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Senior Finance Business Partner

Posted 26 February by Lowell Group Easy Apply Featured Ended

Job Title: Senior Finance Business Partner

Location: Leeds

Salary: £competitive + 3% flexible benefits + discretionary bonus + contributory pension

Lowell Group is a rapidly expanding innovative business that requires to expand its UK Commercial Finance team.

The role holder will partner with key areas of the business and as the company has expanded rapidly a key part of the role will also be to identify and implement improvements in processes to ensure the finance department keeps pace with the rest of the company.

You'll be responsible for:

Month end & reporting

  • Assess and challenge the performance of the business unit
  • Proactive identification, effective tracking and active management of any financial risks & opportunities
  • Ownership of all sales & portfolio related reporting and analysis generated from within the Finance team - ensure all is joined up and a consistent view being presented across the business
  • Ownership of all income lines on the P&L, including yield and revaluation

Budgets & reforecasts

  • Robust and highly accurate financial planning for business area, to include but not limited to forecasts, budgets, strategic planning and scenario planning

Business partnering

  • Increased focus on value adding activities and driving improved profitability across the business through meaningful financial KPIs and opportunity cost analysis to aid commercial decision making
  • Support the business on all key commercial decision making
  • Highly effective business partnering and stakeholder management with key business owners to drive accountability, profitability and cost ownership and buy-in to plans, including but not limited to full participation in all key stakeholder meetings

Process improvements/controls

  • Identify and implement process improvements where required
  • Work with UK Senior Reporting Manager to proactively simplify all month end & forecasting processes, to free up resource to focus on the more value-adding activities
  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place, monitor and assess risks and ensure all processes & procedures are well documented

Team management

  • Carry out direct line management tasks for all team members, including but not limited to 1:1's, supporting development plans and coaching

You'll need to evidence the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Previous experience in a Financial Services role is desirable
  • Qualified accountant min 5 years PQE (preferably CIMA or ACA)
  • Previous experience of business partnering & commercial accounting
  • Advanced modelling skills desirable
  • Strong attention to detail, with good analytical and investigative skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Good organisation skills - ability to work under pressure often dealing with several issues simultaneously, whilst still adhering to all deadlines
  • Pro-active and ability to work effectively on their own initiative, with minimal guidance
  • Ability to grasp complex issues quickly, work with ambiguity and communicate clearly and effectively
  • Ability to work across all areas of the business to develop key insight and influence decision making
  • Prioritisation and delegation
  • Commercial decision making
  • Stakeholder management

The Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with annual bonus
  • Contributory pension
  • 3% flexible benefits - including cycle to work, critical illness, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, travel insurance, dining club, retail discounts and the option to buy up to one week's worth of holiday subject to start date
  • Free shuttle bus from Leeds City Centre
  • Subsidised on-site restaurant
  • Free on-site gym
  • Excellent coaching and training

If this sounds like the role for you, we'd love to hear from you.

So, apply today - what have you got to lose?!

Reference: 34559228

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