Robert Half

Interim Finance Business Partner

Robert Half
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
19 Oct 2018
16 Nov 2018
Rizwan Sindhu
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type

Robert Half Finance and Accounting are partnering a globally recognised business based near Manchester Airport to recruit a Finance Business Partner. The role would suit a Qualified candidate who is keen to enter a commercially driven, analytical, business facing role.

Duties will include:
  • Business Partner of service products and Projects Management
  • Measures performance and drives root-cause analysis (profitability, variance analysis etc)
  • Lead month end process
  • Coordinate planning and forecasting and budgeting processes
  • Initiate development of action plans, follows up and monitors implementation/effects
  • Challenge commercial performance
  • Monthly reporting of regions capex for all sites including reviewing capex spend against budget
  • Analyses of monthly performance to budget and forecast of financial and non financial information, evaluating variance impact and identifying trends
  • UK Regions and Ireland with cost reduction and revenue projects
  • Weekly scorecard production for all sites

The Role

The role of Finance Business Partner will be split into three main areas:

Business Partnering
  • Facilitates strategy implementation, decision-making process and management reviews
  • Proactively identifies trends, opportunities, risks

Analysis and Performance Measurement
  • Coordinates performance measurement and root cause analysis performed by Commercial and Product Capacity Controllers
  • Prepares commentary on performance and critical issues
  • Monitors target achievements (growth, margin, achieved rates, trade lane capacity, total variance, etc.)

Planning and Forecasting
  • Implement effective planning and forecasting process
  • Ensures coordination of planning and forecasting of demand (volume forecast) and supply (capacity forecast)

Your Profile

The role of Finance Business Partner would be ideally suited to a qualified accountant with 3 years working experience. It is crucial that the successful Finance Business Partner holds very good analytically, conceptual and problem-solving skills. The role will require excellent excel skills (V-Look Ups, Pivots & Basic Macros) as there will be lots of use of pre-existing models and development of additional models to manipulate and present data.

The Company

Based near Manchester Airport the position of Finance Business Partner is part of a world class finance function within a globally recognised organisation.


£275 to £325 per day.

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