Finance Business Partner

Badenoch & Clark
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This role requires a strong partnership with the Financial Controller, UK, the Senior Finance Analyst, the SSC, the European FP&A team, and business partners with the local business.

This position will provide the financial oversight to support the business in country, and that of the finance function across Europe. This includes driving the month end close process, reviewing business activity, budgeting, planning and actual reporting as necessary for the business.

Key Activities & Accountabilities

Analysis and Business Partnering

*Interface with Europe FP&A and Divisional Finance Leads regarding Actuals, Budgets, Forecasts and other financial reporting matters, where needed align with local business for input
*Provide analytical support to the commercial business to gain a better understanding of market trends, customer trends, and sales channel performance, amongst others with
oSolid price-volume analysis to understand the drivers of sales
oPrepare revenue calculations old, new and potential volumes
oSupport with business case analysis on offers as well as tenders
oPrepare margin analysis for business impacts decisions
oAnalyse effect of investments required, challenge the business decisions
*Provide analysis and insights into variances between actual and expected financial results, amongst others:
oMonitor discretionary spend and follow up with local divisional marketing team
oAnalyse headcount related costs such as travel & entertainment and follow up appropriately
*ROI calculation and follow up
oFollow up against budget
oTrack benefit of the investment
*Proactively communicate changes in business trends, local business decisions or other issues that may have a financial impact.
*Pro-actively set-up trend analysis, KPIs and dashboards to provide to the commercial business and develop additional reports as required.

Financial Results and Reporting

*Working in partnership with the Senior Finance Analyst driving the month end close process through to successful and timely completion
*Review P&L and Balance Sheet information and identify errors or exceptions
*Check and adjust accruals, prepare journals in collaboration with the SSC

Budgeting and Forecasting

*Key role in the planning process including preparing forecast models and preparation of commentary.
*Provide analysis and insights to establish accurate forecast and budgets
*Work closely with the business to determine budgetary requirements

Who we're looking for:

University degree
Professional certification in accounting ( Fully qualified accountant)
Experience gained in a finance function within a matrixed international company you will be experienced in analysing data, reporting, and month end closing.
You will be used to working closely with the business providing additional information as and when needed, and you will be comfortable working to tight deadlines.

Badenoch & Clark is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Badenoch & Clark is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a registered Disability Symbol User.