Finance Business Partner (FTC)

Job Title: Finance Business Partner (FTC)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Bedfordshire
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Reference: CG1806CFM_1560875195
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 18, 2019 17:26

Job Description

Our client, a household brand name with a loyal and ever expanding global customer base, is looking to source a talented and charismatic Finance Business Partner on an initial 6 month contract basis. Given the size and pace of the business, as it continues to demonstrate consistent growth, it is highly likely a longer term or even permanent opportunity presents itself in this time.

This is a pivotal role for the team, supporting the Head of Retail Finance and Operations. You'll be responsible for supporting operational profit delivery with c£800m of sales and £150m of controllable profit. It's also key in partnering several key pillars of the UK business strategy including some dynamic, new initiatives.

Main duties include:
* Driving the delivery of the operational efficiency targets
* Supporting strategy, ensuring commercial, FP&A and UK FD are kept up to date with plans
* Proactive analysis of the operational cost model across different store types, challenging and influencing to identify opportunities
* Providing governance and oversight to change projects, including impact on P&L, assets and operational KPIs
* Delivering accurate and actionable insight on operational performance
* Spending a good proportion of time with partners to drive greater understanding of profit performance and enhance action planning
* Providing regular ad hoc analysis that identifies key issues
* Owning and managing forecast, month end, reporting process relating to all operational overhead costs

Key skills & experience required:
* ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified with relevant PQE
* Strong Excel skills, including reporting and modelling
* Solid forecasting and presentation skills
* Proven track record working at pace in large, dynamic environment
* Sound commercial awareness with the ability to analyse and convey complex ideas to non-finance stakeholders
* A naturally inquisitive mindset, capable of challenging the status quo where necessary
* Confident and credible demeanour with examples to date where you have influenced a range of stakeholders and steered decision making

Vitae Financial Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.