Finance Business Partner

  • Job Reference: 12961
  • Date Posted: 28 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Rutland, England
  • Salary: £45,000 to £65,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Excellent benefits
  • Sector: Accountancy
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Finance Business Partner

Manufacturing Cost and Operations

RUTLAND                               £45K to £65K

Our client is a successful SME Food manufacturing business. Due to expansion, following the acquisition of another business, it is seeking to recruit an experienced Cost & Management Accountant as Finance Business Partner.

Job Overview

Work closely with key stakeholders to review product manufacturing costs, create standardised product costings, evaluate product profitability, and seek cost efficiency to improve margins / profitability. Work with the Commercial Team to support information, reconciliations and costings to customers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and control of manufacturing product cost models. Produce and improve costings/ bill of materials and product pricing including liaising with manufacturing and sales team to provide knowledge and analysis on manufacturing costs
  • Implement weekly production reports
  • Implement production variance reporting
  • Margin analysis of both manufactured and bought in products
  • Stock valuation and review of obsolescence
  • Work closely alongside the NPD, Sales and Operations team to manage business profitability both in current and new products. Ad hoc and business partnering projects for these Teams
  • Work with Commercial team on Customer open book costings, analysis and other support
  • Reconciliations required for stock and products at customers/suppliers

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must have experience as a Cost Accountant or Management Accountant or Operational Accountant within a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven experience in a similar role within a food manufacturing environment would be desirable
  • Professional qualification such as CIMA / ACCA is highly desirable but not essential.
  • Thorough understanding of standard costing, BOM's, inventory management and manufacturing processes.
  • Advanced Excel skills and the ability to perform data analysis.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate and challenge effectively with cross-functional teams and non-finance personnel.
  • Comfortable in a changing and developing environment

Salary Range £45K to £65K + Benefits