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Finance Business Partner

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As a Finance Business Partner to the manufacturing team you will work closely with your stakeholders to help drive performance through great relationship building skills and strong analytical skills to support optimised decision making for the business unit.  You will be involved in maximising short term performance results and supporting longer term strategic business cases to drive the manufacturing business forward as a key part of the broader DFS business. 

Alongside this, you will be part of the core DFS group Finance team, helping to build excellent relationships across the business and keeping Finance at the core of decision making. As such, you will have the ability to liaise with a wide range of senior Finance and non Finance stakeholders, playing a key role in supporting decision making and in producing a high standard of quality management information, financial plans and business case development.

 

A day in the life of...

  • Business partnering - the Business Partner role will work with a wide range of stakeholders across the business; with the ability to build strong relationships that allows you to constructively challenge and support with your own ideas and thoughts.
  • As a Finance Business Partner to the manufacturing team you will work closely with your stakeholders to help drive performance through great relationship building skills and strong analytical skills to support optimised decision making for the business unit.  You will be involved in maximising short term performance results and supporting longer term strategic business cases to drive the manufacturing business forward as a key part of the broader DFS business.  Alongside this, you will be part of the core DFS group Finance team, helping to build excellent relationships across the business and keeping Finance at the core of decision making. As such, you will have the ability to liaise with a wide range of senior Finance and non Finance stakeholders, playing a key role in supporting decision making and in producing a high standard of quality management information, financial plans and business case development. 
  • Internal reporting - Review, analyse, and communicate financial performance to key stakeholders, providing an understanding of performance and opportunities to drive future improvements
  • Budget management and forecasting - Aid the creation of rolling forecast and budgets that are realistic, robust and agile, working with stakeholders to ensure delivery of business and financial performance with clear identification of risks and opportunities
  • Financial modelling - to prepare financial models as needed, developing business cases in conjunction with stakeholders and other Business Units to enhance business performance, putting in place robust post implementation review processes performance vs. business cases
  • Continual Improvement - Proactively identify opportunities for process improvement 
  • Deputise as required and support the wider team as and when required
 

In an ideal world...

  • You have strong communication skills with both finance and non finance managers across all levels with ability to succinctly communicate financial information and begin to influence
  • Ability to prioritise and manage expectations 
  • Desire to continually improve processes 
  • Team player who will support cross functionally as and when required 
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of tasks
  • Flexible to managing changing requirements of the business and team 
  • Proven business partnering experience 
  • Good written and verbal skills and proven experience of reporting 
  • Awareness and interest in getting to know the business to support insight led decision making
  • Significant experience as a Finance Analyst looking to take their first or second move into a Business Partnering commercial role
  • Professional: Minimum Part Qualified, within 12 months of completing (ACCA, CIMA) or newly qualified (CIMA/ACCA/CA)
 

Pay and Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus (based on company & personal performance)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance 
  • Holiday allowance 
  • Company pension scheme with 4% company contribution

All offer are subject to references and DBS checks

Due to the volume of applications, we reserve the right to close this role early and so encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible.

A little about Sofology

Our Group comprises of DFS, Sofology and The Sofa Delivery Company. Our Group is a vibrant community of outstanding individuals contributing their talents across our renowned brands and crucial support functions. We work together across famous brands, each person playing a special role in shaping furniture retailing.

At our core, we're driven by a clear purpose to bring great design and comfort into every home, affordably, responsibly and sustainably. DFS and Sofology are complementary – they appeal to different customer segments and allow us to target the majority of the market with creative direction managed by each brand team. Our customers and our people are at the heart of everything we do, and our culture is rooted in our values.

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