Finance Business Partner

Posted 08 November 2022
Salary £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: £6k car allowance
LocationWakefield
DisciplineQualified Finance
ReferenceAB/36759/FBP
Contact NameAlex Bourne

Job description

Axon Moore are proud to be partnering with a growing, PE backed, acquisitive SME operating within the utilities sector. We are looking for a stand-out Finance Business Partner to play a leading role in shaping the finance function at it's interactions with other departments across the Wakefield business unit.

In affect you will be the number 1 in finance in Wakefield working closely with senior management across the commercial, operational and logistics teams utilising finance to help influence and shape business decisions. You will however have the full support and a close working relationship with the Senior Finance Business Partner who works across all locations for the business and the central finance team based at head office.

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the power division Finance Business Partner, your role is to provide high quality MI and commercial insight and to support the MD of the private networks business with commercial insight.  This will include:
  • Preparation of accurate financial and commercial information
  • Ensuring close control of working capital playing a pivotal role in the company and wider group investment
  • Ensuring controls are well maintained and adhered to
  • Preparation of relevant MI
Your role will also include:
  • Working alongside the local MD to provide relevant MI
  • Working closely with finance/commercial processing teams around the group to ensure control compliance
  • Tight control of working capital incl:
  • Maintenance of key tax control accounts
  • Ad hoc projects for the Power division e.g. system integration
  • Review and oversee payroll process ready for finance partner sign off
  • Ensuring best practice controls are adhered to and enhanced
  • Working with external auditors re annual audit
  • Maintain accurate and up to date P11d records
  • Mentoring and training junior members of the team
    • Cashflow Preparation
    • Implementing and assisting with WIP control/reduction
    • Challenging the business on billing and improving processes
We are looking for someone with the following:
  • Willingness to challenge and not accept the status quo
  • Ability to influence and to motivate
  • Ability to respond to pressure
  • Ability to work at pace and desire to succeed
  • Team player able to build good relationships and confidence at all levels
  • A qualified or near qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA)
  • Experience within industry and preferably of working within an FBP role or a similar position