Part Qualified Finance Business Partner

Gleeson Recruitment Group
£29000 - £35000 per annum + Study Support
27 Jul 2017
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

**Part Qualified Finance Business Partner**

Gleeson Recruitment Group are currently working alongside a Market Leading Manufacturing business based in the heart of Birmingham City Centre to appoint a Part Qualified Finance Business Partner to the team.
This Part Qualified Finance Business Partner is a permanent opportunity paying circa £30,000 per annum + Study Support

Role purpose
To ensure there is integrity in Standard and Current Costs, to provide Sales with Cost Estimates and to review profitability of both new and existing business by working with Sales and Purchasing.
Internal contacts

  • Sales
  • Manufacturing
  • Purchasing
  • Technical

Part Qualified Finance Business Partner Duties and responsibilities

  • Assist the Finance Function where necessary in maintaining integrity in costs held within the FourthShift system
  • Provide Sales Team with costs/GM% for quotes to new business to Customers using Salesforce and Fourth Shift
  • Review GM% post shipping of new business to check whether GM% has changed, establish reasons why and suggest corrective action to improve
  • Monitor Customer order quantities against original forecast/commitment and bring any material differences to the attention of Sales and Purchasing for discussion with the Customer
  • Work with Purchasing and Sales to ensure we have all of the information required to make commercially sound commitments on Purchase Orders
  • Review assembly and test times on Fourth Shift
  • Review Change of Price Authorization Forms from Purchasing for Current and Standard costs
  • Analyse changes in Current Costs for Suppliers and report back
  • Assist the Financial Controller on the preparation of CAR Forms where necessary
  • Monitor low or negative GM% lines by Customer order/shipment and report back to Management on actions taken to improve
  • Look at GM trends and report back to Management in a concise and easy to understand format
  • Assist the Finance Department on ad-hoc projects including yearend.
  • Assist the Finance Department in the Budgeting process and ad-hoc modelling reports

Qualifications & experience

  • Qualified to University Degree level or by experience in a similar job for a similar company
  • Experienced in working in a high volume, high pressure Manufacturing environment
  • Experienced in making sound commercial decisions
  • Experienced in working with Sales, Purchasing and Technical Departments
  • Experienced in working with bills of material and routings on MRP system
  • Computer literate with an excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, preferably an advanced user of Excel.
  • Experience of working in a multi-currency environment with overseas Customers and Suppliers

Professional Skills

  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written with the ability to communicate with people at all levels and from diverse cultures
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with both external and internal contacts
  • Capable of challenging existing practices, processes and systems to deliver improvements to benefit the business
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise a busy workload
  • Able to work on own initiative and attention to detail essential


  • Strong character with the ability to comfortably question and challenge Managers in other Departments
  • Good attention to detail and good technical knowledge of product range and processes
  • Very strong commercial approach
  • A natural team player who engenders trust and confidence in others whilst supporting their development so that they can become part of strong, effective teams
  • An innovator who can proactively identify improvements which will enhance delivery of the Finance function
  • Flexible, not afraid to listen to others and acknowledge the value of their knowledge and experience and act on it where appropriate
  • Professional credibility and integrity
  • Ability to develop and maintain respect from colleagues and customers

Quality, Environmental Health and Safety

  • Read and understand Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety policy and discuss with their immediate superior any specific points which require clarification
  • Take reasonable care for their own safety and those around them who may be affected by their acts or omissions
  • Co-operate with the company in achieving and maintaining Quality, Environmental Health and Safety standards where relevant and as directed
  • Report to their manager any actual or potential risks, accidents or dangerous occurrences that they identify in the work place

System security requirements:

  • To ensure the confidentiality and integrity of company information is maintained and is not compromised
  • To observe and adhere to IT policies and procedures in effect at any given time
  • To report any security incident or perceived irregularity to their Line Manager and the IT Department

If this Part Qualified Finance Business Partner is of interest do not hesitate in applying!

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