Finance Business Partner


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January 16, 2024
Job Type
£40000 - £45000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Rachel Holland
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Company Details and Job Overview:

A permanent Finance Business Partner role has become available within a large manufacturing Group in Kendal. With an international operational reach and 500+ employees worldwide, the organisation is regarded as a market leader in the specialist field in which it operates, supplying to many well-known and prestigious brands globally. “People” are a core focus within the Group – investing heavily in their staff to enable job satisfaction and career advancement opportunities is core within their values.

Key Benefits/ Rewards on Offer:

The successful candidate will benefit from a market leading rewards and benefits package, outlined below:

• Competitive starting salary depending on experience
• Flexible working arrangements including a hybrid working model
• Bonus schemes
• Company pension up to 6% employer contribution
• 25 days annual leave entitlement + bank holidays
• Sick pay up to 26 weeks
• Life assurance, 4 x salary
• Discount schemes
• Cycle to work scheme
• On site company gym
• Awards and recognition schemes
• Various healthcare and wellbeing benefits

Your New Role as Finance Business Partner:

Reporting to the Financial Controller and working in a friendly team, responsibilities will include:

• Preparation of management accounts with analysis and commentary
• Build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships to enable strong financial performance and aid effective decision making
• Daily review of projects, challenging variances Vs budget and performance, delivering findings to production and management
• Provision of ad hoc analysis to highlight true resource utilisation, operational efficiency, and team profitability
• Ongoing review of expenditure, providing commentary
• Providing advice and support to non-finance heads of departments
• Providing variance analysis/KPIs/commentary to management deriving key insights from reports to drive proactive and good decision making
• Production of budgets and forecasts
• Support commercial teams with new business initiatives including pricing strategies and new business tendering
• Support with the review and improvement of existing processes, ensuring robust controls and best practice
• Supporting and mentoring junior finance staff as required

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

The ideal candidate will be proven in a similar level Management Accounting/Finance Business Partnering position, ideally with knowledge of a manufacturing or product based business. Strong communication and business partnering skills are pivotal, with the ability to influence and challenge where required. Strong IT skills are also essential including Excel as you will be using complex models and spreadsheets, handling large data volumes.

This vacancy is being handled by Rachel Holland at Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. As market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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