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Finance Business Partner

Job description

Finance Business Partner

Salary £37,000

Role context and purpose:

Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of monthly management accounts Manage the monthly reconciliation of key balance sheet accounts, including preparation of monthly schedules.

Partner with the business in creating budgets and forecasts, providing analysis and working with other areas of the business to provide support and advice on decision making. Responsible for first line support to the business on management account queries and financial performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Preparation of monthly management accounts:
  • Preparation and posting of nominal ledger journals;
  • Preparation of management accounts and reports in liaison with the Director of Finance;
  • Preparation of month end schedules to support the management accounts;
  • Monthly reconciliation of key balance sheet accounts;
  • Undertake planning for the financial year end in liaison with the Director of Finance;
  1. Support the business in the role of Finance Business Partner:
  • Develop strong working relationships across the business, including monthly review meetings;
  • Provide full support in interpreting and explaining financial performance within the business;
  • Advise on key business planning assumptions, including providing strategic insights on financial trends and operational performance;
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis for insight of specific issues in the business;
  • Provide a point of contact for the business to answer and resolve management account queries;
  • Responsible for making accounting adjustments to resolve queries where necessary;
  • Liaise with the business to resolve issues stemming from errors in coding, to include assisting the business in choosing the correct nominal code;
  • Work with the Business Intelligence Team to provide financial information for inclusion in the Group reporting pack and any sub analysis required;
  1. Liaise with senior managers of the business to develop budgets and forecasts:
  • Co-ordinate the budgeting process
  • Work with the business units to develop robust methods for budgeting and forecasting;
  • Advise the business on revenue/spending patterns and trends to aid accurate phasing of the budget;
  • Responsible for uploading and reconciling the budget data in our budgeting and reporting software;
  1. Prepare financial models with a view to implementing what if scenario's:
  • Build and develop financial models to simply but effectively apply different business scenarios;
  • Develop suitable methodology for reporting the financial modelling outcomes;
  1. Support the business units with revenue and gross profit analysis:
  • Develop processes for monitoring revenue, cost of sales and gross profit by product to gain an understanding of product profitability;
  • Consider the implications of low margin products and understand the importance of non-financial measures when reviewing product strategies;Responsible for the monthly analysis of key areas of expenditure:
  • Preparation of analysis of key areas of expenditure highlighting significant variances to budget where appropriate;
  1. Develop team to provide high class financial support across the business:
  • Manage, coach and develop staff;
  • Ensure training needs are identified and a suitable plan put in place to meet those needs;
  1. Assist with the year-end external audit:
  • Liaison with external auditors for the financial year end;
  • Deal with specific audit queries and prepare workings as required;
  1. Cheque signatory duties
  • Flexibility is required of all job holders to adjust responsibilities as required from time to time by their Line Manager/Divisional Director;
  • Continually looking at ways to make improvements to systems, processes and procedures;
  • The content and reporting lines detailed in this job description may be reviewed and changed from time to time to reflect organisational requirements.

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