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Finance Business Partner

Use strong analytical skills to advise and support business decision-making.

What's it like to be a Finance Business Partner?

A Finance Business Partner is a finance professional who works alongside other business functions, using strong analytical skills to advise and support decision-making through strategic insights. The role of a Finance Business Partner is to assist in the improvement of business operations and performance.

Finance Business Partner

Tasks and duties

  • Partnering with business units to deliver strategic financial insights.
  • Coordinating budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Developing financial models to aid decision-making.
  • Periodic reporting for senior management.
  • Delivering financial literacy training to staff.
  • Reviewing client accounts and projects to identify risks and underperformance of finances early.
  • Undertaking due diligence research on acquisitions and mergers.
  • Communicating opportunities for improvement.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships across the business.

What can I earn as a Finance Business Partner?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Finance Business Partner is between $120k and $140k
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How to become a Finance Business Partner


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You’ll either need a financial qualification or specific work experience to become a Finance Business Partner.

  1. Complete an undergraduate degree in a field such as commerce, accounting or finance. These courses will generally take you 3 years full-time, and you will need to have completed year 12 to earn a satisfactory ATAR or to apply for special entry.
  2. Consider become accredited as a Chartered Accountant (CA) or a Chartered Practising Accountant (CPA).
  3. Gain experience working in an entry-level finance role and develop your knowledge of your chosen industry.

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How do Finance Business Partners rate their role?

Latest reviews from 7 Finance Business Partners surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.7
Job satisfaction
2.6
Career progression opportunities
3.4
Job security
3.0
Pay / Salary
3.3
Variety of work
3.7

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Aug 2019
Management accounting is demanding but reward is satisfaction and self development!
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Accounting
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Management accounting
The good things
If you are passionate about numbers, like challenge and people this is job for you. Your financial expertise and management skills can make a real difference in making decisions for your stakeholders....
The challenges
Occasionally you meet stakeholders that are not financially savvy at all and this can challenge your total performance. The expectations may be quite unrealistic to achieve amazing results with minimu...
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Aug 2019
Big gap between good & bad business partnering roles
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Economics (Honours)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Decision Support
The good things
Working with senior leaders to understand performance & drive better outcomes
The challenges
Dealing with outdated systems & processes; disconnect between senior Finance leadership & broader organisational leadership on delivering outcomes; poor pathways of career progression
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