Finance Business Partner

Recruiter
Alexander Daniels
Location
Stratford-upon-Avon
Salary
23000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
11 Oct 2017
Closes
08 Nov 2017
Job Type
Graduate
Contract Type
Permanent

This role heavily focuses on the close partnership with the business to manage all live contracts. Contract Management involves accurate interpretation of contract structure, revenue recognition policies and an ability to drive accurate forecasting to support the business' revised monthly projections. The monthly reporting requires preparation of the monthly management accounts and help providing any analytical support to support the business's overall planning and strategic view.

Contract and Management Accounting activities:

  • Working closely with the Sales Support team to create and manage new orders in the contract financial system
  • Record and review the contract deliverables and generate associated billing and revenue for the individual contracts, with close business involvement to close and resolve issues
  • Responsible for the P&L preparation of the monthly actuals, forecasting and annual budgets of the business unit
  • Preparation and review of related Balance Sheet account reconciliations and investigation and correction of errors
  • Review of monthly actuals against defined targets including formal variance analysis
  • Creation of the monthly financial board pack including review and commentary
  • Working closely with the Sales team to understand future opportunities and Service Delivery team on revenue delivery for deriving the forecast
  • Other accounting activities:
  • Contribute into the ongoing development of our bespoke finance contracts system
  • Review of bids and pre-sales opportunities
  • Assess risk and look at "what if" scenarios
  • Production of ad hoc management reports and involvement in projects as and when they arise
  • Holiday cover for other business units.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • The post holder must be an Accounting and Finance graduate, or a Business graduate with finance modules and ideally be looking to progress their finance career by studying ACCA or CIMA

Computer Skills:

  • High level of proficiency (Excel), manage existing spreadsheets and improve them as necessary
  • Overall good technical proficiency and ability to adapt skills to new applications
  • Data manipulation / modelling using spreadsheets
  • The knowledge and use of PowerPoint and Access would also be advantageous
  • Position related competencies:
  • Excellent communication - must be comfortable in presenting financial information to non-financial managers. An articulate, operationally focused mind-set would be ideal
  • The desire to embrace new methodologies and continuously seek to improve is of a higher importance
  • Strong presentation skills both written and verbal
  • Detail oriented while able to understand and communicate the big picture
  • An ability to manage competing priorities in an effective and efficient manner
  • Hands on Team player within the FP&A team and the wider finance team