Commercial Finance Business Partner

  • Location

    Derby, Derbyshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Contact:

    Mathew Kaye

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Working for a recently established, well capitalised, innovative and dynamic business, my client have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Finance Business Partner to join the team.

Working as part the Finance Team, under the leadership of the Head of Finance, the Finance Business Partner will be responsible for business partnering with Business Development, Commercial and Delivery & Installation teams, producing weekly and monthly KPI reports, producing month end financials, and cost accounting.

The Finance Business Partner will be expected to work on ad hoc requests and projects, as well as liaising with the Finance team and department heads to help drive the business' financial strategy.

Primary Responsibilities:

*Analyse, challenge and interpret the weekly and month end results to provide detailed analysis and insight into variances in sales, margin, overhead and working capital.
*Instigate more insightful KPIs and dashboards for optimal decision making
*Produce bridging and commentary between Actuals, Forecasts and prior periods. Understand and explain the causes for large variances, provide documented commentary and challenge the variances with the sites.
*Help steer the messaging and content of the month end reporting pack to ensure the correct insights and actions are communicated to management.
*Develop value added reporting and review processes and procedures to ensure efficiency and timeliness of information and delivery of additional insight.
*Support investment appraisals within the departments and offer guidance where required, as well as helping to identify and track benefits arising from investment opportunities.
*Finance lead on projects to deliver efficiencies and be seen as a real partner to the business.
*Participate in cost saving initiative projects to ensure delivery of gross margin and operating profit targets through monthly reporting ensuring agreed efficiencies are delivered
*Preparation of business forecasts for consolidation and review by the Head of Finance
*Work alongside Commercial Teams to understand & track costs and profit by project; and forecasting variances in month end financials.
*Track project invoicing milestones and prepare sales invoices when necessary.
*Support the senior management teams to provide in-depth financial analysis.
*Assessment and introduction of controls where appropriate, introducing new ideas for more efficient working processes
*Responsible for reporting and data-related projects, as well as helping to develop methodologies and processes for Information flows between Information systems and end users
*Provide day-to-day financial support to the business leads including ad-hoc requests and analysis.

You will need to be a qualified accountant with strong business partnering experience.

Manufacturing / construction / engineering industry experience would be advantageous.

For more information please contact Mathew Kaye