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Finance Business Partner

  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allowance, Hybrid Working
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Finance, Qualified Finance
  • Contact: Leeds Qualified
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 18 April 2024
  • Job Ref: WPL40008_1710845065
Exceptional Financial Services business based in Leeds currently have a truly exceptional opportunity for a career minded ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified business partner to join them in a newly created role. This position will play an integral part in shaping the next few years of the companies growth and give the successful candidate unrivalled career development.

Working directly with the Finance Director and alongside a variety of senior stakeholders across the business; your role will blend both the financial and commercial elements of finance including:

* Lead the annual budget planning process for a region of offices, collaborating with business MDs to prepare budget and ensure MD engagement in the budget planning process
* Lead the Latest Estimate planning process throughout the year, collaborating with business MD's to understand variances in performance and expenses vs. original budget and forecasting year end position, ensuring all planning assumptions are appropriate, providing insight to the numbers and challenging the MD's on forecast assumptions where required.
* Prepare & circulate 'flash report' ahead of Day 2 meeting with Retail MD's, highlighting rationale for variances in performance vs. budget/forecast
* Chair and capture minutes/actions arising from Day 2 meeting
* Review final monthly performance by business and identify and resolve any anomalies/issues with results (GWP, Income, Expenses etc)
* Highlight areas of under/over performance and agree action plan with business MD/Retail MD if appropriate
* Monitor operating expenses to ensure within budget, accurately allocated and appropriate accruals in place where necessary i.e. bonus accruals
* Attend quarterly management meetings and provide update on previous month/quarter/YTD performance vs. budget/LE and a challenge on the current / future performance of the business.
* Prepare quarterly and year-end bonus reporting for review and approval
* Work with Retail team to provide financial analysis to support business cases & initiatives and recommend actions to improve business value and drive growth
* Provide commercial support on Retail strategy and project workstreams
* Support the preparation of management reports
* Creation of trading dashboards to provide insight and drive decision making
* Weekly trend analysis of key trading metrics across all businesses, products, etc, flagging areas that require focus to the individual businesses
* Oversee the financial reporting for the business including periodic and Ad hoc reporting both internally and externally.
* Ensuring financial compliance with internal company policies and procedures including SOX and KPI reporting, as well as external agencies such as FCA and Auditors relating to the financial management of the business.
* Act as a conduit between operations and central functions to resolve issues and apply a consistent approach to the numbers.
Ideally you will be able to demonstrate the below qualifications/experience:

* CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified.
* Previous experience within audit/financial accounting within the profession OR Strong technical management accountant/financial accounting experience within fast paced dynamic organisations.
* Career focused and wanting to develop towards Financial Controller and beyond.

This would be an exceptional role for any ACA qualified looking to move into industry or a CIMA/ACCA accountant looking for a commercially focused role that will fast track to Commercial Finance Manager.

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 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.