Purpose of this job:
The Finance Business Partners provides a key link between the Finance and Portfolio Underwriting, Operations, Development and Portfolio Management functions within Ki. This is a two-way process whereby the business partners and the Ki team share insight and analysis in relation to the performance of the business.
The prime responsibilities will be to analyse, understand and articulate the performance of Ki’s digital underwriting business and Ki’s expense base. In doing so they will develop relationships and work closely with both the Ki team, and the wider Brit underwriting and finance communities, being involved throughout the financial ‘lifecycle’. This includes the development of business plans, expense budgets, analysis of actual performance and reforecasting. The role-holder will both challenge the Ki team as well as support them in projects and delivering on a wide range of actions.
The finance business partners are the face of finance to the Ki business whilst also interacting with key business areas of Brit (Finance, Actuarial, Risk, Underwriting etc). The Ki Finance team adopts a joined-up approach across all functions, with finance business partners working very closely with the FP&A team who report at a more macro level to the executive rather than the more detailed internal aspects on which the Business partners are more focussed.
The role-holder will use this knowledge and understanding to support Ki’s internal and external reporting requirements (Investors, Ki EMC, KFL Board, Underwriting Committee, Brit Group, etc) as well as reporting back to the underwriting teams on both a regular and ad hoc basis to help them better understand their performance.
The role requires a thorough individual who is driven to deliver high quality analysis and output, with the ability to work collaboratively within and across teams. The individual needs to be capable of evaluating requirements and framing outputs to provide insightful management information.
The role will also play a lead role in the development and enhancement of the Finance team’s processes that support the analysis and reporting of plan and actual information. Ki Finance is a relatively small and dynamic team, which covers both BAU financial processes and wider strategic initiatives. The role requires a desire to work on new initiatives and a level of flexibility in order to meet the demands of the finance function.