Finance Business Partner

Recruiter
Cameo Consultancy
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Jun 2024
Closes
17 Jun 2024
Job Title
Accountant
Category
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

As the Finance Business Partner, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the retail and online sales directors by providing high–level financial analysis of both existing and potential opportunities. Your responsibilities will include developing and administering monthly forecasts, conducting detailed financial analysis, and ensuring accurate reporting of sales and margins. Additionally, you will support the marketing director in commercial project evaluation and serve as the primary finance support for the sales and marketing teams.

Key Responsibilities for the Finance Business Partner

  • Develop and administer monthly forecasts with the sales and marketing teams; consolidate data for upload to SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)
  • Schedule and lead monthly meetings with sales and marketing managers to discuss financial performance
  • Provide detailed profit centre reports and product gross margin analysis
  • Ensure accuracy of daily, weekly, and month–end sales and margin reports
  • Maintain the consumer growth strategy dashboard and conduct monthly analysis of key performance metrics
  • Manage quarterly, annual rebate provisions and facilitate rebate meetings with the sales team
  • Support production of quarterly and annual commission and bonus reports
  • Oversee the budget process and support business investment requests and appraisals
  • Collaborate with internal teams and external stakeholders to ensure alignment and accuracy in financial reporting
  • Oversee the accuracy of information supplied by the business analyst to the sales and marketing teams
  • Coach and develop the business analyst to further their contribution to the company and their career
  • Track the monthly advertising and trade marketing costs and direct–to–customer profit
  • Support interim and year–end audits with reports and rebate analysis

Experience, Attributes, and Skills Required for the Finance Business Partner

  • AAT, CIMA or part qualified
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles and postings
  • Ideally a good understanding of GL accounts, cost centres, internal orders, and profit centres
  • Experience working in a commercially focused finance department
  • Advanced Excel and Google Sheets knowledge, including PivotTables, advanced formulas, and macros
  • Knowledge of SAP software, SAP Analytics Cloud, Business Warehouse, and Analysis for Office is desirable
  • Communicative, confident team player, attention to detail, analytical, proactive
  • Desire to continually implement improvements and willing to challenge the accountant stereotype

What's in it for You

This is a great opportunity to join a market leader who offers a collaborative culture and progression opportunities. The salary is between 40,000 and 50,000 depending on experience.

You will receive study support for ACCA or CIMA, 25 days of holidays plus bank holidays and your birthday, hybrid working, 2 days home, 3 days in the office. Progression opportunities, a pension scheme, an end–of–year discretionary bonus, a health plan, critical illness cover, sick pay, staff discounts, plenty of social events, and more!

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