Location: England
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 months ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Office Support
Contact Name: Jenna-Jayne Petty

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Finance Business Partner

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Finance Business Partner at a leading provider of technical services for the automotive and manufacturing industries based in Coventry.

The Finance Business Partner is responsible for the provision of robust, sustainable and transparent financial performance reporting and commercial support to your Region. This role should be the 'Finance Director' for the region and involved and supporting all decision making at site and regional level.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare, analyse and explain monthly financial results within your operational contracts, in line with company processes and formal accounting standards
  • Produce budgets and forecast with your Regional and Operational Managers to establish realistic, but challenging objectives
  • Support the Regional General Manager and Operational teams to resolve commercial issues, whilst reviewing and challenging commercial assumptions to drive improved financial performance
  • Support the Regional General Manager by identifying best practice within the region and across the business and sharing the knowledge with Operational Managers to improve overall performance
  • Prepare and update pricing paper/quotes with supporting documentation (engineering estimates) for current contracts and non-competitive renewals, keeping the CRM system updated with order intake.
  • Support the creation of the engineering estimate for new business by applying knowledge and understanding of our current contracts and preparing investment appraisals as required to ensuring we are making data driven recommendations.
  • Pro-active management of Order to Cash process (Including Accrued Sales and Deferred Sales) Report on working capital status and develop mechanism with Operational teams to ensure Working capital optimisation.
  • Works closely with the Regional General Manager and the Operational Management teams to be seen as a key part of the overall regional management team.
  • Works closely with the FP&A and Accounting teams to ensure efficient finance processes and best practice sharing
  • Works closely with the Regional Sales Manager to support development of appropriate business cases for new business awards
  • Takes initiative to ensure best practice is shared between all operational business units
  • Able to manage time dependent on the need of each operational site
  • Identify & mitigate key business risks with Region, ensuring action plans are developed to offset any shortfall to budgets.

This role will work closely with the Regional General Manager as well as the site operational management team of your allocated contracts. This role will also be visible to the UK BoM when presenting performance data, budgets/forecast or costing models.

  • You will need to plan your diary to effectively support all contracts within your remit.
  • You will be expected to be spend a significant amount of time at your sites, working closely with your operational managers. Attendance at the HQ in Coventry will be on average once per week, and one to two days may be work from home, subject to the WFH conditions and business needs.
  • You will need to identify and correct any training deficiencies across the finance processes within your operational managers.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience


  • Professional accountancy qualification (e.g., CIMA / ACCA) - either qualified or actively studying
  • Experience within a management accounting role
  • Ability to analyse data
  • Organised and detail focused
  • Microsoft Office proficient Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Current UK Driving licence


  • Strong knowledge of ERP systems
  • Experience within a multi-site business
  • Skills, Abilities and Personal Qualities


  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, to build relationships at all levels and motivate a team to complete tasks from start to finish
  • Able to adapt to shifting urgencies and priorities.
  • Ability to prioritise and re-prioritise work, in order to meet tight time scales
  • Resilience - maintains effective work behaviour in the face of setbacks and pressure

Role will predominantly be based with the North region, but will require travel throughout UK, and potentially Europe for Group conferences

Salary for this position is £39,780

Regular working hours are 37.5 hours (Monday to Friday). Nevertheless, the demands of this position may require that from time-to-time irregular hours including weekends and bank holidays may need to be worked, to align to our deadlines.

For immediate consideration please send your CV without delay to or call 07718 763550


This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Staffing Solutions only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency.

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