Finance Business Partner
This is a proactive finance role, partnering the Sales Director, Independent Business Managers and Field Sales Managers, working closely with the Commercial Finance Analyst to support the deliverance of objectives.
This role will provide awareness into the sales and margin performance for our Independent business. Providing insights and guidance on a weekly basis, addressing areas of concern with the teams, to grow, gain and retain customers.
The role of Finance Business Partner sits within this fast growing and well known Business in Aylesbury. The Business has grown significantly and plan to continue in this manner.
Responsible for sales and margin forecasting/planning and analysing variances to forecasts across independent Liaise with managers to rigorously challenge and question any plan assumptions and KPIs on an on-going basis
Support and guide the sales team to grow existing business, by providing/producing reports
Work with the team to formulate plans to gain new and quality customers
Continually monitoring performance of existing customers, identifying trends to provide the team with a better understanding of why customers are lost to improve our retention rate
Provide insight into projects to include initial evaluation, feedback and ongoing success tracking
Take responsibility for producing the commercial deck for MPR packs and any ad-hoc analysis as required
Reporting and monitoring the division's key performance indicators; sales, profitability ratios, and investigating variances to budget or year on year movements
A central point of contact for internal customers for finance related queries
Work with the relevant individuals to pull together the annual budget and quarterly projections
Qualified accountant, ACCA/CIMA or equivalent, with post qualification experience.
Operates with a strong commercial mind-set, and understanding of business.
Strong communication skills, with experience in report writing and presenting information to both Finance and non-Finance teams
Ability to build strong stakeholder relationships, both with the wider Finance team and throughout the business.
Ability to work with a partnership approach and within a team in a constructive and effective manner across cross functional teams
Strong analytical skills, ability to quickly understand and interpret complex information.
Excellent attention to detail Resilient, flexibility, ability to think clearly under pressure and to prioritise
Ability to propose and deliver practical solutions to resolve complex problems that arise Can interact, advise and challenge senior leadership levels