Finance Business Partner

Robert Half
80000.00 GBP Annual + GBP65000 - GBP75000 per annum
27 Jun 2017
23 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer and acting as business partner you will be responsible for the groups manufacturing costing systems and provides commercial analysis and financial insight on all production costs and supply chain issues, ensuring that costs are realistic, accurate and achievable.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage and control the Groups standard costing system, with responsibility for maintaining accurate standard costs across the entire product range, and reviewing and reporting on costs and variances
  • Ensure month end reports are delivered accurately and on time, with explanations of key trends and variances
  • Provide meaningful and accurate budgets and forecasts, manage all product costing, production and supply chain budgets and forecast cycles. Annual review and update of standard costings
  • Review regularly the performance of our supply chain operations and develop key performance indicators to support effective decision making and cost saving programmes
  • Monitor and analyse price pressure on manufacturing operations, to ensure we are continually understanding our cost of manufacturing in house and with 3rd parties
  • Business Planning and Capital investment program management to ensure the most appropriate process, business case and post reviews. Review of Capital Expenditure proposals and return on investment, with overall responsibility for fixed asset registers
  • Working capital management, business improvement and financial modelling
  • Continually review and improve all supply chain accounting procedures, and monitor key business risk exposure areas, addressing key issues from both a financial control and a commercial perspective.
  • Business partnering as a finance team member supporting the supply chain business in the overall growth plans, and to proactively add value wherever possible. Maximising profits, improving operational efficiencies and aiming to generate value for the business.
Person Specification
  • Graduate & Qualified Accountant from a recognised accounting body At least 2-3 years PQE
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experienced user of ERP systems (SAP and Sage beneficial)
  • Advanced Excel user, Skilled at managing & manipulating large volumes of data and summarising & presenting Proficient in MS Office Word & Outlook
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels within the business
  • High attention to detail

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.