Finance Business Partner

Recruiter
SF Recruitment
Location
Birmingham, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Oct 2019
Closes
24 Oct 2019
Ref
1270690100
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My client are a leading service business based in the heart of Birmingham City Centre. They are currently recruiting for a bright and ambitious Finance Business Partner to join their busy finance team reporting directly to the Finance Manager. The ideal candidate will be at the latter stages of their professional studies (ACCA/CIMA/ACA) or recently qualified Accountant and be able to hit the ground running and to add value and communicate across the wider business.

Key responsibilities include:

- Proactively building positive relationships with key stakeholders to ensure effective business partnering
- Working closely with the transaction accountant team ensuring month end processes are delivered to deadlines and reports are available for key stakeholders within the agreed timetables.
- Working closely with the wider finance team to ensure robust accounting processes are achieved and accounts delivered on a 'right first time' basis
- Owning the P&L, balance sheet, cash flow/turnover rent statement and VAT reporting and any other monthly/quarterly reporting requested by the client for the allocated centres/region
- Being accountable for the balance sheet for your allocated centres, ensuring all accounts are reconciled, understood and managed in line with accounting policies
- Working closely with the wider finance team to ensure robust accounting processes are achieved and accounts delivered on a 'right first time' basis
- Ensuring monthly/quarterly profit returns are prepared and sent to clients and payments are made as requested
- Reviewing and compiling commentaries on monthly management accounts packs for key stakeholders highlighting key variances to the budget/forecast/prior month with justifications
- Driving cost reduction initiatives by bench-marking cost internally & externally, to drive revenue maximisation initiatives
- Providing accurate forecasting in line with business goals, highlighting gaps in the plan and working with key stakeholders to implement corrective action
- Conducting regular accounts reviews with the transaction accounts team including receivables/accounts payable/treasury/rates management.
- Acting as the interface or 'translator' between finance and commercial/client services team
- Preparing annual budgets by working closely with key stake holders
- Challenging assumptions and processes to show continuous improvement by introducing new initiatives across the finance department
- Being accountable for analysis and providing commentary during year end and partner audits

Please do get let me know if this sounds of interest to you.

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