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Finance Business Partner

Kevin Theobald Employment Agency
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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A well established Freight Forwarder is looking for a Dynamic Finance Business Partner. You must be a Qualified Chartered Accountant with a Freight Forwarding background and experience using Cargowise.

Job Overview:

You would manage the finance and financial monthly requirements for UK entities, the employee's KPI's and group reporting requirements. It is an analyst role to produce timely & accurate data for the VP Finance - EMEA and wider UK management teams. You would assist with creation and submission of budget & forecast packs. Cash flows forecasts and ensuring accurately stated entity and branch P&Ls is a part of the role as well

Job Description:

Reporting and analysis used by management, operational and finance teams to control costs and analyze performance to include profitability analysis, management presentations and ad hoc analysis

Management and supervision of Finance team of 5 based in London

Working with the Centre of Excellence (CoE) on all outsourced functions. Ensuring efficiencies are achieved and processes streamlined

Ownership of annual budgets with detailed analysis on a product and branch basis.

Leading the month end reporting closing process combined with supporting financial processes e.g. quarterly estimate, transactional processes review and variance analysis of actuals budget. Detailed analysis of GL codes and supervision of correct postings

Supporting the preparation, review and upload of month end OneStream reporting packs to group

Business partnering with branches within the company to ensure completeness, accuracy and analysis is delivered

Preparation of the Annual Financial Statements and timely conclusion of audits for all UK entities


Over 5+ years' experience in a similar role for an international company

Qualified Chartered Accountant experience

Strong Excel skills (vlookups/ pivot tables/ formulae)

Strong attention to detail combined with team player skills

Freight forwarding / logistics knowledge and work experience would be an asset

Experience in using CargoWise
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