Finance Business Partner

Scotland, North Lanarkshire
£40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance + Wider Benefits
25 Mar 2019
12 Apr 2019
Jonathan Crichton
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Newly qualified

The primary role for the FBP is to provide advice to budget holders with budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, supporting operational decision making and being a key agent of business change. They will represent the face of the finance team and will act as the interface between finance and operations.

Client Details

My client is a multi-site business services brand based in North Lanarkshire. With turnover sitting at just over £25 million, having recently taken on new work they are currently going through a period of business change. My client is willing to offer a car allowance, as this role will involve some travel - primarily across Scotland but occasionally to North England.


Key responsibilities:

  • Proactively influence day to day decisions, shaping strategy and the direction of the business to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered
  • Fulfil a key change agent role for business improvement activities
  • Provide Business Partnering services to the wider operations leadership team for the Scotland region and be seen to be a trusted advisor for key business decisions
  • Consistently provide robust and accurate monthly reporting, budgeting, forecasting and ad hoc financial analysis
  • Other Responsibilities

  • Provide support to non-finance staff in the day to day use of the all finance related systems
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of financial systems and ways of working
  • Support in implementing and embedding a culture of finance business partnering within the organisation
  • Devise and implement effective processes to ensure forecasting is undertaken successfully in the organisation and can be used to make informed business decisions
  • Promote consistent application of policies, systems and practices to improve business performance
  • Support the month end process with the central finance team
  • Assist budget holders and project managers in the production of robust business cases
  • Prepare ad hoc financial and operational information as requested by budget holders
  • Profile

    The successful Finance Business Partner will likely have the following profile;

  • ICAS/ ACCA / CIMA Qualified
  • Commercially aware, understanding and anticipating the needs of both operations and management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with operational management
  • Strong IT skills, including advanced Microsoft Excel and business modelling skills
  • Self-starter who is happy to work in a culture of change with levels of ambiguity
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines with high degree of quality
  • Good knowledge of accounting practices, statutory regulations and reporting requirements and experience of forecasting
  • Job Offer

    My client is willing to offer the following package for the successful Finance Business Partner;

    • £40,000 - £45,000 (DOE)
    • Car allowance of circa £5000
    • Wider competitive benefits package available