Finance Business Partner

Location
Scotland, North Lanarkshire
Salary
£40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance + Wider Benefits
Posted
25 Mar 2019
Closes
12 Apr 2019
Ref
13993530/001
Contact
Jonathan Crichton
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
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.

Description

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