Finance Business Partner

Posted 6 February by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
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Finance Business Partner - Operations Stoke on Trent £35,000 - £45,000

Your new company

My client is a well known successful manufacturing company based near Stoke on Trent. They are currently recruiting for Operations Finance Business Partner to join their existing team and provide finance support and insight into operations function.

Your new role

As a Finance Business Partner you will be responsible for the following duties

  • Leadership of Operations Finance Team, providing coaching and understanding training needs to ensure continued personal development of all members
  • Managing all insight and KPI reporting for Operations Teams ensuring accuracy and understanding across all aspects of the function
  • Support Finance Manager (Trading & Operations) to review existing and develop new reporting, to add value & enable continuous improvement of Finance support
  • Business Partner to Controllers within the Operations function, ensuring full communication and support as required
  • Communicate results and trends to wider team through appropriate methods, seeking to develop financial understanding with non-finance colleagues
  • Oversee Master Data and Change Control functions within Operations Finance, including time management and prioritisation as needed
  • Co-ordinate Operations related input to weekly financial forecast, providing full explanation of results and understanding of variances
  • Lead investigation into any variances arising with Operations Teams and provide financial/data support to assist resolution of issues
  • Responsible for delivery of month-end Overheads for all Operations cost centres, monitoring & challenging spend to budget/forecast as needed
  • Support Finance Manager to deliver Budget & Forecasting for Operations areas ensuring accuracy, efficiency and meeting business deadlines
  • Attend Operations Controller meetings as required giving Finance support & insight where relevant
  • Maintain good working relationships with Commercial teams to understand impact of commercial plans across Operations business unit
  • Support Finance Manager with projects or other requirements as needed.

What you'll need to succeed

Successful candidate with ideally be a qualified accountant although part-qualified candidates near end of studies may be considered depending on experience.You will have ability to coach , manage and develop staff, have excellent communications skills and prior knowledge gained in operational environment . You will be capable of forward planning to achieve goals, strong IT skills - specifically Excel and have ability to organise and manipulate large data sets.

What you'll get in return

Depending on qualification and experience you will get salary of £35,000 - £45,000 alongside generous holiday allowance,pension scheme and a range of company benefits.

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