Finance Business Partner

Finance Business Partner

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits

  • Contact:

    Tom Soten

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Gleeson Recruitment Group are currently supporting a well known and highly successful retail business based in Birmingham who are recruiting for a qualified accountant (ACA,ACCA,CIMA) to join them as a Finance Business Partner.

In this key role as Finance Business Partner you will develop a good understanding of the key drivers of the business to enable you to effectively deliver insight, challenge, add value and influence strategic business decisions. You will be responsible for building strong relationships and business partnering with senior managers and their teams, providing financial insight to support their commercial decision making.

In return you will receive a competitive package, flexibility (including hybrid working) and fantastic exposer to the senior management team.

Key Responsibilities: Finance Business Partner, Birmingham

  • Ownership of monthly management accounts for areas of responsibility and reporting to the board including participation in the month end activity, preparation of journals, variance analysis and reconciliations
  • Delivering analysis and insight that links financial reports to business strategies including sales/margin, benchmarking of our store portfolio, post investment appraisals, operational labour models
  • Improving the impact, and understanding, of financial reporting on business performance; providing options and scenarios for business decisions
  • Providing effective commercial support to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered
  • Building partnerships and strong relationships with all senior managers and their teams and providing financial support to commercial decision making
  • Key leadership role in supporting the annual budgeting and rolling forecast process including co-ordinating those responsible for providing inputs and ensuring all are aware of improvement targets, challenges and messaging, along with responsibility for reviewing and challenging budget-holders.

Key Skills/Experience: Finance Business Partner, Birmingham

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA,ACCA,CIMA)
  • Experience of budgeting and forecasting processes including reviewing, challenging commercial targets with budget-holders and departmental leads
  • Ability to interpret numbers into meaningful MI and communicate this succinctly
  • Commercially astute with a strong desire to understand the key levers in the business
  • Ability to professionally challenge the business to make improvements to operational and financial performance
  • Highly motivated, having a pro-active and collaborative approach with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to be able to liaise and influence colleagues at all levels
  • Strong Excel skills (pivot tables and lookups a minimum requirement)
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, able to work quickly and accurately under time pressure

For more information on this fantastic Finance Business Partner role please do get in touch

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