Finance Business Partner

England, London
£65000 - £80000 per annum
07 Jun 2024
15 Jun 2024
Job Title
Business Partner
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Business Partner

FMCG - Food Production
£70,000 - £80,000 + 20% bonus & benefits
Hybrid 3-4 days pw office / 1-2 wfh pw

Job Purpose
  • Responsible to deliver the London site financial objectives
  • Driving performance improvements through effective collaboration with London Site Leadership Team & Senior Management
  • Preparation & review of London site P&L & insightful commentary
  • Preparation of annual budgets & standard costs
  • Review, challenge & support of proposals raised within various forums
  • Business Partnering with Commercial for accurate costing & feasibility of new launches
  • Working with Business Processes Owners to develop and Implement Business Wide automated reporting framework and dashboards
  • Adhoc analysis & modelling
  • Support & assist development of Assistant Management Accountant
Key accountabilities:
  • Ensuring controls & improvements for London site product margins & site overheads
  • Providing Reporting & Analysis to support London site & Senior Management
  • Providing Reporting and Analysis to support the Commercial Department
  • Preparation monthly results & forecasts in line with business deadlines.
  • Develop and support a Business wide automated KPI reporting process
  • Work with Senior Finance Business Partner on overall Business Strategy
  • Support Assistant Management Accountant
Key areas of work:

Finance Business Partner To Commercial Department
  • Support and challenge the commercial team with performance mgt
  • Optimising pricing, promotional spend and GP mix
  • Ensure effective processes and controls for changes to prices & trade spend
  • Provide strategic challenge around full customer P&Ls and Categories and segments of business. Support managing the Portfolio.
  • Work with the Commercial Analyst to ensure effective alignment of demand planning and financial reporting
  • Effectively managing distribution costs by periodic review
Finance Business Partner for London Site
  • Managing the London site P&L
  • Understanding the trends and variances for the London Std costs
  • Helping the London site review and update Live Standard Costs
  • Providing challenge & support to the London Site Leadership Teams weekly meetings & London Site Steering meetings
  • Detailed analysis to support London site specific projects in line with operational strategy and objectives.
  • Supporting the process to ensure accurate of optimal site overheads
  • Effectively managing distribution costs by periodic review
  • Producing annual kitchen budgets and budgeted standard costs and monitoring actual expenditure against the budget & forecasts (LE)
Co-lead Information Management across the business (focus on financial)
  • Work with Business Systems on resigning and implementing a master data framework for business
  • Work with Key Users to ensure relevant balanced scorecards and automated reporting are "fit for purpose"
  • Work with Business Systems to ensure the data architecture meets the business needs
  • Work with key users to coordinate best practice or perhaps an "academy" for best practice dashboards, reports, KPIs.
  • Document, train and measure performance usage of reporting going forward
About You
  • Experience of working in an FMCG or Food Manufacturing organisation - Desirable
  • Experience of working in a medium or large company with modern reporting and data management processes
  • Qualified accountant with at least c5 years PQE (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), or qualified by experience in relevant FMCG environment
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Ability to manage out workload and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop positive relationships
  • Accurate with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Experience of modern data driven reporting tools such as Power BI etc
  • A confident communicator
  • Results oriented with a 'can do' attitude

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