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Finance Business Partner

Employer
SF Recruitment
Location
Leicester, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Jan 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Finance Business Partner
£45,000 - £55,000
Leicester
Permanent

SF Recruitment are working with a leading manufacturing business in Leicester who are seeking a Finance Business Partner to support and assist the Finance Director in driving the Financial Performance of the business forward. The Finance Business Partner will also assist in improving management information & controls along with partnering the senior management team in helping the business achieve their objectives. Our client is seeking an individual to thrive in a demanding, publicly listed US business with considerable reporting requirements. To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will need to demonstrate a proven track record in partnering operational stakeholders in a financial business partner/management accounting role within a multi P&L site manufacturing/engineering business.

This is an a exciting position for a commercially minded individual to join a forward thinking business. Long term growth & career progression is available for the suitable Finance Business Partner.

As the Finance Business Partner you will be responsible for:
- Support the management team in the delivery of the business plan, providing timely key financial analysis, reports, and information to enable informed decision making
- Assist management throughout financial planning cycles (strategic plan, budget, and monthly forecasting)
- Build strong stakeholder relationships across different business functions to support, challenge and influence peers and senior managers and their teams to help them succeed in their objectives
- Constructively challenge the decisions being made to ensure value is being maximised and that they all contribute to achieving the overall goals
- Drive the implementation and improvement of business intelligence and dashboard tools and reports to provide meaningful KPIs and analysis that delivers insight linking to business strategies (e.g. working capital, manufacturing, trends, etc...)
- Work with Operations management to dissect manufacturing costs and identify areas of improvement in costing procedures
- Assist in monthly and quarterly corporate reporting and associated SOX procedures, and associated meetings
- Support the Finance Director with Finance Transformation initiatives to speed up reporting, give better insight and improved financial control
- Support the wider business with the implementation of improved processes through simplification and automation to add controls and improve visibility of performance
- Develop robust and credible financial and business models to support strategic and financial decisions, including resource prioritization and allocation in capital and other business investments
- Support the Finance Director in identifying opportunities and risks to the business units' financial objectives, and work on ways to maximise and mitigate these respectively
- Work closely with overseas finance teams to ensure that business unit accounting and reporting is appropriate, compliant, and timely from overseas offices
- Work with business development and sales teams to support market analysis, and evaluate the financial impact of commercial programs, pricing, and BD activities
- Other ad-hoc reporting and analysis as required

Requirements:
- Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with some experience in an industrial environment preferred, and a degree qualification
- Up to date knowledge of UK and US GAAP, and SOX controls
- Sound understanding and experience of Standard Costing
- Experience of developing business intelligence tools (ideally Power BI) and KPI's
- Experience of developing and getting the best out of ERP systems, (ideally Navision)
- Advanced Excel skills to ensure robust and credible use of reports and data (basic VBA macros, pivots, Xlookups, charts)
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