Finance Business Partner

Recruiter
Marks Sattin recruitment
Location
Reading
Posted
14 Apr 2019
Closes
28 Apr 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Reporting to the Finance Director, this role will be highly visible at all levels of the business requiring the successful candidate to build strong and effective relationships with the Senior Operations team.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Operate in a finance business partner role, supporting nominated Regional Directors to manage their business to ambitious financial targets
  • Use trend analysis and forecasting to techniques to highlight risk and opportunity in a timely manner to maximise benefit to the business
  • Provide support and training to operational teams to ensure Operations Managers and Location Managers can maximise the operational efficiency of their teams and contracts
  • Identify and implement initiatives at a regional level to deliver sustainable operational improvements
  • Support the mobilisation of new contracts, including building realistic operating budgets, monitoring performance during initial trading and working with the Operations team to implement any corrective actions in a timely manner
  • Support the regional month end process, reviewing proposed adjustments and challenging Operations Managers on performance
  • Provide meaningful and insightful reporting an analysis to support regional operational review meetings
  • Work effectively as part of a team of 10 finance business partners
    • to identify and implement best practice opportunities across all regions
    • to develop and maintain an effective control environment
    • to continue to develop the existing business reporting environment

Skillset

Required

  • A lively, outgoing personality
  • Qualified accountant (CIMA/ ACCA/ ACA)
  • Experience of operating in a multi-site retail business
  • A motivated, self-starter with an enquiring and pro-active approach to work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - must be comfortable interacting across all levels of the business in formal and informal environments
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Strong commercial mind-set
  • A passion for delivering improvement

Desirable

  • Experience in a food service/ catering environment
  • Use of Microsoft SharePoint
  • Use of Microsoft Great Plains

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