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Commercial Business Partner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

This is a new and exciting role which brings the opportunity to be part of building a commercial business partnering function from the ground up. Key to the delivery of the firm’s profitability and pricing strategies, this role is an opportunity to have a real influence on the business.

You will be a true partner, building close relationships with senior management in order to gain a strong fundamental understanding of operations, analysing and modelling to identify opportunities, working with management to build plans to capitalise on these, and being a key part of delivery within a cross functional team.


In return we will invest in you. We want you to be successful. You will receive a bespoke, on-going training programme to ensure you develop your commercial and technical skills to allow you to deliver the varied workload to a high standard. As a member of our Support team you will be a vital part of our continued success. There isn't an "us and them" mentality and you will be recognised for your hard work and support.

Role Responsibility

Performance Improvement: fee-earning group

  • Supports team leaders in presenting profit improvement plans and analysis to the Operations Board were required
  • Builds financial literacy of fee earners through effective coaching where required
  • Combines financial analysis with a strong knowledge of the business to create clarity on financial performance which drives profitability improving action
  • Challenges and engages senior stakeholders to deliver performance against budget and performance improvement plans
  • Plays an active part in assigned fee-earning group’s management meetings
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis
  • Takes a lead on the creation of pricing proposals, including adopting novel solutions to meet client needs while delivering improved profitability for the firm
  • Facilitates finance improvement projects where there is an impact in assigned fee-earning group
  • Works with the Commercial Reporting team to drive improvements to standardised analysis which reduce requirements for ad hoc analysis
  • Support finance process, reporting, and analysis improvement projects
  • Provides direct feedback from the fee-earning groups on finance operations enabling improvement

The Ideal Candidate

Our employees are talented people, distinguished by technical excellence, with a willingness to embrace team working and a passion for client service. You will be able to demonstrate a similar supportive, flexible and driven ethos and will have accumulated the following experience and skills:


  • Be a Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA) with 3 years PQE, or equivalent
  • Have a broad base of knowledge gained across the finance function, including strong experience in an FP&A or business partnering role
  • Demonstrate experience of driving profitability improvement by influencing senior stakeholder’s business decisions and working cross functionally
  • Demonstrate strong experience of building relationships built on mutual trust with board level stakeholders
  • Demonstrate very high proficiency in financial modelling
  • Have experience of creating B2B pricing proposals
  • Demonstrate working knowledge and practical experience of costing
  • Have experience working in a cross functional project environment
  • Preferably have knowledge of the Microsoft Power apps
  • Preferably have experience of presenting to senior stakeholder or board level meetings



TLT is committed to creating a diverse working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate. We welcome applications from people with disabilities and as a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com 

Package Description

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You will receive a competitive basic salary with an annual pay review. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.

About the Firm

We’re an ambitious UK law firm built around the needs of our high profile clients. With over 1000 employees and 100 partners across our six UK offices, we’ve grown considerably in the last three years – and so have our revenues. Open-minded? Definitively. Forward-focused? Absolutely. An energetic firm with an entrepreneurial, collaborative culture, we’re always looking to recruit highly talented individuals with the drive to succeed. So if you’re dynamic, determined and looking for a firm where you can develop your skills, join us and we’ll give you everything you need to thrive.


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