Finance Business Partner
(Permanent)

Finance & Legal

Location: Dublin, Ireland

CarTrawler is the leading B2B technology provider of the car rental and mobility solutions to the global travel industry. Our purpose is to drive successful partnerships. CarTrawler’s end-to-end technology platform expands our airline and travel partners’ offering to their customers, creating substantial ancillary revenue opportunities. We provide unrivaled breadth and depth of content worldwide, including car rental, private airport transfer, and ride-hailing services.

CarTrawler creates innovative, data-led solutions for some of the largest travel brands in the world, including United Airlines, American Express, EasyJet, Alaska Airlines, SWISS, Hotels.com, and Emirates. As a B2B company, we focus solely on helping our airline and travel partners build their brands, not our own.

Role Purpose
The role of Finance Business Partners (FBP) in CarTrawler is to enable the business to make better, more informed decisions and identify commercial opportunities that can add real value to CarTrawler.
Your role as part of the FBP team is to provide 'real-time financial analysis and support which will assist the departments you are partnered with to make effective decisions. You will become a trusted advisor to your partners and help them translate commercial problems into financial outputs. For an applicant to be successful in this role it is crucial to have the ability to communicate a message in a concise manner, understand their audience and deliver the information in a transparent user-friendly manner. We partner with the Customer and Insurance departments for which your focus will be on the commercial transaction costs and OPEX of each department.

Reporting to:     
FBP Manager 

Main accountabilities and key tasks:

  • You'll act as a trusted advisor to the respective business departments which will include becoming fully up to date with what this department does, their strategic objectives, and how your role can fully support them in achieving this; as well as challenging them where appropriate
  • You'll provide your partners, and monthly Board packs, with commentary on monthly financial performance, including variances and updates on actions/initiatives being implemented to drive performance improvement.
  • Be responsible for pro-actively identifying commercial opportunities in your departments and completing them to realize value for Cartrawler
  • We are responsible for the entire P&L(including the OPEX cost base) for the respective business department by:
  • You'll engage with Budget Owners acrossCartrawler to understand the cost base of their respective department and challenge budget holders to ensure a scalable cost base; proactively highlight areas of opportunity or concern
  • We provide an appropriate cost reporting framework that allows the Leadership Team and Senior Management to understand the drivers of their cost base and levers available to motivate change
  • Review and approve financial business cases from your departments, prior to submission to the Cost Committee and assist with the running of the Cost Committee
  • Perform unprompted investigations into variances in performance and distill the analysis into succinct, practical recommendations for your partners and/or the Finance leadership team
  • Work with Group Finance team to ensure month-end procedures are completed on a timely basis and ensure Group Finance are aware of relevant issues occurring across the Business Divisions
  • Review the financial models and associated documentation for new agreements or renewals, challenge the assumptions used and influence appropriately to reach a jointly agreed output with your partner(s)
  • Support, review, and challenge the outputs from the departments for the company planning and forecasting cycles, crafting a joint submission between FBP and your department to FP&A.
  • Build partnerships and maintain positive relationships with all senior managers and their teams
  • Ability to benchmark CarTrawler performance against the external market, ensuring performance trends are unearthed and contextualized.
  • Work closely with the FBP Manager to ensure that the team is delivering upon its responsibilities in an organized and professional manner.

Critical Skills

  • Excellent commercial savvy and ability to understand and break down sophisticated data and processes.
  • A self-starter, with a passion for getting under the hood and understanding what is driving business performance, both positive and negative.
  • Strong experience preparing presentations for presenting to and influencing the decisions of senior management.
  • Critical thinking –think creatively, see the bigger picture through consideration of future implications and scenarios and use these when making recommendations.
  • Communication skills –understanding the audience, purpose of what needs to be achieved, listening to the needs of the recipients, and present
  • Problem solver – the ability to work with ambiguous information to determine root cause or drivers and then put forward resolutions.
  • Accuracy & attention to detail is crucial as this information is used to advise business decisions and influence strategy.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Professional accountancy qualification(ACA/CIMA/ACCA) with a minimum of 2+years PQE
  • Previous experience in business partnering, commercial finance, or equivalent roles is an advantage
  • Have strong analytical experience previously, conducting analysis and distilling this into recommendations which the business can understand and use for business decisions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to optimally manage stakeholder relationships.
  • Experience preparing and reviewing financial models
  • Strong excel skills a must
  • Systems experience such as SQL and Tableau is an advantage.

Additional Info

Environmental, Social, and Governance
You will be an ambassador of our culture and social and environmental credentials.
CarTrawler is fully committed to ensuring equal opportunities supported by an environment based on mutual respect, inclusion, and dignity at work for all our people.  We welcome diversity, valuing the benefits it brings to the workplace.  We have a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination of any kind.
The criteria with regards to decisions on positions and promotions is an individual’s ability, behaviors, and merit to perform in the role. To this end, CarTrawler strives to ensure that recruitment, employment, training, and promotion practices and policies do not directly or indirectly discriminate.
We are a purpose-led, values-driven company, with a focus on a culture of shared wins where relationships make the difference. We strive to foster a culture of continuous learning encouraging our people to invest in themselves to Thrive.  
CarTrawler will ensure that candidates who are interviewing with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in any CarTrawler job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits of employment, please contact us at careers@cartrawler.com
Some of Our Benefits
 
Hybrid Working: Hybrid working at CarTrawler is a combination of office and remote working. Most of the time, people will have flexibility in terms of where they want to work.
Financial Wellbeing: All employees from day one, whatever their role, are entitled to share options as part of our unique equity scheme offering, we also have an annual performance-related bonus, pension, income protection & life assurance.
 
Health: Premium VHI health insurance is provided for all team members, we have a dedicated team of Mental Health First Aiders, an Employee Assistance Programme, “Friday Unplugged” – last Friday of every month we have a half-day mental health break.
 
Leave: 25 days annual leave & 2 company days, as we know life often takes over, as it should! For these instances we offer all eligible team members paid maternity, adoptive, paternity, parents, and marriage leave 
 
Development: We have a dedicated Talent Management Team and Development Framework “Thrive” which supports your professional and personal development throughout your CarTrawler career.
 

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