Finance Business Partner

Birtley / hybrid
09 May 2024
28 May 2024
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Manager, Director

Job Introduction

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters. We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 

Due to internal promotion, we are currently looking for an experienced Finance Business Partner to join our high performing Finance team based in Birtley, North East. We are currently employing a flexible, hybrid working model of 2 day per week at site.

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it is important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Role Responsibility

As Finance Business Partner you will  manage the provision of the regional financial and technical information and reports.  This will include business management reporting which includes performance plans, budget, and forecasts. Providing financial advice, support and challenging stakeholders as appropriate to improve business performance. Supporting the Senior Finance Manager in the provision of financial information and management reporting for direct use in commercial and operational decision makingThe role will business partner the North regions Aggregates, Asphalt, and Concrete businesses, supporting ad-hoc analysis to assist, challenge and influence stakeholders across multiple-sites. 

You will prepare CAPEX schedules including capital expenditure authorisations, project evaluations and forecasts.

You will also lead the provision of accurate, timely and SOX compliant accounting information to senior regional team and produce accounts that comply with company processes, procedures and statutory obligation ensuring balance sheet integrity.

  • To support on the completeness of month end results reporting, but including the business planning cycle, annual budgets, and monthly forecasts 
  • To support on value chain analysis alongside contract margin reviews, for complete end to end understanding of group contract profitability 
  • To support on the provision of accurate, timely and SOx compliant accounting information in support of the senior regional team and ensure controls and governance are adhered to and in compliance with company accounting policies 
  • To support the Senior Finance Manager and senior management team, being a business partner to provide critical support as part of the decision making processes including tactical planning and decisions, importantly providing an impartial conscience acting with integrity 
  • Working closely with business and other finance colleagues to ensure clarification and understanding of business performance & consistent application of accounting policies and procedures 
  • Ensure relevant accurate management information is produced and provided to the senior management team and regional finance team 
  • Ensuring accuracy and integrity of the regional accounting records, assets and liabilities 
  • Providing support through reviews of the monthly region trading performance, KPIs, performance measures with variance analysis and benchmarking as required 
  • To support insight, challenge and support in tracking hard delivery of our Optimise programme benefits and capital investment delivery across the business 
  • Provide analysis and deliver insight that links financial reports to business drivers 
  • Support improving the impact, and understanding, of financial reporting on business performance 
  • Support robust and accurate forecasts and budgets through review and challenge 
  • Provide effective support to the Commercial and Operations Directors, as well as the broader regional senior management team 
  • Build partnerships and credible, lasting relationships with all senior managers and their teams and provide financial support to commercial decision making 
  • Support the presentation of financial performance, full year forecasts and budget variances including understanding financial opportunities and risk 
  • Provide key support enabling a drive in partnership through Business Partnering. To help the Senior Management Team to deliver business financial objectives 
  • Improve and develop safety awareness within the finance teams 
  • Ad hoc projects as needed

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for strong business partnering skills and the ability to build relationships both within finance, the leadership team and the operational teams.

  • Must be well organised and able to manage multiple tasks and effectively prioritise.
  • Good communication skills are key, with the ability to develop relationships in both finance and operational teams across the business.
  • Ability to own and develop data collection templates that fit both BU and central financial reporting requirements.
  • Fully Qualified or Finalist ACA, ACCA or CIMA 
  • A strong understanding of financial and accountancy management, administration and relevant accounting standards
  • Knowledge of financial ERP systems.

Why Us

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities ( employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc.(REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+ , Parents & carers, Ability , Wellbeing,  Female voice and menopause
  • Training and development opportunities

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