Finance Business Partner

Recruiter
Elevation Recruitment
Location
Eastmoor, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Aug 2019
Closes
24 Aug 2019
Ref
1239225067
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Elevation Senior Finance is delighted to supporting a leading organisation in Wakefield as they seek to appoint a Finance Business Partner. You will be responsible for providing strategic and operational business partnering specifically the Operations department. Partnering with senior managers, the jobholder will help to challenge and deliver the objectives for the department, whilst ensuring the financial robustness of their results and reporting. Duties & Responsibilities: -Support the Operations Director in the development and delivery of the short, medium and long-term strategy for the Operations department, providing key financial analysis, reports and information -Actively contribute suggestions to the development of strategic and tactical plans as a member of the Operations leadership team -Provide the Operations team with support to ensure they understand and consider the financial implications of key decisions -Constructively challenge the decisions being made within the Operations department to ensure value is being maximised -Ensure financial forecasts are aligned with the current view within the department and actively kept up to date -Identify opportunities and risks in relation to the department's financial objectives, and work on ways to exploit and mitigate these respectively -Drive improvements in the systems and processes used to report and analyse financial performance within the department -Lead on the financial appraisal of significant capital projects, operational spend, and headcount changes, challenging these areas to ensure value is being maximised and that they all contribute -To achieve the overall goals of the department and wider business -Work with the senior leadership team within the Operations department to deliver and exceed the financial results projected -Liaise closely with the central finance team, particularly in the areas of: oMonthly reporting of performance (operational and costs) oForecasting in the short-term (current year) and longer-term (10-year horizon), ensuring consistent use of assumptions across the business oDevelopment of new tools and systems for reporting and analysis -Drive the development of the other Finance Business Partners ensuring that the team is performing highly and adding value to their home departments -Contribute to the management of the wider Finance team, offering input and challenge to the strategy of the team The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate the following skills and experiences: -Fully qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) -Experience of having successfully worked as a Finance Business Partner, operating as part of a senior leadership team -Strong business and commercial acumen, with the ability to work at both a strategic and operational level -Experience of developing direct reports and managing a high-performing team -Strong analytical skills, able to model and assess a range of complex scenarios and outcomes -Attention to detail and a strong understanding of financial control -Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels -Ability and confidence to influence and provide challenge to the business, driving change where required -Excellent communicator, capable of coaching and delivering concise and compelling messages to senior audiences -Confident and self-motivated with a flexible approach to work Elevation Accountancy & Finance is a specialist division of Elevation Recruitment focusing on the recruitment of talented Accountancy and Finance professionals across all levels, from Ledger Clerks through to Financial Directors in Yorkshire and surrounding regions. If you match the specified criteria and are interested in discussing the position in more detail, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website at for more information on:

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