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Finance Business Partner

Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)

The Lawn Tennis Association is the national governing body of tennis in Great Britain, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

21 Jul 2022
Full Time
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

About the LTA

Tennis is a sport that is woven into the fabric of the nation, and as the national governing body the LTA is at the heart of that – from inspiring and engaging the millions of passionate fans who follow leading British players and world class tournaments, through to supporting the grassroots of the sport which reach into local communities across Britain to help get the nation active and deliver amazing physical and mental health benefits to those involved.

The LTA aspires to achieve its vision of ‘tennis opened up’, and through its work to make tennis relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable, help us to ensure it is a sport that can be played by anyone, no matter their age, gender, background or ability.

The LTA, through its vision “Tennis Opened up”, is committed to creating a diverse environment where all colleagues feel included and a strong sense of belonging. We are proud to actively invite applications from all candidates who meet the essential criteria and are able to work in the UK, and we commit that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment irrespective of your disability, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, or age.

We also operate a flexible working environment where all colleagues are able to discuss their working needs with their manager or the People Team at any time.

About the role

The role of the Finance Department is to ensure the business prioritises its spending on the best projects and programmes to the benefit of our customers, whether that be elite players or kids playing their first game of mini tennis.

Your role as Finance Business Partner is about putting finance at the heart of decision making by providing insight to support robust business planning. You will identify cost benefits and payback, and drive value by influencing decisions to ensure all activity is aligned to the business strategy.

You will have a pro-active approach ensuring that you are fully involved at the outset of all key projects to ensure that we are driving conversations at the top table. You will build forecasts that are accurate, secure buy-in across multiple stakeholder groups, and routinely measure against these forecasts. You will develop hypotheses for what might be driving budget variances and in doing so develop cost mitigation, income generation or risk management strategies, taking pride in being able to not only understand the “what” but also the “why”. You will be a storyteller able to simplify the complex when communicating to senior audiences. This role will provide support to the Finance Manager, the Head of Finance, the Commercial Finance team, the wider Finance department, as well as the Executive and Leadership teams.

Key accountabilities

  • Preparation of management reporting and insight, ensuring high quality information that is accurate, relevant and timely, and communicated and explained clearly to stakeholders across all levels of the organisation, including the production of relevant visuals and dashboards as required
  • Development and review of business plans, annual budgets and forecasts for both financial and non-financial activity as necessary
  • Preparation of memos on future LTA spend, quantifying the financial and non-financial benefits, making recommendations, and co-ordinating all related follow up activity
  • Pro-active analysis and identification of risks and opportunities, identifying savings to mitigate risks, to ensure budget targets are achieved
  • Taking the lead on facilitating any transition arrangements for existing and future projects
  • Being able to reliably show and report on the benefits of improved systems, processes, behaviours, and decisions that drive cost reduction and income generation
  • Conducting and completing reviews of outsourced providers and supplier contracts
  • Providing timely and insightful reporting on income and expenditure, including clear explanations for variances for targets and understanding around plans
  • Modelling, analysis and advice across a wide range of projects, providing detailed assessments to support decision making, identifying return on investment and holding the business to account with clear post-completion reviews
  • Continuous improvement of systems and automation of processes
  • Management of internal control integrity and ensuring that they are operated on a best practice basis

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