Finance Business Partner, Irlam, Manchester

The Role

The primary focus of the Finance Business Partner is to be the finance lead and to work closely with the units creating a real and active partnership with both operations and management. The role is to provide 'real time' support and analysis, to be a trusted adviser within the business and as part of the Finance team. Responsible for ensuring efficient and effective financial control (reporting, budgeting and forecasting) whilst working closely with the support functions to contribute to the company strategy.

Core Responsibilities

  • The main link between the finance department, the support functions and managers within the business.

  • Develop strong relationships with key personnel in support functions to ensure you are the first point of call for any key issues and changes.

  • Regularly update and analyse variances on key financial and operational KPI’s relating to the support functions.

  • Aid support functions with the budgeting process and regularly update managers on variance to agreed budgets.

  • Deal with ad hoc financial queries and projects within the support functions.

  • Work closely with IT development and help to track the financial implications of their ongoing projects. Help to acquire accurate valuations of ongoing projects in order to capitalise as assets where possible.

  • Work with the other members of the FP&A team to minimise financial risk and flag any areas for process improvement that will improve KPI’s.

  • Continually improve the quality, accuracy and timeliness of financial information

  • Work closely with the HR department to support with key financial and non-financial KPI’s around staff numbers and recruitment costs as these represent a large section of our operating costs.

Reporting to

Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Skills and Experience

  • Strong Excel skills including knowledge of pivot tables and complex formulas

  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Strong analytical skills and commercial awareness.

  • Previous history or good knowledge of IT systems and terminology is desirable.

  • Sound financial modelling skills to assist with financial planning.

  • Communicates effectively both verbally and written to all levels of the organisation and external parties.

  • Proactive individual who enjoys looking for challenges and offering solutions.


  • Qualified or Part-Qual CIMA/ACCA/ACA

Our Ideal Fit

Someone who is a team player, they must be willing to get their sleeves rolled up from time to time, to take this business from what has been a start-up to one that is an industry leader following a recent £100m capital raise. There will be opportunity to progress as the business scales.

Freedom Fibre Company Profile

Freedom Fibre was founded in 2020 by a leadership team with extensive experience in the UK telecoms and major infrastructure sectors. Our mission is to build a high-speed fibre-based network providing fibre for all whilst also ensuring a great customer experience. We trade with Communications Providers and enable them to offer a range of services to their subscribers. These include a 1GigBit internet access service and various Business friendly products.

We pride ourselves in offering excellent service to our customers and treating our colleagues and development partners with similar attention to detail focusing on the need for the whole business to operate efficiently and with a great one-team frame of mind.

Freedom Fibre are rolling out fibre to the premise (FTTP) in rural and urban locations around the Northwest of England. More information is available on our website

Working with Freedom Fibre

We operate in a relaxed and industrious atmosphere; you will be encouraged to speak out and contribute wherever you feel you have something to offer. Our offices are open 07:00 through to 19:00 and we are happy to be flexible with working hours so you can enjoy a relatively stress-free commute or work from home to create the best possible work life balance that suits you and Freedom Fibre.

We offer an attractive package including bonus, generous pension, private health care and flexible working along with other benefits.

Freedom Fibre is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to being a successful, caring, and welcoming place for all employees. We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone, from any background can reach their full potential without prejudice and discrimination. We are committed to a culture where respect and understanding are fostered, and the diversity of our people is positively valued.

Place of Work

The place of work will be our offices in Irlam, near Manchester.



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