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Manchester City Centre
Employment type
£45,000 - £50,000
Closing date

We are commercial property specialists operating across the UK. At Bruntwood, we're committed to offering more than just outstanding office, coworking, retail and lab spaces. Everything we do is tied into our vision of building vibrant communities, whilst providing businesses with the support and expertise they need to grow. 

From restoring unloved buildings and reducing waste to shaping and delivering green city strategies, sustainability has always been at the forefront of our business. As the first commercial property partner to join the Net Zero Carbon Commitment with the UK Green Building Council, we're actively working towards a net zero carbon future for 2030.

What we’re looking for in a candidate:

We’re looking for an inquisitive, analytical finance professional who wants to question the data and advise our wider teams on business decisions. You’ll actively impact the business and work with some of our key stakeholders. 

You will be a qualified accountant and although previous Business Partnering experience would be advantageous, it’s not essential. 

Job purpose: 

As a Finance Business Partner, you’ll work within the commercial finance team who play a crucial role at Bruntwood, ensuring that our operational colleagues have accurate, timely, financial and non-financial information to enable robust decision-making. Supporting locations such as; Afflecks, Hatch and Stamford Quarter. In addition you’ll have responsibility to manage and develop a Finance Executive as part of this team. 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Coordinating all aspects of financial reporting for the Trafford JV and Consumer Brand portfolios with the aim of monitoring and improving financial performance against business plans
  • Playing a key role in influencing commercial decision-making and strategy, including business case review for major expenditure, redevelopment and acquisitions/disposals
  • Overseeing and managing the budget setting, forecasting and reporting requirements of each of these areas
  • Producing quarter-end management accounts for all aspects of the portfolio including income, expenditure and service charge, balance sheet and cashflow in line with the SLAs
  • Preparing and presenting full quarterly analysis of P&L variances to internal and external stakeholders, identifying and highlighting trends for the senior management team to consider
  • Managing weekly, quarterly and annual cash plans, incorporating loan drawdowns and distributions to members in order to meet LLP capital and debt requirements.
  • Providing the senior management team with key financial and non financial performance indicators, highlighting trends and analysing causes of variance
  • Continuing to review possible automation of financial and non-financial reporting, with the aim of delivering existing identified cost efficiencies.

What’s important to us:

  • A qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA)
  • Sound accounting knowledge and experience of budget setting as well as forecasting 
  • Highly analytical, including advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Someone who is passionate about driving change and development
  • With the above in mind, an interest in commercial property and how this affects the cities we live in would be advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills to establish credibility and influence stakeholders 
  • Passionate about helping others grow and develop a career in finance 

We really believe that if you’re brilliant to work with, you deserve brilliant things in return:

  • Flexible working and a beautiful office space
  • Up to 8% matched pension
  • Volunteer time off - there are endless opportunities for you to get involved in supporting the causes that matter most to you
  • 25 days holiday, buy & sell holidays (plus you get your birthday off work!)
  • Private healthcare
  • Life assurance
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • We offer support with qualifications as well as providing other opportunities for learning and development.

There’s also plenty more to have a look at on our website. 

Our ambition is to make Bruntwood a truly diverse and inclusive place to work, reflective of the communities we live and work in. To help us to achieve this we encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, disabled people, and those who are neurodiverse. Join us and you’ll be part of our journey to creating something even better, for our customers and ourselves.