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Finance Business Partner

  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Hybrid/Flexible Working
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 11 days ago

  • Sector: Finance, Qualified Finance
  • Contact: Leeds Qualified
  • Contact Email: leeds_qualified@sharpconsultancy.com
  • Expiry Date: 10 July 2024
  • Job Ref: DW44774/5_1718020954
Sharp Consultancy are recruiting for a Finance Business Partner to join an entrepreneurial business at the cutting edge of their sector. The Finance Business Partner will play a key role in driving financial performance and supporting strategic decision-making across various business functions. This role requires a strong blend of financial acumen, analytical skills, and business partnering abilities to provide valuable insights and support to senior stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

* Act as a strategic advisor to senior stakeholders, providing financial insights and analysis to support decision-making.
* Develop strong working relationships with business leaders to understand their objectives and challenge.
* Analyse financial performance and trends to identify opportunities for improvement and growth.
* Prepare and present financial reports, forecasts, and analysis to senior management.
* Partner with business units to develop annual budgets and forecasts.
* Monitor budget performance and provide recommendations for adjustments as needed.
* Identify opportunities to streamline financial processes and improve efficiency.
* Implement best practices and standardize processes where applicable.

Candidate Profile:

* Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; MBA or professional qualification (e.g., CIMA, ACCA, CPA) preferred.
* Proven experience as a finance business partner or similar role, preferably in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
* Strong financial analysis skills with the ability to interpret complex data and provide actionable insights.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
* Strategic mindset with the ability to think critically and contribute to strategic planning initiatives.
* Strong problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.
* Proficiency in financial modelling and analysis tools (e.g., Excel, financial planning software).
* Knowledge of ERP systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle) preferred.


The ideal candidate for this role would possess a blend of technical and commercial accounting experience, along with a strong drive to add commercial value and support continued business growth. This candidate would be adept at navigating complex accounting issues while also providing valuable financial analysis and insights to drive strategic decision-making within the organisation. They would have a solid understanding of accounting principles and standards, coupled with the ability to translate financial data into actionable business recommendations. Additionally, they would demonstrate a proactive approach to identifying opportunities for improvement and contributing to the company's overall success.


Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 30 years' experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from finance administrators through to senior Finance Director appointments. Please visit our website www.sharpconsultancy.com for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment, finance jobs or finance recruitment.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV to the e-mail address stated, quoting our reference, and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications, we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore, if we have not responded to your application within seven days, please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.