Finance Business Partner

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Our client is a leading privately owned business operating with the construction / contracting / house building industry ideally located in Staffordshire and with the hybrid working offering makes easily accessible from across the East and West Midlands in close proximity to M42 / M6 Toll / A5.

As part of the companies continued expansion, FRS have been enlisted to assist with the recruitment of a commercially focused qualified Accountant to join the business as Management Accountant / Finance Business Partner.

Working closely with the Finance Director, this is a key and progressive role within the Division and offers excellent career prospects and exposure to C Suite within Group.

Provide finance support to the Regional Financial Director through the production of timely and accurate management and financial information

Key Responsibilities:
Month End Accounting
• Assist Financial Director with preparation of the monthly management accounts for the region within agreed timescales provide by group;
• Undertake regional balance sheet reconciliations and own the resolution of issues;
• Process journals and ensure appropriate approvals are in place;
• Support the review of all budget and forecast variances through the production of monthly variance reports
• Cash Management
• Support the regions cash forecasting through the coordination of all aspects of cash reporting and the identification of risks and opportunities for both revenue and cost
• Support the preparation of regional reviews by providing timely cash reporting and variance analysis at a regional and site level
• Work closely with the QS’s and Site Teams to understand the cash requirements of a scheme to ensure all forecasting is robust and sites’ cash usage is understood and progresses as planned
• Work with the Commercial department to ensure the robust forecasting of grant funding and payments from Registered Providers, including the tracking and reclaim of retentions
• Support the central finance team and treasury with all adhoc cash reporting requests and provide the team with timely and accurate information

Profit Management
• Update sales price analysis on a weekly basis and provide the regional management team with a forward forecast of price variance based upon current sales releases and achieved prices. Identify risks and opportunities
• Support and challenge the sales team in the forecasting of legal completions in order to identify opportunities for over delivery and risks of under-delivery.
• Produce reports on monthly marketing spend by site versus budget/forecast and review with sales teams to challenge and reforecast. Identify opportunities for savings.
• Support the monthly / quarterly site review process by providing financial information at a site level against CapEx, Budget and Forecast for all schemes;
• Support the reforecast process and annual budgeting process
• Support the annual year-end audit process

Management Information a
• Collation of ad hoc reporting information as and when requested by senior management;
• Produce and maintain other finance specific reports in relation to sales security, stock, sales type analysis and cost tracking
• Prepare monthly Build WIP Analysis and use this to aid in setting and actively controlling WIP on site to within the threshold levels
• Support other areas of the business Commercial / Sales / Construction with financial modelling for new opportunities
• Perform any other reasonable ad-hoc duties as required

The ideal candidate for this position will be qualified or working towards ACA / ACCA / CIMA and ideally have at least 2-3 years demonstrated experience operating within a Management Accounting / Finance Business Partnering Role.
Whilst still playing a key role in the monthly management accounting process, this candidate will be front a centre in driving improvement across the business and being the face of finance across the Division and into Group.
This role will include a strong emphasis to financial analysis and business partnering to those in Commercial, Sales, and Construction Depts and is therefore ideally suited to a candidate wanting a more outward facing / business focused position.

Other Key Skills.
• Excellent verbal and written presentation skills, confidence to business partner with stakeholders
• Advanced Excel skills and Excellent IT skills
• Able to prioritise own workload and manage time in order to meet deadlines
• Self-motivated with a can-do attitude
• Enthusiastic, Flexible & adaptable
• Good verbal and written communicator

In return my client is able to offer a competitive basic salary of up to £60,000 sizable bonus, good benefits and excellent opportunities for career development with Hybrid working being offered.