Head of Finance Business Partners
Finance, London
Head of Finance Business Partners
Finance, London

Who we are:

You'll be joining the 6th largest IT Service Provider, present in more than 50 countries. From our roots in Japan, NTT DATA's mission is to facilitate business change and technology transformation across many industries for a better future for our business, people and community. Some of the projects we have supported include the digitising of The Open  golf tournament and applying Formula 1 technology to support medical staff at University Hospitals Leicester.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values of 'Clients First', 'Teamwork' and 'Foresight' and we achieve these by putting people first.

We support and celebrate our differences and preferences, these are what makes us unique. Some of our initiatives, collectively known as “DO Diversity”, aim to create a space for us to learn and get involved in building a truly diverse environment. Our Culture & Ethnicity Network gives our colleagues a platform to share their various backgrounds; Our NINGEN programme allows the new generation of NTT DATA employees around the world to connect and shape the future of our organisation and the “City Gives Back” allows us to support our local community that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic...and much more!

What you'll be doing:

This role is expected to provide support to ensure the Business Leaders have a full understanding of the financial impact of internal and external commercial and operational factors that influence their performance and P&L. Use your insights to influence their decision making to deliver strategic financial business support that helps to fuel growth and profitability.

You will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Industry/Business Leaders to track and report on monthly, quarterly and annual performance versus forecast and budget. Support in providing regular insightful reporting, analysis and interpretation of their results for the Monthly Business Reviews.
  • Provide reporting of finance and non-finance metrics.
  • Produce analysis and provide ad-hoc analysis to support key business decisions
  • Produce monthly forecasts, annual budgets and mid-term Strategic plans.
  • Provide full Commercial Financial support and modelling for the CAP bid process and help to influence the strategic direction of the business.
  • Support the month end process and results review
  • Provide support and cover for other members of the Finance Team when required.
  • Coach and support your Finance team.
  • Ensure the business operates within the financial controls and procedures set by the NTT DATA Group
  • Determines appropriate accounting / financial structure to support the business needs.
  • Has a strong working knowledge of the transactional systems impacting the area of work and drives changes where needed.
  • Works with external consultants or auditors to provide required information and ensure proper recordkeeping
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment that is going through rapid change
  • Ad-hoc tasks/other projects as required historical purposes.
  • Coaching, development and driving the Finance Business Partner team within Banking, Insurance, Energy & Utilities, Public Sector as well as the wider Finance function

What you'll need:

  • You must have experience of coaching, motivating and leading a team and working with senior members of the business. 
  • Strong influencing skills are required and the ability to communicate financials in a simple way.
  • You need to be able to think strategically – in both supporting the senior members of the business or how your Finance team supports the business over the longer term.
  • You will have experience of reporting, budgets and forecasting in a Global Matrix environment.
  • Be a ‘trusted advisor’ with stakeholders to identify strategies for improvement and presenting recommendations in an influential manner, needing to communicate persuasively and articulately and have the ability to explain complex concepts to non-financial persons.
  • Having strong organisational, planning and presentation skills is key whilst being flexible to handle peaks in workload.
  • You will need to be comfortable being “hands on” in SAP/Excel.
  • The successful candidate is desired to be a Graduate and a Qualified Accountant with approx. 10 years of PQE and ideally have IT services industry experience.
  • Ideally commercial exposure to services contracts (fixed price and time & materials).
  • Able to work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment while driving towards clarity and solutions.
  • Works effectively with others, building productive, collaborative relationships across departments and with third parties (?)
  • Prepared to work in London 2-3 times a week.

...and finally:

The focus on Clients, Teamwork and Foresight is in our DNA and we are looking for someone who shares and embodies these core values, leading by example.  We don't look for finished articles. We look for people who want to continue their career growth alongside NTT DATA's.  To support your hard work and dedication, we will offer you the following:

  • A people focused business
  • Excellent opportunities to grow your career, including an online training platform with 3000+ courses, accessible from everywhere, to sharpen your skills.
  • A varied client base
  • …And much more!

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Service Line Manager

Rajul Modi
Chief Financial Officer

Raj is a CFO with significant commercial and business partnering experience gained within Technology and Professional Services companies. Raj has supported a variety of businesses - small/medium sized subsidiaries (£10m-£100m) of large organisations and large business units (revenues up to £700m). Managed Finance teams of up to 50 across multiple countries. Significant commercial experience in terms of reviewing contracts, supporting bid teams, leading negotiations with customers and suppliers.

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“Upon joining the NTT DATA UK family, you will experience a culturally diverse organisation living our values of Clients First, Teamwork and Foresight as we partner with our customers every day.

At NTT DATA UK, we are proud to support and invest in our people. We offer a variety of rewarding career paths and opportunities to develop professionally - with access to cutting edge innovation.”

Fernando Apezteguia, CEO, NTT DATA UK

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