Finance Business Partner

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Carlisle, UK
15 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Business Partner. Permanent opportunity in Carlisle.

Your new company
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Business Partner to join a subsidiary of a corporate organisation, which can offer the ethos, autonomy and values of working for a SME, whilst also reporting to a corporate organisation.

Your new role
Working closely with and reporting to the General Manager, as Finance Business Partner, you will be responsible for the finance and financial control of the business unit. With the ability to build, maintain and develop strong collaborative relationships throughout the business, you will have the ability to advise, support and challenge stakeholders in providing and interpreting analytical information to aid effective decision making.

With two administrative staff reporting into you, you will ensure all financial reporting obligations are met, whilst taking on responsibility of the general accounting and payroll functions, including; month end accruals, prepayments and closing of ledgers; balance sheet reconciliations; payroll processing, including the handling of submissions and claims, ensuring CIS Tax is correctly applied, and preparing quarterly VAT returns. From a cash management perspective, you will take responsibility for the management of the company bank accounts, being responsible for assessing the credit worthiness of new and existing clients, ensuring effective credit controls are in place. You will take an active role in budget preparation, forecasting, analysis of KPI's, variances in overhead spend and data mining and manipulation, working closely with the General Manager to ensure budgets are adhered to.

You will take responsibility for the year end audit, ensuring compliance procedures are adhered to, and wider and ad-hoc responsibilities will include; leading and management of the administration team, non-financial reporting, managing and delivering projects and leading the annual insurances renewal process with the broker.

What you'll need to succeed
You will ideally be a CIMA qualified accountant, however part qualified or qualified by experience candidates may also be considered, with relevant experience and experience of team management. You will have exceptional communication skills, with the ability to partner with key stakeholders, challenging and influencing where necessary. With a strong commercial acumen, you will have the ability to use sound judgement to ensure appropriate financial messages are delivered. You will have a friendly and approachable manner, with a good working knowledge of transactional accounting functions, including sales and purchase ledger, credit control and payroll. This is a busy and varied role, with the ability to plan, prioritise and manage projects effectively being paramount. A good working knowledge of Excel is required, and experience of Oracle is preferred.

What you'll get in return
Permanent full time opportunity. Hours of work are Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm with an early finish on Fridays, however flexibility can be offered around start and finish times.
£40,000 - £45,000 depending on skills, experience and qualifications.
25 days holiday plus Bank holidays.
Free onsite parking
5% employer pension contributions

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