Assistant Finance Business Partner

England, Merseyside, Liverpool
Up to £40000 per annum + full benefits package
06 Mar 2019
05 Apr 2019
Abbie Soutar
Qualification Level
Newly qualified
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Entry Level
Contract Type

The role is to support Finance Business Partners to co-ordinate management reporting, providing financial support, analysis and challenge in all areas of the Operating Company.

Client Details

The business is one of the leading transport operators in Europe.

  • Conduct monthly variance analyses, investigate root cause & agree action plans to improve performance.

  • Proactively improve current FBP process & implement new ones to improve the service provided by finance

  • Significant involvement in forecasting & budgeting processes ensuring our forecasts reflect the significant plans we have to improve the business

  • Identifying opportunities to improve business performance

  • Responsible for efficient running of key FBP processes such as capital investments, variance analysis & cost control and internal control audits

  • Responsible for preparing presentations to senior management

  • Supporting Finance Business Partners in Area meetings and reviews, providing insight and support using both financial and non-financial data and KPI's, as well as challenging General Managers on their performance, future plans and outlook

  • Primary contact with offsite finance shared services team to ensure transactions are understood and reconciliations are reviewed, challenged and signed-off.

The role will require occasional travel to sites in Merseyside, Manchester and North Wales.


The successful candidate will be:

-A newly qualified accountant with ambition to showcase their skills & progress within the company

-Commercially minded

-Confident in their ability to challenge senior mangers and stakeholders

-Expert level of financial analyses and presentation.

-Experience of reviewing & challenging balance sheet reconciliations

-Experience of reviewing & challenging balance sheet

-Experience of improving finance processes.

-Expert knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel (other transaction based systems will be beneficial such as Oracle or SAP).

-Excellent planning & communication skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

-Ability to challenge management to improve performance

-Team player with the ability to develop good on-going relationships with all internal and external customers.

Job Offer

£40,000 basic salary plus full benefits package