Assistant Finance Business Partner

Michael Page
Merseyside, Liverpool
Up to £40000 per annum + full benefits package
06 Mar 2019
06 Apr 2019
Abbie Soutar
Contract type
Part time

The role is to support Finance Business Partners to co-ordinate management reporting, providing financial support, analysis and challenge in all areas of the Operating Company.

Client Details

The business is one of the leading transport operators in Europe.


  • Conduct monthly variance analyses, investigate root cause & agree action plans to improve performance.

  • Proactively improve current FBP process & implement new ones to improve the service provided by finance

  • Significant involvement in forecasting & budgeting processes ensuring our forecasts reflect the significant plans we have to improve the business

  • Identifying opportunities to improve business performance

  • Responsible for efficient running of key FBP processes such as capital investments, variance analysis & cost control and internal control audits

  • Responsible for preparing presentations to senior management

  • Supporting Finance Business Partners in Area meetings and reviews, providing insight and support using both financial and non-financial data and KPI's, as well as challenging General Managers on their performance, future plans and outlook

  • Primary contact with offsite finance shared services team to ensure transactions are understood and reconciliations are reviewed, challenged and signed-off.

The role will require occasional travel to sites in Merseyside, Manchester and North Wales.


The successful candidate will be:

-A newly qualified accountant with ambition to showcase their skills & progress within the company

-Commercially minded

-Confident in their ability to challenge senior mangers and stakeholders

-Expert level of financial analyses and presentation.

-Experience of reviewing & challenging balance sheet reconciliations

-Experience of reviewing & challenging balance sheet

-Experience of improving finance processes.

-Expert knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel (other transaction based systems will be beneficial such as Oracle or SAP).

-Excellent planning & communication skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

-Ability to challenge management to improve performance

-Team player with the ability to develop good on-going relationships with all internal and external customers.

Job Offer

£40,000 basic salary plus full benefits package

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