Finance Business Partner
A market leading marketing business is looking for an ambitious Finance Business Partner who will report into the European Financial Controller, providing Finance support to the relevant site Managing Director.
Sitting on the Senior Leadership Team for the site, you will have responsibility for all Commercial financial aspects and you are expected to analyse figures and terms, implement recommendations based on these findings, producing the most profitable outcomes. You will have excellent communication skills with all levels of staff, often having to work with various departments to help them plan and manage their own budgets and costs.
- Commercial Finance – Full responsibility for your site’s financial performance. Reporting to the European Financial Controller but with a strong working relationship with the site MD – you will be the finance “go to” lead. This will include reviewing new & existing contracts, ensuring that the needs of the client, the business and our team are met to produce the best possible result. With a close eye on your working capital, you will be responsible for the best commercial & compliant position on areas such as debt, inventory levels and rebates. You will need to feel confident challenging the business on areas of financial performance. This will feed into regular forecasting from you on your site, as well as the annual budgeting process.
- Reporting – Your team will pull together the monthly results and you will need to apply your business acumen to ensure they these are accurate & meaningful. This includes the p&l, key balance sheet areas, board pack information and associated commentary. You will own the reporting into the MD, including but not limited to monthly financial performance, areas of risk, areas of opportunity, and various analysis on areas of the business. You will need to report your results into the EFC, as well as presenting the management information with the site MD to the Group MD & FD during monthly meetings, and separately in the monthly SLT update.
- Leadership – As the finance head on your sites’ Senior Leadership Team, you will need to show drive, determination and a “clear headed but confident” approach. You will be responsible for ensuring your peers receive clear, meaningful finance information and of course, direction on finance matters.
- Team Management – Your finance team of 3 will need you to support them fully ensuring they have the right tools & training to do their job and progress – we believe succession planning is key to team stability. It’s important that each team is a smooth working cog within the wider finance team and the wider business, which comes from excellent team management.
You will preferably be CIMA/ACCA qualified but more importantly have the right level of commercial attributes to deliver the role requirements. You will need to be confident and assertive with the ability to build rapport and effectively communicate with people at all levels. You will be determined to go the extra mile to achieve results.
You will receive an annual bonus, 25 days holiday, life assurance, pension and sickness schemes to name a few benefits. Hybrid working is on offer. The business has a fun and outgoing culture with many social events throughout the year.
For more information contact Andrew Davison today. Medlock Partners are a professional services recruitment specialist operating across the North West of England. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances, including minorities and those with disabilities. Please note our advertisements use years’ experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.