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Finance Business Partner

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  • Location:

    Cardiff

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jessica Harmer

  • Email:

    Jessica.Harmer@yolkrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH36440

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    15 August 2024

What You'll Be Responsible For:

As a Finance Business Partner, you'll provide essential services to our Operational Business, fostering strong working relationships with budget holders and ensuring a consistent finance presence in the relevant business areas. Your key responsibilities will include:

  1. Effective Communication: Engage and communicate effectively with budget holders and managers.
  2. Challenging Expenditure: Develop the confidence and skills to challenge spends, categorisations, and processes within your area.
  3. Active Presence: Maintain an active presence in all business partner areas.
  4. Meeting Participation: Attend and participate in Budget Holder meetings as needed.
  5. Variance Analysis: Prepare variance analysis commentaries on monthly reports.
  6. Report Management: Run monthly finance reports in SAP, exporting to Excel and Word.
  7. Budget Preparation: Assist in preparing zero-based budgets.
  8. Month-End Journals: Prepare and post month-end journals and accruals via SAP.
  9. Accruals Preparation: Run blocked and parked reports in SAP and prepare accruals.
  10. Balance Sheet Reconciliation: Analyse and reconcile balance sheet codes on SAP ledgers.
  11. Audit Assistance: Support internal or external audits by retrieving necessary information.
  12. Payment Runs: Cover weekly payment runs, payroll audits, one bill payments, and balance sheet reconciliations.
  13. TOTEX Reports: Prepare and distribute monthly TOTEX reports to budget holders.
  14. Forecasts and Business Plans: Prepare forecasts and Business Plans for relevant business areas.
  15. Financial Transactions: Accurately record and process financial transactions, ensuring management accounting reporting requirements are met.
  16. Professional Approach: Deliver financial information enthusiastically to non-financial budget holders and managers at all levels.
  17. Other Duties: Undertake any other duties as required to meet business needs.

Who You'll Work With:

Internal:

  • Reporting to the Finance Manager
  • Close collaboration with the Management Accounts Team
  • Monthly contact with operational staff
  • Internal audit

External:

  • Suppliers
  • External Audit

About You:

Qualifications:

  • Studying towards a recognized accountancy qualification or holding a recognized accounting technician qualification (AAT or similar) (Essential)

Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience of working in a finance environment (Essential)

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Enthusiastic about putting customers first (Essential)
  • Robust systems and processes knowledge to produce accurate data (Essential)
  • Proficiency in SAP financial modules (FI/CO) (Essential)
  • Strong IT skills, especially in Microsoft Excel and Word (Essential)
  • Effective communication skills with finance team members and budget holders (Essential)
  • Ability to analyse and interpret financial information (Essential)
  • Professional engagement with key budget holders (Essential)
  • Ability to communicate in Welsh (Desirable)

Benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary and 33 days of annual leave (pro rata, including public holidays), we offer a range of employee benefits and rewards, including:

  • Variable pay schemes with potential yearly bonuses
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions up to 11%
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Progression opportunities with funded training, coaching, and mentoring programs
  • Discounts on gym memberships and high street shopping
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car-leasing scheme
  • Health CashBack scheme
  • Employee assistance program for employees and immediate family

Join a not-for-profit company that values customer trust and cares about our beautiful environment every day. Apply now to become a part of our dedicated team!

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