Finance Business Partner (Pricing)

  • Job Reference: 6962940
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2020
  • Recruiter: Midlands
  • Location: Droitwich, Worcestershire, England
  • Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Venn Group are recruiting for a 12 month FTC Finance Business Partner position for a large established client based in Droitwich. The ideal candidate will come from a retail or manufacturing background or have relevant experience in industry.

In this role the key responsibilities will include:

  • Having a detailed understanding of the underlying monthly performance

  • Investigating variances in customer volumes and profitability on a regular basis

  • Provide input into detailed budget and forecasting process with the Commercial teams in the retail sector, collaborating with the Management Account teams

  • Co-ordinate the monthly reporting and forecasting cycle, as required by the business

  • Responsible for consolidation of retail financial data from all systems into accurate and relevant information, necessary for the business to make commercial decisions 

  • Challenging and influencing the sales team on customer volume and DB1 assumptions

  • Reviewing the outputs of the account profitability systems and work with the Commercial Controlling Business Partner to identify and integrate improvements to improve accuracy and speed of reporting

  • Work with the business partner to drive increased value into the customer account

  • Taking ownership of the process for evaluating new business proposals, ensuring accurate inputs and supporting the commercial team through the process

  • Provide cover for the Business Partner at key meetings if required

  • Identify and implement improvements in the commercial review process, including the monthly demand review, weekly volume analysis

  • Provide key input into the monthly pre-commercial review providing insight into customer performance and challenging the commercial team as to how to improve results

  • Working with Financial Accounting team and Commercial team to review, assess and where appropriate sign off the month end accruals position for each customer every month. Ensure all accruals are fully supported by authorised GO documentation

  • Providing support to the sales team providing analysis and insight as a result of customer requests

  • Ensure that all documentation is appropriately filed and controlled so that access is given only to those that need it

Key skills & experience

  • Essential: Working towards a recognised Accountancy qualification

  • Essential: Strong Excel and analytical skills