balance and Benefits at Man

Man Group is committed to providing the best working environment possible for all its employees and, as such, we support professional training and development as well as requests for flexible or part-time working.

Man Group also supports many charities and initiatives through the Man Charitable Trust, which aims to create positive change by supporting charitable organisations that focus on raising levels of literacy and numeracy in the UK and by offering employees opportunities to invest their time and expertise in charitable initiatives. Employees are offered two 'ManKind' days of paid leave per year that can be used as part of the Man Charitable Trust's community volunteering programme or in support of any other charity/not-for-profit organisation.

We offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package, including private medical cover, discounted gym membership, on-site health assessments and on-site flu vaccinations. To support our employees' extracurricular interests, we have a music room with a piano and guitars that can be booked by anyone, and we also offer lessons on-site.

Man Group employees receive a daily food allowance, which can be used in our staff restaurant. The restaurant has several theatre-style cooking stations, a sandwich bar and a coffee shop (all of which can cater to special dietary requirements), and free fruit is available from the kitchens on each floor. We also have a subsidised in-house bar and an employee discount scheme with a wide range of discounts, all of which help us to ensure that the firm is a great place to work.

In addition, Man Group sponsors the Man Booker literary prizes and hosts several internal events with the authors to celebrate these awards. The prizes underscore Man Group's charitable focus on literacy and education and together with the wider charitable activities of the Booker Prize Foundation, the prize plays an important role in promoting literary excellence on a global scale that the firm is honoured to support.