Finance Business Partner

Sector:Not for Profit
Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£55,000 per annum
Town/City:Central London
County:Greater London
Job ref:39357
Post Date:22. 03. 2024
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About the Role

Harper May is currently collaborating with a respected Nonprofit Organisation, dedicated to positive change and committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals and communities.

As the Finance Business Partner, you will serve as a strategic advisor to our program teams, providing financial expertise and insight to support effective decision-making and resource allocation. This is a unique opportunity to apply your financial skills and passion for social impact in a dynamic nonprofit environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide a high-quality financial support to the nominated internal stakeholders. These may vary and will include some of the following: Food, Supply Chain & Logistics teams, Network Partner support, Operational centres (warehouses) and Support functions. 
  • Deliver monthly management accounts and KPI reporting for the nominated stakeholders. Monitor spend and provide financial insight and expertise to drive the delivery in line with Group strategic direction. 
  • Collaborate with the nominated internal stakeholders to develop and manage budgets and forecasts. 
  • Enhance financial reporting and analysis and develop KPI capabilities for the nominated stakeholders. 
  • Coach budget holders on finance systems and processes to develop effective budget management and controls.
  • Provide cover for other Finance Business Partners when required, mainly around month end processes and management account reporting. 
  • Involvement in month end processes: produce month end journals, conduct balance sheet reconciliations for the nominated business centres. 
  • Support with the development and monitoring compliance of the financial policies and processes and controls. 
  • Oversee financial aspects of grants, ensuring compliance and accurate reporting to funders. 
  • Provide financial guidance and support to the finance transactional team. 
  • Line manage (or dotted line management responsibilities, dependant on experience) the finance offices in the operational centres (warehouses)
  • Lead on process improvements in the business areas of responsibility. 
  • Provide any other support as and when required. 
  • Some travel to the operational centres and network partners, across the UK, will be required.

Qualifications/Skills

  • CIMA/ACCA/ACA fully qualified or equivalent experience
  • Business partnering experience, preferably in a similar size organisation and business model. Experience in the commercial Supply Chain & Logistics industry will be of advantage.
  • A good track record in managing month end processes
  • Strong financial accounting background
  • Advanced Excel skills and experience using a range of accounting software and financial reporting tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt a style to various stakeholders
  • Ability to build effective relationships across teams, ensuring staff are supported, motivated and challenged to achieve objectives 
  • Line management experience will be of advantage
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to adapt and influence change
  • An understanding of either the food industry and/or the logistics industry would be advantageous

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