Finance Business Partner (Fixed Term 12 months)

Finance Business Partner (Fixed Term 12 months)

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London, United Kingdom.
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Reports to: Head of Finance UK

Location: London – Heathrow

Introduction to role

Vanderlande is the global market leader in automation systems and solutions for customers within the Airports, Parcel & Warehousing sectors striving to improve the competitiveness of our customers through Value Added logistic process automation. The Finance Business Partner will be responsible for delivering high quality information while meeting tight deadlines to deliver financial & management accounting information. A dynamic, driven, self- starter, business aware candidate is required to help deliver financial KPI’s for the customer centre. This is role is currently for 1 year Fixed Term Contract with aspiration to be made permanent with Organisation’s growth.

Role Responsibilities

As the Finance Business Partner for Key Local Customers such as Heathrow, you will play a pivotal role in Control and support of the business, related to financial topics in customer opportunities. This role is further detailed across our organisation Core Values as per below

  • Trusted Business Partner for all types of Projects (Installation and Site Based)
  • Maintain project profitability through good project control
  • Understand Commercial Terms & Conditions of the financial deliverables for relevant contracts (Fixed, Time & Material, Target and GMP)
  • Update latest estimates forecast in alignment with all stakeholders
  • Adherence to Month End Processes in a timely manner
  • Support Internal and External audits across financial deliverables
  • Liaise closely with Group Treasury to ensure non-GBP metrics are hedged where applicable
  • Adherence to Framework process agreed with customer
  • Prepare monthly Order Intake, Revenue and Margin forecasts
  • Monthly Analysis of Actuals v/s Forecast to manage FY targets (Deliver what we say)
  • Responsible for Budgeting and Forecasting for respective domains in liaison with Customer Centre and Stakeholders
  • Contribution to Risk Assessment Control (Risk and Opportunity
  • Customer KPI Satisfaction
  • Contribution towards our NPS Scoring
  • Finance Lead in Monthly Customer and Supplier meetings
  • Working with Contracts that include close negotiations with Unions
  • Deliver Financial Awareness to internal stakeholders
  • As part of the Finance Community Groups globally, share best practice (Back to Basics)
  • Assist with Financial Control and Reporting Cycle internally to stakeholders
  • Periodic review of activities in compliance with JSOX
  • Liaise with Commercial Managers where applicable to discuss AFP and commercial risks and opportunities impacting P&L
  • Assist with Ad-hoc tasks for Finance Compliance
  • Ensure process is followed across all activities of Finance
  • No Surprise Culture (manage early warnings with stakeholders and Group Finance)
  • Deliver what we say (Be realistic with forecast submissions) alongside Project Managers
  • Consistency in Financial Reporting (understood by all audience)

Role Qualification and Skills

  • Business Partnering experience
  • Good understanding of accounting for large, multi-year contracts
  • Preferred Experience of JD Edwards and Hubble SBC7 reporting systems
  • Project accounting experience including Percentage of Completion
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of NEC would be an advantage
  • Finance and Commercial skills
  • Knowledge of Inventory (Consignment stock)
  • Team player as well as ability to work on own initiative
  • Experience of management accounts, including forecasting, reporting and variance analysis
  • Confident and hands-on self-starter, able to quickly reach a senior, valued position within the organisation
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to quickly develop high quality working relations
  • Good sense of setting the right priorities in a demanding and dynamic environment
  • Focused on continuous, pro-active identification and realisation of process improvements within all business segments
  • Preferred but not required: Master degree in accounting or business administration, and/or equivalent business experience
  • Experience within a subsidiary of a foreign multinational, able to handle both the interests of the UK company and Vanderlande Group

What we offer

  • 28 days of annual leave (excluding public holidays)
  • Bupa Medical Cover
  • YuLife – Wellbeing membership with fast access to GP appointments, promotion of health and wellbeing along with daily quests to gain Yucoins that can be swapped for shopping vouchers
  • Perkbox includes things such as free eye tests at Specsavers including discounts on Glasses, free cinema vouchers and a weekly free coffee from Nero. Along with hundreds of savings on day-to-day shopping, trips etc.
  • A challenging work environment with lots of opportunities of career progression.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension with Aviva

Diversity & Inclusion

Vanderlande is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualifies applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age marital status or disability status. If you feel there is a barrier that potentially prevents you from applying, we are always happy to discuss or explore, any reasonable adjustments can be made to support your application.

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