Finance Business Partner

£30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
25 Apr 2019
25 May 2019
Jack Watters
Contract type
Part time

Exciting Business Partner position with a growing, global retail brand, intended to help develop and grow a robust Finance Business Partnering model

Client Details

My client are an exciting, global retail business headquartered here in Bristol. Their impressive new head of Finance is in the middle of an overhaul of their finance function, which includes the development of a 'best-in-class' commercial finance function designed to influence key business decisions through the delivery of insightful analysis and information.


  • Working with the Head of Finance and the Finance Team to deliver an effective, value add Finance Business Partnering model
  • The provision of timely, appropriate and accurate reporting and information needed to enable commercial directors and managers to make informed business decisions
  • To provide finance representation and support at business meetings
  • Build and maintenance of the excel models necessary to provide excellent finance business partnering
  • Financial responsibility for assigned profit and cost centres, ensuring monthly actuals are complete, accurate and understood in terms of variance to prior year, budget and forecast, including management of all associated accruals and prepayments, and preparation of journal templates
  • Understanding and verifying the dashboard financial data circulated by the business, relating to assigned profit and costs centres, on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, flagging any areas for concern and following through to resolution
  • Ensuring business owners are fully versed in terms of their own financials
  • Financial responsibility for the budget and forecast processes relating to assigned profit and cost centres, ensuring data is pulled together, reviewed and challenged in a controlled and timely manner
  • Providing excellent financial partnering in the production of Business Cases and Third Party Review documents, working with Business Managers to deliver meaningful, clear and appropriate information to Third Parties
  • Profile

    • CIMA or ACCA part-qualified
    • Experience in working closely with non-financial executives and managers in order to mutually understand income and costs, variances to budget / forecast and their drivers
    • Experience in providing strong support to non-financial managers in the production of business cases and other third party review documents
    • Able to prioritise workload and communicate to stakeholders as required, managing expectations whilst continuing to deliver a professional service
    • Strong understanding of accruals and prepayments
    • Excellent attention to detail and curiosity to understand more
    • Energetic and keen to identify how we can be doing things better or adding value
    • Excellent excel skills
    • Ability to deal with large amounts of data, providing analysis and creating meaningful reports in order to demonstrate issues and trends
    • Excellent communicator with colleagues to share lessons and experience
    • Builds and maintains effective relationships within the team and the wider business
    • Proactive, able to plan own workload whilst achieving deadlines
    • Structured planning, excellent organisation and time management skills
    • Resilient, calm under pressure, and strong emotional intelligence

    Job Offer

    This role will pay an excellent salary and package.

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