Senior Finance Business Partner

Senior Finance Business Partner

  • Location

    Essex, England

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £65000.00 - £70000 per annum + car, pension, bonus,

  • Contact:

    Julie Callcutt

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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The Finance Business Partner will support the commercial business in the execution of the business strategy. This will be carried out through the comprehensive reporting and building of financial commercial analysis.

To ensure the provision of quality, accurate and timely financial support, driving accountability for performance and monitoring of expenses and investments

The role also acts as the link between the business area/enabling function and HQ FP&A team to support financial planning, monitoring and reporting.


1. Act as Finance business partner for assigned areas

Assist in evaluation of investment/commercial opportunities and resource allocation decisions

Assist in the development of system tools to provide clear performance measures for business. Ensure accurate Daily Customer and Product Sales reporting *comparison to budge, LE and PY, reporting of margin by product and customer, reporting of customer performance v BDI.

Drive real accountability for return on investment and sales performance as appropriate

Develop financial knowledge of budget holders and define review processes to support effective prioritisation of investment/spend activities.

Support the financial planning processes, which are led by the Zentiva HQ Financial Planning & Analysis team

Co-ordinate the Forecasting and Business Planning exercises for the business streams to drive proper business strategy through to quantifiable results including accurate market forecasts and management of 3rd party partnerships

Develop and maintain an appropriate level of knowledge within the assigned areas

Provide commercial input to Finance Controller for correct level of Stock Provision/accrual

2. Monitoring financial performance

Co-ordinate and review month-end process for defined functions. To include: Preparation of 'TM' on WD2 (expected NS and EBITDA), Preparation of 'Landing' on WD16, Monthly close:- Hospital rebate reconciliation, supplier rebate reconciliation (UK Suppliers), Price and Volume variance analysis, Preparation and issue of monthly management pack

Monitor results against forecast/budget and provide accurate, timely financial management information and commentary

Evaluate and highlight risks to performance

Assist in the development and implementation of Customer Business development Incentive schemes such that the Customers are motivated to achieve stretching targets in line with Company growth targets. Calculate Quarterly Sales force bonus calculations

Work with the finance team and Head of Customer Services to minimise customer credit risk and ensure prompt settlement of customer accounts.

Ensure stock inventory risk is properly mitigated and effectively managed between the business and finance.

3. Control Processes

Ensure existence of budgetary control via the AED and Purchase to pay processes; challenge spend where appropriate

Preparation of Bi-annual forecasts, loading of forecasts and budget into Zecos, preparation of annual budge frm gross sales to gross margin

Ensure the close monitoring of rebate accruals so that reported sales are materially accurate

Ensure accuracy of Purchase to Pay transactions provide adequate integrity for reporting purposes

This is a great opportunity, offering exposure to the leadership team and full autonomy.

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