Finance Business Partner

40000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual + GBP40000/annum up to 10% bonus & Medical cover
13 Apr 2017
27 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
DS Smith has an excellent opportunity for a determined and ambitious graduate who is looking to take the next step in their career. This role will give the successful candidate a great chance to develop and flourish in this exciting role at the Kemsley Paper Mill. The Finance Business Partner role supports both the Finance Controller and the Senior Management Teams of DS Smith Logistics and Kemsley Paper Mill. The successful candidate will provide financial information, tools, analysis and insight to allow the business units and their respective senior managers to make informed business decisions, whilst driving to achieve defined business goals and objectives.

The diversity of the business requirements means the role will be one of three finance business partners. This role will initially focus on the area of Sales & Logistics, with development opportunities to rotate through the different focus areas. The Finance Business Partner will collaborate with the corresponding senior management team members to lead those areas in order to provide insight and vision to develop and respond to improvement opportunities and delivery of business plan goals and objectives.

What being a Finance Business Partner at DS Smith will involve???

• Providing insight to the senior management team in understanding management data and the key business drivers and business risk in their respective areas
• Developing a detailed understanding of the finance system (SAP), and surrounding business processes, leading the site in their development and use
• Supporting the Business Process Manager in the development of improved processes, systems and working practices, to increase efficiencies
• Providing analysis and recommendations to drive cost reduction initiatives, whilst recognizing opportunities to create benefits
• Reviewing the preparation of the monthly accounts alongside the Shared Service Centre Accountant, to ensure their accuracy against forecast
• Working closely with other members of the finance teams, both locally and at the Shared Service Centre to share best practice, developing a detailed knowledge of all aspects of the finance function

What we would like our candidate to have???

• Currently studying or qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA
• Fully IT literate, able to adopt new systems with ease
• Ability to build strong relationships with site based operational contacts
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to change their communication style depending on the audience and influence decisions
• ERP system experience, ideally SAP

Location: Kemsley Paper Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent

Salary: circa GBP40k, up to 10% bonus and single medical cover