Finance Business Partner

Employer
Hermes Operations
Location
West Yorkshire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
9 Oct 2020

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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We are currently recruiting for a Finance Business Partner to join our growing finance function.

Why Join Our Finance Team?

As a business, Hermes is driven by our four values of; Do the right thing, Dare to be different, Strive for more and Be customer obsessed. It's because of these values that we are the UK's leading consumer delivery service handling over 380 million parcels per year and still growing and our Finance team help to drive that growth.

In this role you'll drive effective planning, insightful management reporting and profit improvements with our non-financial stakeholders across the business within one of our vertical finance categories

What You'll Do:

Building and maintaining close working relations with key stakeholders to support and challenge performance
Developing and delivering comprehensive and insightful weekly and monthly financial reporting to support the objectives of the functions, highlighting risks or opportunities, and working with stakeholders to take corrective action
Delivering regular updates and presentations to give a meaningful understanding of the results for your area, leading the discussion and challenging the results to drive improvements
Providing assessments of business cases and strategic opportunities to support and influence decision making
Leading and supporting the planning process to improve the accuracy of budgets / forecasts
Challenging submitted plans to ensure they are realistic, accurate and challenging keeping an eye of costs/capex spends etc
Upskilling other team members, and providing cover across the team to develop a wider knowledge of the business
Supporting the weekly/month-end accounting processes for your area to ensure accurate reporting of the financial performance

Essential skills and experience required:

Be educated to degree standard and holding a full professional accounting qualification such as CIMA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent
You'll have some finance experience (pre and post qualification) and will be no stranger to budgetary control, profit & loss accounts and financial reporting
Experience of supporting, challenging and influencing non-finance stakeholders in a fast-paced environment across all levels of seniority
Naturally you'll be very numerate and analytical, with commercial acumen to evaluate business plans as well as the charisma needed to influence often conflicting ideas
Good communicator and strong inter-personal skills, able to communicate effectively to all levels within an organisation
Strong IT skills and knowledge of MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Teams etc
A UK driving licence as within some of our finance business partner roles (project/depot) you'll need to be able visit our hubs on a regular basis

What we can offer you:

We can offer you a competitive salary, bonus, 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, 3% contribution into your pension, life assurance and income protection. On top of this, we offer a great range of flexible benefits that aim to provide something for everyone, so whether you want shopping vouchers, insurance or healthcare we've got you covered.

This role offers fantastic opportunities for you to climb the career ladder into managerial roles within both the function and wider business. At Hermes, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, we thrive on it and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Apply Today!

If you are ready to develop your career in an empowering, growing yet supportive business then why not join us? Clicking apply is the first step to 'Being the Me in Hermes
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