Finance Business Partner

Up to £40,000 per annum
28 May 2019
25 Jun 2019
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Business Partner 

Citibase operates a rapidly expanding and diverse nationwide network of business centres offering flexible workspaces to entrepreneurs and businesses. We give our Customers the flexibility, independence, ‘Freedom at Work’, and support to create, grow and enjoy running their businesses in our centres. 

Position: Finance Business Partner 
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 40 hours per week 
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum 

About the role: 

As a Finance Business Partner, you will be accountable for analysing management accounts packs and reports for your allocated centres creating a real and active partnership with both the Field and Management teams. Your role is to provide 'real time' support and analysis, to be a trusted advisor and to add value that will assist in decision making. 


- Proactively building positive relationships with key stakeholders to ensure effective business partnering 
- Working closely with the transactional accountant team ensuring month end processes are delivered to deadlines and reports are available for key stakeholders within the agreed timetables 
- Working closely with the wider finance team to ensure robust accounting processes are achieved and accounts delivered on a 'right first time' basis 
- Owning the P&L, balance sheet, cash flow / turnover rent statement and VAT reporting and any other monthly / quarterly reporting requested by the client for the allocated centres / region 
- Being accountable for the balance sheet for your allocated centres, ensuring all accounts are reconciled, understood and managed in line with accounting policies 
- Working closely with the wider finance team to ensure robust accounting processes are achieved and accounts delivered on a 'right first time' basis 
- Ensuring monthly / quarterly profit returns are prepared and sent to clients and payments are made as requested 
- Reviewing and compiling commentaries on monthly management accounts packs for key stakeholders highlighting key variances to the budget / forecast / prior month with justifications 
- Driving cost reduction initiatives by benchmarking cost internally & externally, to drive revenue maximisation initiatives 
- Providing accurate forecasting in line with business goals, highlighting gaps in the plan and working with key stakeholders to implement corrective action 
- Conducting regular accounts reviews with the transactional accounts team including receivables / accounts payable / treasury / rates management 
- Acting as the interface or ‘translator’ between finance and commercial / client services team 
- Preparing annual budgets by working closely with key stake holders 
- Challenging assumptions and processes to show continuous improvement by introducing new initiatives across the finance department 
- Being accountable for analysis and providing commentary during year end and partner audits 
- Approving purchase orders and invoices in a timely manner 

About you: 

- ACA, ACMA, ACCA qualified or equivalent (Desirable) 
- Excellent communicator and can influence effectively to both Finance and Non-Finance stakeholders 
- Strong technical accounting skills 
- Ability to identify anomalies in data and interpret implications for both finance and non-finance stakeholders 
- Proven track record as a Finance Business Partner, ideally gained within an SME environment 
- Experience of balance sheet control and reconciliation 
- Advanced Excel skills 

You may have experience of the following: Finance Business Partner, Finance BP, Finance Manager, Financial Controller, Accountant, Qualified Accountant, Corporate Accountant, Management Accountant, etc.

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