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Finance Business Partner (retail)

Posted 5 January by Ian Leech Professional Recruitment Ended

My client is a nationally and internationally recognised business operating in a high profile and rapidly changing sector.

They are now looking to develop their business partnering capability with the appointment of a driven, ambitious individual to the team

Kety areas of responsibility will include:

  • Strategic and Operational decision support partner to Executive Board and Commercial Financial Controller in all business matters to drive delivery of the commercial priorities
  • Drive continuous improvements in designated business areas to enhance quality, business practices and support to the business
  • Be a conduit between the Finance team and the corporate functions on all financial and commercial matters
  • Engage consistently with the corporate functions to ensure financial and operational efficiency is maximised at all times
  • Work in partnership with the designated corporate functions to educate, support and challenge thus ensuring achievement of business objectives and financial targets
  • Effective stakeholder management through regular presentation of business insight and value adding financial information including periodic cost centre reporting to aid decision making
  • Lead in engaging with the budget holders in business planning and forecasting process for designated areas through continuous dialogue to develop action plans, performance measurement and identification of corrective action
  • Build strong relationships with department heads and play a pivotal role in key financial and commercial decision-making
  • Prepare and appraise all corporate functions investment proposals, providing analytical information to drive investment decisions and undertake post Implementation reviews of new initiatives to ensure appropriate return on investment
  • Proactively challenge the management of financial and business risks and opportunities for the designated business areas
  • Benchmark processes by finding, learning from and using best practice (from other organisations, sectors, groups and individuals).
  • Keep the Commercial Financial Controller fully up to date on all operational issues at the cost centre level and be proactive in making suggestions to improve working practices
  • Promote good financial control and analysis around the business and ensure that Finance is viewed as a reliable, credible and efficient team within the business

· Inspirational Leadership and motivational skills

  • Influencing and networking skills at all levels of the organisation inc Exec
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - communicating and inspiring at all levels of the organisation; constructively challenging as necessary.
  • Excellent relationship builder
  • Strategic thinker

Experience of leading a team through change

Experience of forging cross-functional relationships at a senior level

Experience of developing and delivering financial strategies

Experience in project accounting and commercial responsibility for major projects and/or contracts.

Other relevant professional or academic qualifications

Experience in project accounting and commercial responsibility for major projects and/or contracts.

Other relevant professional or academic qualifications

You will be a Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with a strong business partnering background

A background in the retail sector would be highly advantageous

Reference: 34152308

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