Finance Business Partner

  • Location

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £55000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kayley Haythornthwaite

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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We are partnering with a leading manufacturing business with their search for a Finance Business Partner. The successful candidate will be based at their site in Sheffield and will Business Partner with all levels of the business and hold budget owners to account for their spend and effective use of resources and lead the financial analysis of future growth plans.

You will support the financial performance of the manufacturing facility and report against the approved business plan on a monthly basis, consistently deliver relevant, accurate and timely financial information to the senior stakeholders.

Key responsibilities;

- Collaborate with key stakeholders to regularly analyse and review costs vs. budget
- Continuously improve the financial tracking tools and outputs available to budget owners, driving accountability and allowing them to keep within agreed budgets
- Challenge budget owner assumptions to ensure the best value for money is attained and material decisions are made on both a technical and financial business case basis
- Month end accounting, including working with the Central Control team to provide timely, accurate and complete financial reporting
- Own project tracking documentation and prepare monthly P&L actuals with meaningful variance analysis
- Provide insightful commentary on the financial performance of the site and drivers behind variances to budget with mitigating actions
- Assist with the development and implementation of appropriate process area KPI's, process and control documentation forecasting/budgeting
- Drive the preparation and commercial robustness of quarterly and annual forecasts and input to the strategic business plan
- Effectively challenge assumptions and model the financial impact of competing ideas

Experience and attributes required;

- Fully Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent) with 1+ years post qualification experience
- Experience working within a manufacturing/ logistics business unit or project accounting role
- Experience of accounting systems particularly SAP
- Leadership or line management experience
- Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel (Pivot tables, formulas etc)
- Demonstrate effective communication across all levels of the business by not only understanding all the detail but also being able to summarise depending on the audience
- Demonstrate a continuous improvement approach to work, including but not limited to, identifying areas for process improvements and implementing robust solutions
- Pro-active, passionate, confident and persistent individual
- Ability to work independently and under pressure to manage conflicting priorities and tight deadlines

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions www.sewellwallis.co.uk