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Finance Business Partner - FTC - Cumbria

up to £50,000 + Group Benefits - Accountancy
Ref: 5496 Date Posted: Tuesday 20 Jul 2021
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Finance Business Partner required for our Carlisle based corporate client on an initial 9-month fixed term contract. Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will provide Group wide business partnering on Employment Costs and Overheads, production of monthly variance analysis reports. Support production of annual and 3-year budgets and month and year end results. Your responsibilities will include…

  • Business Partner designated Business Units owning the reporting of financial performance for that Business Unit. Understand the function of the Business Unit, it’s strategy and how it fits into the wider corporate strategy
  • To prepare management information, including budgets and financial statements on a timely and accurate basis, and to ensure that financial and statistical information generally is supplied in a prompt, accurate and timely manner.
  • To work with relevant business heads and subsidiary Heads to ensure that Expenditure is controlled appropriately and that it is reported accurately and on a timely basis across the business liaising with the Head of finance and other accountable team members to ensure timely partnering of all business areas.
  • Work with Business Unit to agree robust accruals with substantiating evidence, substantive variances are reported, and where necessary mitigating actions taken to clear variances.
  • Understand, interpret, and challenge current business performance and practice identifying and implementing initiatives to improve process and deliver business performance objectives and commitments.  You will have an open and questioning mind that seeks to continuously improve process and validate reporting rather than accepting “as is”.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain robust performance metric, financial planning, forecasting, and reporting models to effectively communicate performance against targets and objectives.  Produce analysis that drives a deeper level of understanding of key performance drivers while seeking to avoid complexity arising from low level detail to the maximum extent possible.
  • Work on simplification of data models, understanding where the data source is, how it can be modelled, and the outputs analysed.

You will be a qualified Accountant or QBE with relevant Finance Business Partnering experience gained within the private sector.  In addition, you will have the following skills and attributes…

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Accounting experience and Variance Analysis
  • Interpret and communicate Financial Performance
  • Build, maintain and improve Financial Spreadsheets / Models with strict version control
  • Able to communicate complex problems and articulate solutions
  • Experience of improving Process

Salary up to £50,000 (pa) + Benefits.  Our client offers flexible WFH arrangements. For further information contact Stuart Ringland on (0141) 530 4333 or email stuart@lusona.co.uk