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Finance Business Partner

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    Strategy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    Up to £70000.00 per annum + + Benefits

  • Contact:

    Nichola Saul

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    6 months ago

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Finance Business Partner

Are you a qualified accountant?

Do you have experience within a manufacturing environment?

Can you effectively communicate with stakeholders at both an operational and management level?

MacGregor Black are partnering with a Leading UK Food Manufacturer on the search for a Finance Business Partner. This is a permanent role based in Aberdeen.

As the Finance Business Partner, you will work closely with the Site Manager and management team, creating a real and active partnership. You will be a key and proactive member of the site management team, acting as the interface between finance and operation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide 'real time' support and analysis, be a trusted adviser and to add value that will enable and assist in decision making, based on the management information provided
  • Take financial results and translate into meaningful actions to help drive improvements at the site
  • Communicate the message, understand your audience and deliver information in a clear and user-friendly manner
  • Assisting in development of site's financial and operational planning processes
  • Provide a robust review and commentary of site's weekly/monthly accounts and bridge, turning results in to action plan for site improvements
  • Deliver detailed monthly financial and operational analysis of site's performance against weekly actuals and the site/group budget
  • Provide guidance, support and timely management information to site SLT to enable risk management and business opportunities
  • Development of site KPI process with daily/weekly reviews
  • Improve site financial and operational performance by finding opportunities for margin improvement, KPI improvements and other financial projects
  • Responsible for annual site budgeting process
  • Identify and implement financial process efficiencies and improvements
  • Improve quality and accuracy of site financial data and reporting
  • Understand and anticipate the needs of both operations and management
  • Interpret data, order and assess its value
  • Present the findings to the relevant stakeholders in a clear and concise way
  • Draw on 'big' and 'small' data, selecting the appropriate tools to manipulate, analyse and interpret it in sophisticated, audience-appropriate ways
  • Form accurate, evidence-based opinions
  • Well-developed sense of ethics and be prepared to stand up for these principles

What we are looking for:

  • Qualified accountant with relevant experience, ideally within manufacturing environment
  • Preferably experienced in FMCG environment
  • Robust IT skills, particularly suing Excel to an advanced level
  • Sound understanding of manufacturing operational processes and relevant performance drivers
  • Confident approach with ability to manage, interact, influence and guide, with all levels, creating strong working relationships
  • Commercially aware
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong stakeholder management
  • Good presentation skills
  • Outstanding problem-solving, time management and planning skills
  • Learn from the past but future orientated
  • Comfortable with risk management and working with ambiguity

This is a great opportunity for a Finance Business Partner to deliver financial and commercial support helping to shape the strategy and direction of the business.

Salary on offer is up to £70K + Benefits.

Please contact Nichola Saul today for further information