Finance Business Partner

Location Hull
Discipline: Timber, Forestry & Arboriculture
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000
Contact name: Nigel Allen

Contact email:
Job ref: AS373
Published: about 1 month ago

​An amazing opportunity has arisen for an experienced Finance Business Partner to join our clients progressive timber business.   Reporting to the Finance Controller and working extremely closely with the Finance Director, Operational management and Commercial teams for the Builders Merchant and National Merchant accounts, the FBP will jump straight into some exciting projects within our manufacturing centres.

You will be collaborating with experienced General Managers to increase financial gains through effective cost controls and delivery of profit improvement projects at the manufacturing sites.  Additionally, you will work closely with the sales management teams to ensure margin improvement and control of pricing structures.  Essentially, the FBP will be surrounded by very experienced and knowledgeable people from the timber industry and will complement the management team with commercial finance expertise to improve the bottom line.

As with any finance accounting role, you will continue to have the day-to-day transactional activities as part of your remit.  This will include budget preparations, presentations of monthly Business Unit financials, regular reporting, managing the Company rebates, costing and stock valuation and developing the manufacturing measurement systems.

 We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a strong manufacturing and operational accounting experience (or FMCG background)

  • Is CIMA qualified (or have relevant experience without the qualification)

  • Understands pricing structures, sales and product development and can make a real difference to the sales/commercial teams’ ways of working.

  • Is a competent users of all Microsoft packages, specifically Excel at advanced level,

  • Is a SAP/Hana user will be very advantageous

  • Has a natural leadership style, and a flare for influencing others

  • Uses data, ideas and experiences to support continuous improvement and changes

  • Is happy to travel and work from all sites in Welshpool, Stoke and Melton, with occasional travel to Scotland.

The role could be based at either Melton (Hull) or Stoke-on-Trent, combined with some home working (80% office based).  Whilst the core office hours are 8am to 4.30pm our client is a flexible friendly organisation and welcome early discussions around flexible working to support your work life balance.

Our client is offering a competitive salary between £45k to £55k, dependent upon experience qualifications and location, plus generous pension contributions of up to 10% of your salary and participation in a bonus scheme linked to performance of the business.  They also offer Life Assurance, 33 days annual leave including bank holidays, free hot drinks on site, long length of service awards, as well as exclusive access to a discount and cashback scheme giving you the opportunity to save money from hundreds of retailers and services throughout the UK.