Financial Business Partner

Job Title: Financial Business Partner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 14035813/001_1564504753
Contact Name: Harry Wilkinson
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 30, 2019 17:39

Job Description

Michael Page Finance are supporting a multinational manufacturing company with offices throughout the UK in their hiring of a financial business partner. You will be a key business partner working proactively with the management team and their teams to drive key decision making and understanding in addition to looking for continuous improvement opportunities within the areas of responsibility.

Client Details

Our client is a multinational manufacturer based in Plymouth with years of experience and a reputation for excellence within their respective field. There is a strong management team and an environment that is supportive and innovative towards your training and professional development.


The Financial Business Partner's key responsibilities:

    • Ensure business transactions are accounted for correctly and in the correct period for the areas of responsibility and that all financial impacts and implications are recognised

    • Responsible for SOX and process adherence for the areas of responsibility

    • Assist the Site Director/Responsible(s) allocated in preparing the full forecast and budget process for their site for presentation to the Business Controller, MD and FD.

    • Prepare and issue accurate and timely monthly management reports

    • Ensure correct and timely monthly accounting and reporting for all areas allocated

    • Accurate and timely completion of CER's allocated

    • Responsible to examine customer and product profitability for the business for the sites allocated

    • Examine all key variances and trends as a % of sales

    • Ensure standard costs are calculated and maintained correctly for the sites allocated

    • Proactively review finance process performance and identify continuous improvement initiatives

    • Examine all financial reports and data closely to check for discrepancies

    • Be a key business partner working proactively with the management team and their teams to drive business decisions and understanding

    • Responsible for the monthly reporting on key KPI's and cost drivers to facilitate a performance dialogue

    • Management reporting to comply with internal and external auditing requests, as well as Group requirements.

    • General support within the finance department

  • Any other task fitting with the role and as required by the Business Controller


The Financial Business Partner will need to be:

  • Qualified CIMA, ACCA, ACA with several years PQE, ideally in manufacturing
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office, being especially strong in Excel and Data manipulation
  • Knowledge of accounting systems, ideally with costing/ERP experience
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills especially to non-financial colleagues
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Strong business understanding
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload
  • Ability to produce accurate work and to pay attention to details
  • Flexible attitude to work, both proactive and reactive
  • Strong personal drive, an ability to make things happen and see things through to completion
  • Displays strong team working behaviours and is supportive to colleagues
  • Tenacious problem solver with determination to identify, flag and explain root causes of problems and make recommendations.

Job Offer

  • Salary £45,000 basic
  • Hours: Mon to Thu 08.30 to 17.00, Fri 08.30 to 15.30
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 4% employer)
  • Life Assurance (3 x salary or 4 x salary if in company pension scheme)
  • Production Bonus - payable in June and December each year and is based on OEE of the factory with a maximum of 10% per month for a 6 month period - of a months salary
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • On site parking