Finance Business Partner

Job Title: Finance Business Partner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: 18/08/2019
Reference: 14019344/001_1558713071
Contact Name: Ruairi Quinn
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 24, 2019 16:51

Job Description

Provide Business Partnering to the operations leadership team and retail operations, providing accurate financial and commercial analysis in respect of all Retail income, volume activity and operational cost efficiency. To support the Senior Finance Business Partner in challenging performance, financial planning, forecasting, reporting, analysis and decision making for the Retail and Operational teams.

Client Details

Our client is an award winning, forward thinking multinational business who target top level candidates and promote from within.


  • Lead the production and continuous improvement of trading reports, KPIs and ad hoc analysis on internal performance and against the local market for Retail divisions and regions.
  • Analyse trends, communicate performance, provide insight, identify risks & opportunities and challenge retail Operations teams
  • Develop relationships to challenge performance, achieve targets and drive continuous improvement.
  • Provide insight and challenge into forecasted performance, driving operational management to create initiatives close any gaps to plan
  • Responsible team for monthly reforecasts.
  • The business partnering team will be taking ownership of the retail budget, ensuring key deadlines are met and robust substance is applied to budget stretches.
  • Responsible for the financial challenge on personnel costs in the branches, making sure continuous efficiencies are made and retail ops management are accountable to make personnel savings through large scale efficiency projects.
  • Understand market with regards to pricing, sales, margin & competitor activity and how this relates to internal performance, ensuring market changes are understood & action is taken with regards to commercial/financial plans.
  • Develop relationships within finance to solve internal challenges while maintaining a one team mentality.


  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA).
  • Non Finance & Finance Stakeholder management, communication and influencing skills, with ability to build and maintain effective internal and external relationships.
  • Confident with ability to constructively challenge to drive performance.
  • Highly analytical with financial awareness and commercial acumen.
  • Excellent computer, report building, excel and data analysis skills.

Job Offer

Fantastic progression opportunities

Competitive salary

Excellent benefits package