Finance Business Partner

Finance Business Partner

Job Title: Finance Business Partner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Greenford, London
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 896340_1571739737
Contact Name: Paul Lathbury
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 22, 2019 11:22

Job Description

Finance Business Partner

Are you an experienced Finance Professional and a born leader?

Your leadership skills will enable you to provide leadership to the finance team and guide larger multi-disciplinary teams.

Your role will be to provide leadership in all aspects of finance. You will ensure the maintenance of adequate financial controls; producing timely and insightful information; and contributing to and managing the process and adherence to forecasts, budgets and strategic plans.

line management responsibility of a small team (~5) which includes dotted line reports from other locations with respect to reporting and consolidation for the wider business. Management of the Finance function to ensure efficient, effective and complaint delivery of the monthly accounts, cash control, costing systems, control of revenue expenditure in support of the company requirements for reporting to Group.

Responsible for / Key responsibilities (including but not limited to)
Financial & Operational Management
*Ensure effective processes are in place to accurately cost products and services and manage gross margin maximisation. Oversee the preparation of cost estimates for bids and proposals, ensure commercial terms meet with financial goals and that risks have been fully assessed and mitigated for CS.
*Support in the preparation, presentation and delivery of annual budget and strategic planning process. Ensuring cooperation and alignment with department heads. Present operational metrics to monitor and explain progress. Implement a programme of timely corrective actions where necessary.
*Oversee the preparation and approval of all financial reporting materials and metrics as required by the Managing Director and the Finance Director. Ensure information is accurate, timely, complete and appropriate for purpose.
*Ensure that finance team maintain financial records and systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and are compliant with local and governmental reporting requirements and that provisioning is appropriate for the level of risk.
*Ensure compliance with company policies, a robust controls environment is in place and that approval processes and delegated authorities are adhered to. Ensure audit issues are resolved in a timely manner.
*Manage cash flow and exchange risk, including proactive working capital management and accurate cash forecasting.
*Direct all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting.
*Evaluate business processes, recommend and implement improvements.
*Proactively challenge the assumptions inherent in financial data presented in order to make an appropriate judgement as to its validity and value.
*Consolidate all financial reporting into a company view, including actuals, management reporting, forecasts, budgets and the strategic plan.
*Identify and support the implementation of the IFS and its ongoing improvements and manage the transition of work to the Shared Service Centre for the wider company business.
*Complete and review of annual statutory financial and tax packs.
*Prepare and review sales and margins analysis and reporting. Ensuring an understanding of movements and variance to budget and prior years.
*Coordinate requirements in support of internal and external audits.

Team Management
*Provide leadership to the Finance team by providing clear goals and objectives aligned with the Business plan. Guide larger multi-disciplinary teams outside of direct span of control.
*Engage other members of the Management Team to facilitate cross-department collaboration that ensures that all financial and IT solutions positively support the business's strategic plan execution, operational delivery, and data collection needs.
*Work to continuously improve the finance function and the way it serves others in the Company.

Role requirements
Flexibility to travel as required to ensure appropriate business oversight. Able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearances as required by the business. Able to work flexibly to meet the role requirements.

Qualifications / skills required
*Recognised professional accounting qualification (CIMA, ACCA, ACA).
*Educated to degree level or equivalent.
*Technically and managerial competent with impact awareness of specialist areas including foreign exchange management, controls and governance, audit, ethics and risk management. Full understanding of IAS.
*Experienced in the defence contracting industry and government contracting regulations.
*Experience in forecasting, budgeting and variance analysis.

Finance Business Partner - Finance, Business Partner, Defence, Government, Manager
Location - Greater London + Regular UK and occasional overseas travel
Salary - Competetive

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a permanent position

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.