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Finance Business Partner

Broster Buchanan Ltd
Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Business Partner
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a great opportunity to join a business that is just about to kick off a project that will streamline the entire business and create an effective and future facing finance team that will truely support the growth of this ambitious organisation. The business is looking for a FINANCE BUSINESS PARTNER, based near Leicester. JOB DESCRIPTIONAs part of a team responsible for a broad range of areas of financial reporting, this individual can take on a varied role with opportunities to develop and specialise in different areas of financial reporting. This individual will contribute to the preparation of the Group’s monthly accounts and other internal financial reporting, will be heavily involved in partnering with the businesses, variance reporting, input to budget and monthly reforecast as well as external financial reporting.RESPONSIBILITIESBusiness Partnering
  • Strategic Collaboration: Work closely with senior management to understand business objectives and develop financial strategies that align with goals of the Group. Provide proactive financial insights, analysis, and recommendations to drive strategic decision-making.
  • Relationship Management: Cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders, including department heads and business leaders. Act as a trusted advisor, fostering collaboration between finance and other business units to enhance overall financial performance.
  • Financial Advisory: Offer expert financial advice and support to business partners, translating complex financial information into actionable insights. Provide guidance on budgeting, forecasting, and financial planning to add value and achieve financial targets.
  • Performance Evaluation: Lead in-depth financial reviews and performance evaluations. Collaborate with business partners to identify opportunities for efficiency improvements, cost savings, and revenue enhancements. Drive continuous improvement initiatives based on financial analysis.
Financial Reporting
  • Prepare and analyse monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports.
  • Ensure timely and accurate submission of financial reports and statements to regulatory and internal deadlines.
  • Generate ad-hoc financial reports and analysis as required by the business.
Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of budgeting and forecasting models
  • Assist in the project management of the budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Ownership of the budgets & forecasts for specific subsidiaries; collaborating with various departments to gather data and insights to build a robust and realistic plan.
  • Monitor budget/forecast variances and provide recommendations to improve financial performance.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure risks and opportunities are tracked and reported on a timely basis.
Financial Analysis
  • Analyse financial data, identifying trends, anomalies and opportunities for improvement.
  • Provide insights and recommendations to the business based on financial analysis.
  • Drafting of financial information for disclosure notes to the annual and interim reports.
  • Support cost control, revenue generation and efficiency initiatives through data-driven insights.
Compliance & Regulations
  • Stay up to date with relevant accounting standards and FCA regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with all financial reporting requirements.
  • Ownership for the reconciliation of nominated balance sheet accounts, to ensure accuracy and integrity of financial data,
  • Support audits by providing accurate financial records and documentation.
Process Improvement
  • Continuously evaluate, challenge and improve financial reporting processes.
  • Identify and implement automation opportunities to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
Team Collaboration
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather information and insights for reporting.
  • Work closely with colleagues to resolve accounting and reporting issues.
  • First line of review and feedback for trainee management accountants, providing training support where appropriate.
  • The post holder will carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the line manager or a member of the leadership team.
COMPETENCIESThe ideal candidate will need to be either fully qualified ACA< ACCA< or CIMA or a late stage part qualified. Ability to communicate effectively with members of the team Ability to challenge and influence key stakeholdersAbility to simplify complexity and tell the story of performanceAttention to detail and diligence in carrying out important tasksAbility to quickly assimilate information in a fast-paced environment as we develop our systems and processes Ability to draw on own experiences to help and support colleaguesBeing able to consider alternative ways of doing things, and help contribute to process improvementsAbility to interrogate and analyse financial information to identify anomalies and trendsHighly approachable with a ‘can do’ attitude

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