Loading media...

Finance Business Partner

Job description


This individual works closely with all areas of the business to support the delivery of improved financial results by providing timely information to identify, support and track initiatives. By building strong relationships with all levels of the organisation, they will be a valued member of the operational and financial teams. They will also work closely with the financial controlling team to ensure financial integrity of the reported results and forecasts.


• Monitor and improve the management information provided across the business to ensure it is fit for purpose in shaping the required actions and behaviours from key stakeholders.

• Implement standard costing business wide to provide transparency on the performance of the operations and commercial activities

• Analysing the group’s performance against budget or any other operating plan and interpret the results.. Thereafter using this information to drive the required actions within the business, to maintain and improve the financial delivery of the plans.

• Support and work closely with the business with regards to all projects and ad hoc assignments

• Monthly stock reconciliations

• Calculate and post stock provisions

• Physical stock takes annually

• Support the filing of R&D tax computations

• Contributing to the annual, quarterly or monthly budgeting and planning process

• Presenting financial reports to senior management for decision-making

• Liaise with external auditors when applicable

• Ad-hoc duties


• Solid foundation of accounting and financial management skills with good working knowledge of standard costing and variance analysis

• Detailed-oriented and analytical with excellent maths skills and an in-depth understanding of current accounting principles

• Experience of month-end and year-end processes (accruals, prepayments, journals, balance sheet reconciliations)

• Excellent IT skills including intermediate Excel (V-Lookups)

• Effective communicator at all levels

• Previous experience of using Sage 200 is desirable but not essential


Good communication with internal departments and external stakeholders is essential to maintaining effective working practices within the department. The job holder needs to understand company policies and processes as they apply to their own job.


• Completion of accurate monthly stock reconciliations within set timetable

• Completion of accurate standard costs, stock valuations, variance analysis

• Timely provision of management information to the business

• To contribute towards maintenance of good company and supplier/customer relations

Job type


  • Effective-Communication