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Finance Business Partner- Corporate Finance

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

A new opportunity for a Finance Business Partner has become available at the BBC within Corporate Finance.

The Corporate Finance team provides finance support and advice across the BBC businesses (public and commercial), adding value by providing insightful financial analysis and acting as critical adviser on key financial decisions.

Finance Business Partners (FBPs) within the corporate finance team drive best value for the BBC from each business area. FBPs will lead reviews of large scale and/or high-impact commercial and investment decisions and partner operational teams to support effective financial planning at a strategic level in the BBC. They will lead teams of analysts delivering financial and business analysis to help solve key business problems, progress local initiatives, answer business questions and influence business decisions.

Role Responsibility

Within this role you will help to resolve key business issues and problems by delivering solutions and recommendations, based on sound analysis, for the two Heads of Corporate Finance (public service and commercial) and/or relevant operational stakeholders - sharing external and BBC-wide knowledge and good practice

You will maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of allocated divisional businesses - building and developing effective relationships with key business contacts

It will be your responsibility to own and deliver high quality financial and business analysis with recommendations to solve business problems and to influence and challenge business decisions

You will also own the delivery of effective financial and business analytical support for divisional projects / business initiatives – helping to improve business decisions and divisional performance.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

A background in financial analysis and assessment that incorporates an ability to read and interpret company accounts (e.g. corporate finance experience or a professional accounting qualification such as ACA, ACCA or CIMA)

Knowledge of and enthusiasm for broadcasting and digital media and demonstrable interest in the output of BBC Television, Radio and Online

Experience of and demonstrable ability to build trust with partners, develop deep working relationships and manage multiple work streams across multiple partners

Proven ability to lead small teams of analysts and/or researchers

Demonstrable passion for and knowledge of the BBC with an understanding of the commercial environment in which it operates

Experience of influencing and working collaboratively across organisational boundaries with internal stakeholders, partners and suppliers

Experience in managing complex projects or change processes is also highly relevant


A highly analytical approach, able to evaluate information critically with a sense of curiosity and solid attention to detail

A self-starter, strategic and a good team player with a drive to improve the status quo

Demonstrate keen business awareness with some appreciation of the commercial broadcast market and the internal BBC market

Influencing and persuasion skills; at times delivering difficult messages to BBC partners while maintaining trust and goodwill

Interpersonal and communication skills (including experience in creating presentations) sufficient to enable the post holder to influence internal and external stakeholders

Demonstrable financial modelling and analysis skills

Ability to filter, interpret and summarise complex data in order to identify key drivers and confidently make recommendations that facilitate decision making by senior stakeholders

Package Description

9 month Fixed term contract

Next steps

Interviews with the Heads of Corporate Finance will be held on 25 and 26 September and will include a short case study assessment exercise.

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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