Provide Business Partnering to the Operational Leadership Team and operations, providing accurate financial and commercial analysis in respect of all income, volume activity and operational cost efficiency. Support the Senior Finance Business Partner in challenging performance, financial planning, forecasting, reporting, analysis and decision making for the Operational teams.
Our client is a growing retail business based in Manchester city centre
The Finance Business Partner will have responsibility of:Lead the production and continuous improvement of trading reports, KPIs and ad hoc analysis on internal performance and against the local market for Retail divisions and regions.
To analyse trends, communicate performance, provide insight, identify risks & opportunities and challenge the OLT and Operations teams
Develop relationships to challenge performance, achieve targets and drive continuous improvement.
Provide insight and challenge into forecasted performance, driving operational management to create initiatives close any gaps to plan
The business partnering team will be taking ownership of the budget, ensuring key deadlines are met and robust substance is applied to budget stretches.
Responsible for the financial challenge on personnel costs, making sure continuous efficiencies are made and retail ops management are accountable to make personnel savings through large scale efficiency projects.
Understand the market with regards to pricing, sales, margin & competitor activity and how this relates to internal performance, ensuring market changes are understood & action is taken with regards to commercial/financial plans.
Develop relationships within finance to solve internal challenges while maintaining a one team mentality.
ProfileQualified Accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA).
Non Finance & Finance Stakeholder management, communication and influencing skills, with ability to build and maintain effective internal and external relationships.
Confident with ability to constructively challenge to drive performance.
Highly analytical with financial awareness and commercial acumen.
Excellent computer, report building, excel and data analysis skills.
Previous finance business partner experience
- Competitive salary
- Excellent benefits package (including car allowance)
- Excellent opportunities to progress