Finance Business Partner

Job details

Posted Wednesday 24 April 2024
Salary Up to £60,000 per annum
Location North West
Job type Contract
Reference 3270
Recruiter Name Gareth Jenkins

Our client:

A global business who manufacture and sell capital equipment. One of the largest companies in the world in their field.

The role:

Working closely with the finance director, the main purpose of the role is  the reporting and controlling of actual and budgeted financial performance, at both a detailed and summary level.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide business segment expertise for new sales and specialism within commercial and financial approval sign off for new orders, pricing including break clauses and  finance

  • Inventory controls and forecasting of shipments

  • Trade Receivables Management including account reconciliations, query resolutions and customer visits

  • External Finance portfolio management, including co-ordination of overdues, invoice queries and customer relationships

  • Supporting the Budget and forecast process

  • Controlling of business performance against monthly rolling forecasts for Sales, EBIT and cash, identifying and closing any gaps and improvements in accuracy. This will require working closely with operational teams

  • Control and approval process on overhead expenditure

  • Regular review of Balance sheet and support for the Provisions held and consistent process in line with total company guidelines

  • As part of business partnering/challenge to business there will be requirement to visit Customers and other Regions and Head office sites to attend as appropriate any steering, forecasting, business review meetings

  • Active participant in monthly depot meetings to drive performance and analysis of depot P&L’s – After Sales, Rentals, New and Used trucks

  • Providing business commentary for Senior Directors to highlight business trends, benchmarking and any risk to financial performance against budgets

  • To implement improvements of finance processes and systems in order to achieve an effective and efficient way of working consistently for achievement against defined objectives and service targets

Who we're looking for:

  • Be a fully qualified accounting professional (preferred but not essential)

  • Have prior proven experience in a Senior Management Accounting / Business Partnering / Analyst role (preferred but not essential)

  • Have previously worked in large complex/matrix organisations (preferred but not essential)

  • Have worked in a manufacturing or leasing/contract hire environment (preferred but not essential)

  • Be competent using Excel at an advanced level and have strong IT skills

  • Have strong stakeholder management skills, being confident communicating with all levels of Management

  • Have a professional manner

  • Be commercially aware and show a forward looking focus

  • Have experience of value added reporting and business segment specialism

Please note that occasional travel to other sites will be required. The role will initially be fully office based, transitioning to hybrid working

What you will receive in return:

A 12 month contract with the possibility of temp to perm

Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits