Resourcery Group are working in partnership with a listed manufacturing business based in the Chester/North Wales area who are, as a result of continued growth, looking to recruit an experienced Finance Business Partner who possesses a strong FP&A/analytical background.
Given the P&L focus of the role and the responsibility for FP&A, it is essential that applicants be able to demonstrate prior experience influencing a P&L and driving margin improvement in a fast-paced environment which changes constantly. Your analysis and insight will drive a change in commercial and operational behaviours, challenge capex decisions and lead to a leaner more cost efficient business in control of spend. Aiding and driving decision making is central to the role of a Finance Business Partner as is possessing a robust and hands-on analytical and modelling skill set. As such, you will be au fait and comfortable working with a variety of complex reports and integrated systems, as well as manipulating and interrogating data in Excel.
With line responsibility for an initial head and with scope to grow your management influence over time, you will be expected to lead by example and take finance to the business proactively and not wait for it to come to you. As a Finance Business Partner you will be expected to provide a more robust challenge to non-finance stakeholders and their decision making rationale focusing on cost initiatives and driving through efficiency improvements. In a higher margin environment it is crucial to ensure challenge still exists as robustly as in a low margin business. Your job as a Finance Business Partner is to ensure this mindset is maintained and nurtured. As a deputy to the Head of FP&A you will gain extensive exposure to the most senior stakeholders in the business in the UK and overseas. You will also be mentored in to a larger role over time as the business grows.
As the Finance Business Partner you will be the conduit between Finance and the business. You will increase the visibility of business performance, you will improve reporting and you will constantly look to challenge the business and ask "why do we do things the way we do and how can we do things better." With 50% of the role ad-hoc queries and requests you must be someone comfortable working a)autonomously and b) with ambiguity. You must be a self-starter and chase queries and uncover problems. Given all this you must first and foremost possess high levels of emotional intelligence.
In summary, applicants should be:
- CIMA, ACCA, ACA qualified
- Possess experience providing insight and challenge to non-finance stakeholders
- Possess strong analytical skills and be able to drive change through insight and business partnering
- Capable of working in a complex global business
- Be career-orientated.
- Possessand FP&A background and be comfortable taking ownership of the budgeting, forecasting and cash flow management.