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Finance Business Partner

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  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £45000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lucy Regan

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  • Published:

    14 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Lucy Regan

Sewell Wallis are delighted to be working with a high performing, PE backed, manufacturing company based close to Wakefield, who are looking for a Finance Business Partner to join their team.

This exciting position will report into a highly enthusiastic Head of Commercial Finance and will give you exceptional exposure across a number of non-finance stakeholders within the business. Our client pride themselves on their fantastic career opportunities and are therefore looking for someone driven and ambitious for this role.

The role will focus on providing key financial information, which will aid the business in tracking performance against margin expectations and enabling better-informed decisions by the Board and Senior Leadership team.

As the Finance Business Partner your role will include the following duties:-

-Delivering insight into all drivers behind the gross margin at both customer, product and geographical level
-Business partner closely, building a robust and trustworthy relationship with the Sales Director, focusing on each regions pricing and where improvements can be made
-Look to improve/streamline the current reporting process with the aim to move it from a monthly to a weekly reporting cycle
-Reporting and forecasting distribution expenditure
-Manage two extremely competent and driven part qualified accountants, delegating as required and supporting them to develop quickly
-Partner closely with the manufacturing department to enable you to provide user friendly reporting and ad hoc analysis for the manufacturing cost centres
-Prepare operational budgets and forecasts, detailing key drivers and comparisons from previous years
-Product costing around costing new and existing products
-Partner with the supply chain department to calculate forecast variances as well as reporting actual performance to date
-Ownership of the fixed asset register and CAPEX appraisals
-Review, analyse and issue weekly flash reports for labour and material usage for the business
-Preparation of group commissions and rebates

To be considered for this excellent position, you will need to be a qualified accountant with a background in manufacturing, ideally FMCG, as costing knowledge is going to be key.

Aside from the key experience required, as a person you will be confident, ambitious and someone who is driven by business partnering across a company and getting to know the wider business.

Please do contact Lucy Regan or Emma Dugdale if you require further information before sending your CV.

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.