Interim Finance Business Partner - Manchester

Accountancy - Qualified
Ref: 314 Date Posted: Wednesday 18 May 2022
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Optimum Recruitment Group are currently recruiting for a great opportunity for a commercially minded Interim Finance Business Partner to join a successful growth client based in Manchester.  The role is a fixed term contract for 12 months to cover maternity.

As one of the Finance Business Partners, you will operate as a Commercial Business Partner to business stakeholders.  You will be a key finance business counterpart to the distribution business (£225m sales). You will work closely with the Commercial team (Sales/Category Management/Pricing) to provide analysis and reporting that will support the business in decision making regarding Sales and Gross Margin drivers.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Business Partner to sales and other commercial teams providing analysis, insight and challenge to support sales growth and support wider commercial decision-making.
  • Key responsibilities include sales reporting, product sales and margin analysis, ownership of product profitability models, compensation scheme development and tracking.
  • Support business to prepare for Performance Reviews with Senior Management Team that facilitate business accountability and performance.
  • Ad-hoc support with month end close tasks and commentary around drivers of commercial variances to plan.
  • Support the CFO and reporting teams in delivering robust monthly management accounts on a timely basis.
  • Work with BI team to prepare and maintain consistent and accurate business reporting.
  • Participate fully as a member of the wider finance team.
  • To support other activities identified by the CFO including, but not limited to, systems implementation, business case preparation re sales team investments and new product/segment reporting.

Role would suit a finalist stage studier or someone newly qualified with some business partnering experience.

Salary up to £45k plus benefits and hybrid working.