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Finance Business Partner

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Salary: Up to £60,000
  • Hours: 37.5
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Iris Care Group has an exciting new opportunity for (a) Finance Business Partner to join our Finance Team.

Employing over 1,600 people, Iris Care Group is the largest independent health and social care provider across the Southwest of England and South Wales. We provide innovative, effective, and forward-thinking care for adults with specialist mental healthcare needs.

With over 90% of staff saying they enjoy their job; we are proud to have created environments where our staff feel rewarded and fulfilled. Work for us and you’ll go home knowing that you’ve made a difference.


What will you receive?

  • Annual salary up to £60,000
  • Industry-leading training
  • Employee Assistance Program – free 24/7 confidential helpline (domestic, financial, legal, health support, etc.)
  • High street retail discount scheme
  • ‘Recognise Me’, our new staff benefits, wellbeing and recognition platform
  • Free on-site parking
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Death in service


Iris Care Group also offers a ‘refer a friend’ scheme: where you could earn as much as £1000* for every new staff member you successfully introduce.


Role Responsibilities

Main Duties

Business Partnering


  1. To act as a key interface between Finance and the services of Iris Care Group.
  2. Develop and maintain accurate knowledge and understanding of the key revenue and cost drivers throughout the business
  3. Support the business by responding to queries in a timely and accurate manner whilst maintaining professionalism at all times.
  4. Responsible for shaping and delivering the business partnering function
  5. Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders throughout the business and become a trusted advisor to the services.
  6. Understand your audience and deliver information in a clear and user-friendly manner


Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting


  1. Create and maintain the annual budgets and quarterly reforecasts of the group.
  2. Liaise with operational managers to ensure targets are fully understood and agreed to.
  3. Responsible for P&L, balance sheet and cashflow forecasting, ensuring bank covenant targets are exceeded at all times.
  4. Prepare forecasting models to evaluate and provide insight on financial impact of new initiatives, investments and business opportunities.


Business Performance


  1. Identify trends in performance and highlight to management potential issues and risks before they happen.
  2. Prepare variance analysis of actuals to budget and run rates and provide recommendations to management in response to variances and their causes.
  3. Provide insight through meaningful commentary to explain business performance and guide decision makers to commercial outcomes.




  1. Production of regular management information for Board, Senior Management Team, Investors and external stakeholders.
  2. Production of ad-hoc information as required to support the business and FP&A Team.


General Responsibilities


  1. To always maintain confidentiality
  2. Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the quality and timeliness of financial reporting and analysis.


Role Requirements

  • Qualified accountant
  • Experience of budgeting and forecasting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed analytical and skills
  • Strong multitasking skills and ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proficient in MS Office (particularly Excel)



  • Public sector finance (public sector approach to budgets and categories of spending)
  • Experience of the Adult Social Care industry
  • Board level reporting
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices



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