Finance Business Partner

Posted 6 April by Nigel Wright Easy Apply


Exciting high growth commercial organisation based in Newcastle upon Tyne


Newly created role, reporting to the Head of Finance, providing financial and analytical support in relation to critical operational and strategic decisions. The role will include both project-based ad-hoc work and ongoing day-to-day finance support to the Head of Finance and wider teams including Business Development, Legal, Operations, R&D, Product Realisation and Marketing. Your role will be to provide accurate, efficient and consistent financial and non-financial analysis that will be used to influence and drive strategic business decisions. You will have the opportunity to work closely with all levels within the company and establish strong working relationships. The role has a wide remit and will include:

• Financially analysing new products and/or markets

• Calculating full imported cost of new sales product, analysing optimum purchasing quantities, comparing to sales projections and calculating profit margin

• Compiling budgets for grant applications

• Assisting with structuring distribution agreements

• Analysing manufacturing agreement with potential manufacturing partner, designing and maintaining full costing models for impending production and calculating optimum production volume

• Cost comparison for licencing model for use of external IP

• Cost analysis of in-house development of products vs outsourcing to 3rd party manufacturer including payback calculations

• Investment appraisal

• Building up shareholder analytics

• Improving and maintaining complex financial modelling tools used by the business, such as 8 year revenue projections

• Assisting with preparation of year end group consolidated financial statements and the annual audit


• Must have a recognised professional accountancy qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)

• Strong MS Office skills including advanced Excel (formulae, pivot tables, macros, vlookups and the ability to create updateable spreadsheets), Word and Powerpoint skills

• Experience dealing with large spreadsheets and aggregating data in a consistent, commercially useful and mathematically valid manner

• Valuation/ investment appraisal experience essential

• Proven financial modelling and forecasting experience

• An enquiring mind with strong analysis and numerical ability and a commercially focused mentality

• A desire to tackle new challenges with a proactive approach to problem solving and good use of initiative

• Effective prioritisation of workloads to deliver results in a timely and relevant manner

• Excellent communication and collaboration skills, capable of presenting ideas clearly and confidently

• Exceptional attention to detail

• High self-motivation, ambition and enthusiasm

• A good sense of humour, a positive and constructive team player, and an ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment as the company matures

• Must be eligible to work full time in the UK without restriction

Reference: 34846536

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