Finance Business Partner
Commercial Finance - Business Partner - Poundland - Willenhall Competitive Package, Car/Car Allowance, Healthcare and Bonus Are you ready to work for one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK in our high profile Commercial Finance team? Are you a qualified Accountant looking to use financial acumen in a pivotal Business Partnering role? About this amazing opportunity... You'll be based in our Willenhall Head Office (near Walsall, Wolverhampton and Birmingham) working as part of our Commercial Finance team. You'll be reporting directly into our knowledgeable and vastly experienced Commercial Controller for Trading, working alongside other Business Partners and the key liaison for our General Merchandise Trading Department (very important to our business). You'll be supporting the Trading Controller, Buyers and Buying Director who manage our supply chain locally and in the Far East selecting products that will offer our customers best value and be best sellers. That's not all you'll also be an integral part of the Commercial Finance function and drive and influence decisions to make the business even more successful. What you'll be doing... At Poundland, we're still growing and work in a fast paced environment so looking for someone who'll be happy being hands on and not shy away from challenging the status quo, really we want you to do this! You'll be accountable for challenging the business on decisions that impact trading sales and margin performance. It goes without saying that you'll have fantastic analytical and influencing skills, along with the know how to establish and develop effective relationships with Senior Managers across the company. From time to time you'll also be involved key business projects that will revolutionise the way we operate in the future, for example helping to introduce new systems and other business critical projects to allow us to continue to evolve! Here is a snapshot of what your day-to-day will look like: Management of an effective suite of weekly and monthly financial reports which summarise financial sales and margin performance, highlighting trends and issues to senior management. Attend Trading meetings, discuss and challenge the financial results. As a Business Partner for Trading, you'll provide an understanding and evaluation of commercial trading opportunities including new ranges, new markets and products. Deliver reviews of month end trading results, annual budgets and monthly forecasts working with the Trading team to ensure budgets meet financial objectives. Interact with the wider Commercial team to ensure that performance reporting is aligned to the needs of the business What you'll need on your CV... You'll be a highly analytical and commercially focussed qualified Accountant with "relevant" experience. We're also looking for the following: Fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW or ICAS) Excellent analytical and IT skills, advanced Excel user Ability to take complex financial and performance information and translate for non-finance audiences *Demonstrable experience gained in a fast-paced commercial environment, in a Business Partner or equivalent role If you are looking for a career enhancing commercial finance role working for one of the best known retailers in the UK, what are you waiting for, apply today!