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Finance Business Partner (North West London)

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    United Kingdom

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    £52,000 to £60,000

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    5 months ago

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​Edward Mann are currently recruiting on behalf of an Distribution Business based in North West London (Willesdon Junction). Our client is recruiting for a Finance Business Partner to join their team *hybrid working*

Reporting directly to the FC, the Finance Business Partner will be expected to engage with Sales, Logistics, IT and Senior Management and be the intermediary between finance and strategy. Your financial literacy, ability to manage key stakeholders and drive to improve business performance and processes will set you apart and make you a valuable member of the team.

This is a key role within the group, in addition to managing the Sales Ledger Assistant, and assisting with the accounting process where necessary, you will be involved in implementation and strong control of integrated stock & finance systems projects to support with the growth of the business.

Key Responsibilities include:

Business Partnering:

  • Work with the Logistics, Finance teams and Warehouses to ensure accurate Stock Accounting and Inventory reporting systems are managed with a high level of internal control.

  • Providing management reporting, variance analysis and KPI analysis and commentary, improving KPIs where possible.

  • Regular meetings with Sales Managers and Head of Operations to discuss Warehouse Stock Management - sales pipelines, review of stock, improvements, contingency plans.

  • Using data analytics & insights to advise on decisions to reduce costs, increase profit and revenue; balancing financial performance with customer value proposition.

  • Understand the trends of the business and be curious to investigate and analyse the data.

  • Submitting and analysing monthly Sales Trader reports.

  • Submitting and analysing Demurrage Cost Reports to Logistics team.

  • Working with the Accounts, Sales and Logistics teams to identifying and rollout process improvements as well as supporting and mentoring where necessary.

  • Ad-hoc analysis, accounting and reporting when requested.


  • Assist with the Year-End close along with VAT and Annual External Audit, accounting under UK GAAP/ FRS 102.

  • Assist the Management Accountant with reporting of UK/DE/NL VAT Returns & EC Sales List/Intrastat Returns where necessary.

  • Assist the Financial Controller in the annual budgeting and forecasting process, particularly revenue, whilst supporting the budget holders throughout the process.

  • Liaise with Purchase Ledger Controller and Logistics team, monitoring and reduce exposure to demurrage costs.

  • Manage company overhead cost review analysis, reporting cost efficiencies and lean processes to FC on monthly basis with any discrepancies.

  • Overseeing the Accounts Assistant (Sales Ledger) - Raising and Coding Sales Invoices, Debit Notes, Credit Notes across all 3 entities from ERP System, Aged Debtors Analysis and Credit Control.

  • Aged Creditors Analysis - Monthly Purchase Ledger review and tie up prepayments to final purchase ledger invoices (e.g. Albri’s Contracts) and allocate outgoing Direct Debit payments to schedules.

  • Assist with Cash Flow Forecasting / Cash Flow Management, regularly reviewing PO and SO Payment Terms of key contracts.

  • Tracking and Review of Employee Expenses.

  • Assist with the Year-End close along with VAT and Annual External Audit, accounting under UK GAAP/ FRS 102.

  • Completing and Submitting Office of National Statistics (ONS) Reports.

System Enhancement/Implementation Projects:

  • Working with Logistics and Sales colleagues to deliver and implement new integrated stock and finance systems and processes to add value to the business and drive efficiencies.

  • Take responsibility for the day-to-day functioning and ongoing development of the ERP system.

  • Improvements to current/Explore New system implementations

  • Project Cost tracking - Budget vs. Actual Project Cost throughout system implementation

  • Build and develop strong relationships with both finance and non-finance staff across the business, providing guidance and constructive challenge where required

  • Provide training and develop learning materials for non-finance staff

  • Be first point of contact and act as the bridge between the Accounts department and the rest of the business, providing milestone timeline updates to the FC and MD on a weekly/monthly/quarterly basis

  • Supporting and considering business case requests and project tracking from all departments and reporting to FC and MD for approval

  • Providing input and challenge into decision making from business, IT system and financial perspective

  • Lead and deliver change across multiple projects simultaneously and able to demonstrate prioritisation of tasks.

  • Review and establish effective internal controls within the business, and recommend areas for improvement

Candidate Spec:

  • Experience in a similar level accounting position - experience around business partnering and improvement projects are highly desirable

  • Suitable for Part-Qualified/Finalist/Qualified/QBE

Edward Mann Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Edward Mann Ltd is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply