Finance Business Partner/Commercial Accountant (6-18 months)

Howarth Morris
13 Jul 2017
19 Jul 2017
Job role
This is an excellent opportunity to work for one of Liverpool's most well established & highly regarded business (A £250m t/o businesses service provider) in a Finance Business Partner/Commercial Management Accountant role for between a contract of a minimum of 6months and up to 18months to cover Maternity leave. In this highly visible role your remit will involve Business Partnering with a broad range of budget holders across various operations teams within your own area of the company, with your responsibilities including:

  • Preparation of the monthly management accounts and MI pack
  • Commercial Analysis & Reporting
  • Supporting & challenging budget holders and managers to ensure appropriate business decisions are made
  • Financial Modelling and What if Scenario analysis, including assisting in the development of proposals & business cases
  • Understanding potential risks to the company budget/forecast and escalating as required - with mitigating actions to resolve potential issues
  • Working with Operations Business Partners to ensure that the company achieves maximum benefit from its resources, ensuring the right balance between economy, efficiency & effectiveness
  • Ensuring there is accurate & timely actual/forecast financial information developed and reported within the Business, including presenting to the Board, the senior management team, Directorate management teams and project boards
  • Working with the wider finance team to ensure accounts are updated as appropriate and business knowledge is shared within the team as appropriate
  • Facilitating the annual budget process, ensuring credible budgets are developed that withstand scrutiny by the Senior Management Team and the Board and its committees (Supported by a clear audit trail)
  • Ensuring operational and project teams understand, and are challenged upon, their use of resources to meet demand, performance targets and business plan profiles
  • Supporting the operations teams in the development and challenge of operational workforce planning models to meet expected demand for services, including use of activity based costing techniques where appropriate
  • Providing cover for other finance business partners where necessary

Applicants must be fully qualified CIMA, ACCA or ACCA (or later stage studiers committed to qualifying) with a proven career record in a similar Profile Commercial Management Accountant/Finance Business Partner role with prior experience of working closely with operations teams/budget holders. You will have the credibility, gravitas & communication skills required to explain financial information to non-financial audiences, and the commercial acumen & strength of character to have the influence required to successfully support the financial assessment of proposals/aid decision making. Advanced MS Excel skills and proven knowledge and experience of financial modelling techniques is essential and experience of activity based costing is preferred.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working for one of the most highly regarded and successful businesses in Merseyside, as part of a friendly, supportive and energetic team of part Qualified/Qualified Finance Business Partners working for an impressive Commercial Finance Manager. A competitive salary, Envisages £33-38k, is complemented with impressive benefits including flexitime, the ability to accrue overtime and take up to 2 lieu days per month, 25 days holiday and pension after a qualifying period,

Howarth Morris is the North Wests leading Financial, HR and Office Support Recruitment Consultancy and our finance division is dedicated to the career management of Part Qualified and Qualified Professionals across ACA, ACCA, CIMA, AAT, ICM, CIPP and CIPD. Highly commended by CIMA we are committed to providing our clients with the best candidates for their business and our candidates with the best opportunities for their career. Visit our website for more information on our unique profile and market leading service and call or email today to hear more about this and other exciting opportunities in the region.

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