Finance Business Partner

Badenoch & Clark
£40,000 per annum
07 Sep 2017
19 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a major player within the Retail/Franchise industry are seeking a Finance Business Partner to join the team. The business is going through a period of growth with ambitions for further growth. The purpose of the role would be to provide insight driven analysis of business activities to improve business performance.
To build budgets and forecasts that takes into account current and future business performance and are consistent with the future strategy of the business. To provide accurate, timely and relevant management information to budget holders. To provide support to the head of Financial Planning & Analysis as required.

* Main Duties and Responsibilities

Gain detailed knowledge of relevant business activities and sales/cost drivers to continually develop reporting in order to identify opportunities to improve efficiency and profitability.
* Build good working relationships with directors, managers and staff and provide them with management information and analysis based on insight and enquiry.
* Responsible for influencing, deriving, justifying and reporting the business's 3 year corporate plan and quarterly rolling forecasts for respective business areas.
* Manage and provide support to managers and directors to ensure funds for budgeted activities and projects are approved and projects are delivered as planned.
* Support for financial analysis of business cases.
* Understand the financial profile and modelling of the business and how to maximise profitability within these constraints
* Liaise closely with the Financial Accounting function to ensure process improvements are efficiently implemented to improve the reliability, accuracy and timeliness of financial information.
* Provide adhoc support and analysis to the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager and Finance and Contracts Director as necessary.
* Provide guidance to management and support staff on finance matters in relevant business areas.
* Assist in preparing Finance report for MDG
* Assist in preparing schedules for budget and forecast presentations to the Board.
* Produce management analysis on a periodic basis; ensure records are complete and accurate and reflect underlying business activities and objectives
* Develop and automate processes using applicable finance tools (e.g. TM1 business analysis tool)

Key skills and experience
* Degree or equivalent.
* Qualified or part qualified in a recognised accountancy qualification (CIMA, ACA, ACCA), or equivalent with some business and financial content.
* Substantial experience in a commercial environment including some time spent in an analytical or commercial finance role.
* Demonstrable understanding of financial aspects of a business
* Experience of budgeting and forecasting at an operating company level.
* Experience of franchise industry (desirable)

Badenoch & Clark is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Badenoch & Clark is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a registered Disability Symbol User.