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Finance Business Partner

  • Location:

    Newport

  • Sector:

    Fresh Produce

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Sandra Poskaityte

  • Job ref:

    SP18298

  • Published:

    23 days ago

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Finance Business Partner | Hybrid with travel to Bristol, Cardiff and Southampton

Are you an experienced Finance Business Partner with a passion for fresh produce? If so, we have a unique opportunity to join a rapidly growing fresh produce business with responsibility for management accounting, forecasting, commercial analysis and decision support relating to the Wholesale Market Branches within the region.

Key responsibilities:

  • Proactive Finance Business Partner providing support, challenge and insight to Branch Managers and Regional Directors.
  • Support the Head of Finance as required.
  • To deliver timely, accurate and relevant financial information including weekly, monthly and quarterly forecasts, annual budgets, KPIs and Variance Analysis.
  • Identifying risks and opportunities to enable delivery of targets.
  • Develop and continuously challenge and question the budget/forecast assumptions.
  • Explain business performance variances and recommendations.
  • Monthly review packs and meetings.
  • Margin management.
  • Attend monthly stock takes.
  • Develop and understand distribution cost reporting & KPI's.
  • Benchmarking performance.
  • Monitor new business.
  • Review of monthly accruals, prepayments and balance sheet reconciliations.

What are we looking for in you?

You must be a qualified accountant (ideally CIMA) with multi-site and management accounting experience within the fresh produce or FMCG sectors. It's essential that you're comfortable being the only finance person in the region and influencing non-finance colleagues. Other traits we are looking for include:

  • Flexible team player
  • Possess a 'can do' attitude whilst demonstrating tenacity
  • Able to adapt to everchanging environments
  • Ability to prioritise and manage your time
  • Excellent communication skills in order to build relationships across all levels of the business
  • Demonstratable experience of process improvement and stakeholder management
  • Advanced MS Excel skills