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Employer Bord Gais Energy
Job Title Finance Business Partner - Retail

Finance Business Partner - Retail
Finance - Dublin Based
Reporting to: Finance Partner - Bord Gáis Energy

Bord Gáis Energy, part of Centrica PLC, is one of Ireland’s leading energy providers. We supply gas, electricity and energy services to over 650,000 homes and businesses across the country, offering excellent customer service as well as the best value possible. We are the helpful energy company.

Role Purpose
The Retail Finance Business Partner will be responsible for supporting the Retail team with financial planning, business case development, financial modelling and performance management.

This role is heavily commercial focused and will require a partner who can support and influence non finance decision makers. This is an exciting and challenging role for someone who has experience in managing budgets and forecasts for a business, helping support the development of investment cases, developing financial business cases, inputting into investment decisions and driving a complex change plan.
The Retail department is responsible for products and services offered to all BGE’s customers and for all related sales and marketing. Retail are responsible for all activities that affect customer propositions, sales channel choices, branding, sponsorship and profitability, with the marketing team responsible for defining the brand and marketing strategy. Additionally, the Retail team is responsible for the delivery of energy services both within customers’ homes and in the business sector.

Key accountabilities

  • Developing a clear understanding of customer profitability across all product ranges and the impact on overall group financial targets. Identifying & drive strategic opportunities to improve our customer profitability through analytics.
  • Review and forecast the financial performance of the department on a monthly basis, providing information and insight to support effective decision making at budget holder level.
  • Development of financial business cases which support options analysis, investment decision making and multi-year planning within the Retail categories and the marketing team
  • Perform spend reviews including post investment analysis on marketing and campaign spend to drive accountability and performance
  • Understand all the applicable key risks within the Retail department and work with the key stakeholders to drive a deeper understanding of the mitigating controls and help incorporate any necessary change agenda
  • Develop a deep understanding of business activities & associated outcomes, working with the relevant senior stakeholders to help deliver our strategy
  • Developing a clear command of our customer segments, behaviour and profitability and decision making with the retail team while informing our customer segmentation analytical model.
  • Partner with Financial Controller’s team and other functional groups to create appropriate level of oversight and understanding of our P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Partner with commercial teams to meet commercial goals and objectives and ensure disciplined approach to capital and campaign investment decisions.
  • Proactively add value to the business through development of efficient and innovative processes.
  • Demonstrate strong general accounting and financial analysis skills with proven ability to leverage this knowledge for driving business improvement.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA member with a minimum of 5 years’ post qualification experience
  • Energy, commodity retail or commodity wholesale industry experience would be a distinct advantage
  • Strong people skills to work with stakeholders right across the business
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts to diverse audiences in multiple formats

Our Values
care | delivery | collaboration | agility | courage

The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 26 January 2018.
Canvassing will disqualify

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the ' Apply ' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘ Apply ’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Closing Date:

January 27, 2018

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Location Dublin
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