Finance Business Partner Manager

Finance & Legal

Location: Dublin

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,, 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 Finance Business Partner (FBP) Manager will lead a team primarily focused on enabling the business to make better, more informed decisions and identifying commercial opportunities that can add real value to CT. The FBP team works closely with departments across the business, acting in an advisory capacity and supporting departments by;
· Conducting an appropriate financial analysis: to aid effective decision-making and enhance business value
· Seeking out commercial opportunities to create financial value for CarTrawler and execute those opportunities
·Support and influence the operational decision-making in each department across the business through strong commercial and financial acumen

Value of this role:
The FBP Manager is a key role within the Finance team and offers the chance to have a real impact on the business, communicating with senior figures/department heads, as well as mentoring and managing a team of talented professionals. The role requires excellent communication skills, the ability to influence and constructively challenge wider business functions where appropriate, and excellent commercial acumen.

Reporting to: Head of Commercial Finance

Main accountabilities and key tasks:

  • Play a leading role in driving the focus of the FBP team towards our value creation mandate by ensuring FBP teams consistently focus on identifying commercial opportunities and executing those opportunities to realize value for CarTrawler
  • Ensure the timely and accurate completion of the FBP suite of reports for the relevant functions (Trading Performance, etc) and the required month-end procedures
  • Manage and evolve a robust OPEX (Headcount and Non-Headcount) cost reporting framework which gives the Leadership Team (LT) and Budget Holders the ability to view company performance (Actuals vs Plan, Prior year, and Forecast, etc) at the relevant granularity throughout a month.

  • Ensure each FBP fully owns their functions and entire P&L (including the OPEX cost base) by:
  • 1. Providing the appropriate cost reporting to their relevant LT member and other designates to understand the drivers of their cost base and levers available to them to drive change
  • 2. Assisting with the running of the Cost Committee

  • Play a leading role in continuously evolving and improving the FBP processes, leveraging FBP best practices. as well as ensuring consistency in all planning/forecasting models and reporting across the FBP team
  • Establish a Business Partnering function with the Supply team, with a focus on areas such as supplier renewals, rebate negotiations, and financial analysis as required by key stakeholders (LT, Supply etc) to support informed decision making
  • Support the completion of the annual planning process, e.g., annual budgets, quarterly forecasts, and long-term plans
  • Develop a strong relationship with the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team to ensure alignment on financial with FBP financials and methodologies
  • Support in the execution of both Finance and wider company strategic priorities

People Management

  • Self-Management – Be a strong role model by managing yourself, your time, and your meetings in a productive and useful manner
  • Strong communicator – building trust by having regular quality 121s, cascading relevant business updates, and checking in with your people
  • Provide quality feedback - provide helpful, constructive feedback to improve performance on an ongoing basis and as part of the company performance management process
  • Recognize individual and team achievements
  • Empower, Trust, and Verify - Be clear on expectations with your team, agree on measurements of success, and hold team members accountable
  • Inspire - engage the hearts and minds of the team by role-modeling our company values
  • Provide clarity and alignment - sharing a clear vision of collective success and ensuring alignment to the overall business strategy
  • Hire and develop super talent

Knowledge and Required Experience

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting or finance is required
  • Minimum of 4+ years PQE (ACA/CIMA/ACCA); with 3+ years in a finance business partnering/commercial finance function desirable
  • Previous experience in managing a team is a distinct advantage
  • Excellent commercial acumen with a strong purpose-driven focus on creating/adding value
  • Strong ability to influence, particularly with non-finance stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Intermediate/Advanced with MS Office packages, advanced Excel skills, and integrated accounting systems experience
  • SQL Server and Tableau/other BI tools experience a distinct advantage

Successful Finance Business Manager's have display

  • Critical thinking – the ability to think outside the box, see the bigger picture through consideration of future implications and scenarios and use these when making recommendations
  • Strong stakeholder management relationships
  • Excellent analytical capability, conducting analysis and distilling this into recommendations that the business can understand and use for business decisions.
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Strong organization and time management skills with the ability to manage several priorities at once
  • 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 critical as this information is used to inform business decisions and influence strategy.
  • Delegation – the ability to delegate workload appropriately to your team

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 [email protected]
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.

Join the Human Traveltech Company