Assistant Finance Business Partner

Lichfield | Permanent, full-time
| £32,000 - £36,000 per annum
Ref: PK31 (2 months ago)
Excellent opportunity for a part qualified accountant to support the Finance Business Partnering team as well as the Financial Planning and Analysis Team. This candidate will have to have a strong attention to detail as well as advanced Excel skills. The initial part of the role will be supporting a project team developing new staffing reports for the organisation before moving into the core finance function.

Role Specific Requirements:
Key Responsibilities:

•Development of staffing related reports for use across both Group Support and Operations
•Deputise for the Finance Business Partner when required
•Build partnerships and maintain strong relationships with the Managing Directors and the regional teams
•Be the secondary interface between the regional teams and other Group Support functions
•Review of financial and non-financial KPIs with focus on challenging regional management teams on budgetary and comparator variances
•Assist in the reporting of key financial information on business performance to regional teams and provide advice and support to so that their knowledge and understanding is enhanced
•Assist in the preparation and interpretation of financial analysis and delivering insight that links financial reports to business strategies, as well as improving operational / financial performance of your region
•Provide support to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered
•Attend and working towards leading the financial and commercial aspects at regional meetings, Managing Director’s review meetings and where necessary Operational Managers team meetings
•Respond to queries on financial performance from Operations Managers and Service Managers
•Assist in the preparation and review of the annual budget for the regions
•Provide additional support to the FP&A department as required
•Drive continual improvement within finance function
•Provide support in corporate initiatives / projects

Key requirements & Other:
•ACA, CIMA, ACCA part qualified or equivalent
•Previous Finance experience with the ability to build strong working relationships
•Ability to prioritise and manage own workloads, be organised, have a flexible working style and enjoy working to tight deadlines
•Excellent communicator and presentation skills, both verbally and in writing, Excel Skills (Pivot Tables, Vlookups) 

Primary Location: Lichfield / Home Working (80%) Regions (20%)

In return you can expect the following:
•rewards scheme
•25 days annual leave
•Sick pay
•Life Assurance

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