Finance Business Partner - Crewe

Crewe, Cheshire
£40,000 - £50,000 per annum
05 Aug 2017
02 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Title: Finance Business Partner
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 + Package
Location: Chester
Post type: Permanent

Client is a leading professional services business based out of Chester, the business operates in over 16 countries and continues to grow through significant European acquisitions and diversification into new product areas.

The successful candidate will have a key role in supporting key stakeholders in providing a flexible resource across strategic initiatives and working on priority projects.

Role Requirements

* Microsoft Excel/Access skills
* Experience in multi-product European environment
* Big 4 accountancy experiences
* ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified
* Stakeholder Management Skills
* Ability to prioritise
* Confident, ambitious and driven

Key Deliverable:

* Ownership of the production of European gross margin by client and product for the monthly and annual forecasting process.
* To extract detailed data from internal databases into appropriate formats which aid the delivery of commercial insight and guidance for decision making
* Business partnering client and product managers providing challenge and support
* To deliver accurate and timely Management Information to internal and external stakeholders
* To deliver and support in ad hoc business requests

* Support monthly close process including margin calculation and variance analysis
* Support year-end statutory reporting

* Establish and build relationships with internal stakeholders
* Establish and build relationships with the market facing teams to aid delivery of business plans
* Engage, grow and support the development of the FP&A team

Key Responsibilities:

* Ownership for the delivery in year objectives aligned to required performance standards
* Influence, shape and execute solutions to realise objectives
* Effectively uses all resources to ensure optimisation of delivery
* Engages positively with stakeholders
* Constructively challenges drivers for change and takes ownership of change activity ensuring implementation is timely, to quality within budget and risks are mitigated.
* Identify PI/CI opportunities both embracing and encouraging change
* Ownership for the delivery and management of TCF initiatives to ensure fair customer outcomes
* Manage risks, including identification, mitigation and controls within department/ span of control
* Day to day management of systems and controls aligned to regulatory responsibilities
* Drive and support a compliant and customer centric culture
* Builds on capability and talent opportunities for all staff
* Drives delivery through the engagement of people and cross functional teams
* Engages employees by demonstrating company values and behaviours and ensuring key business messages are cascaded where relevant