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Finance Business Partner

Are you a qualified finance professional with a flair for building effective working relationships and influencing business decisions?

Are you excited by the prospect of being able to shape, define and implement “best practice” as this is a newly-created role?

As the FD’s “right-hand person”, this is a great career move for someone looking for a high-profile role who is comfortable using technology to handle data, and a robust personality to crack this Sales-driven environment.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Your future employer?

A European market leader. This privately-owned business, established almost 100 years ago, has over 1,200 employees and has earned the trust of over 20,000 clients, serving them across 23 countries.

This sales-led, entrepreneurial group with a turnover close to €1bn continues to grow organically and by acquisition. So you would be joining a robust business and playing your part in the company’s future success.

The Challenge

The company is embarking on a transformation and digitalisation programme to build a “best in class” Finance function that supports the business’s ambitious growth plans and become a data-driven organisation.

Forming one of the core pillars of the business, you will provide insightful and timely financial reporting and analysis covering all aspects of the group’s operations, including;

Developing and maintaining financial reports, rolling forecasts, annual budgets;

Building robust working capital models to underpin the Vision 2027 growth strategy;

Providing critical business partnering support to leaders throughout the business, with timely financial and non-financial data and analysis, to support decision making and drive business performance;

Supporting the FD in the due diligence of future acquisitions.

What are we looking for in you?

  • Professionally qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with experience of business partnering key stakeholders;

  • Intellectually curious, possessing strong business acumen;

  • Previous experience of budgeting and scenario-based forecasting;

  • Comfortable with technology to manipulate data; prior experience of Power BI reporting is relevant and valued;

  • Ability to constructively challenge and offer different perspectives;

  • Experience of continuous improvement and its application is desirable.

In return, you can expect;

  • Sales-orientated culture; friendly, enjoyable work environment;

  • A competitive salary, £58,000 – £65,000, plus benefits.

If you feel you are the right person for this role, we encourage you to find out more …

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