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Finance Business Partner Operations

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: Up to £45,000 + Bonus + Benefits per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 10 months ago

  • Sector: Finance & Audit
  • Contact: Mandy Abelson
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 883 2760
  • Expiry Date: 19 September 2023
  • Job Ref: MAB/10732

MERJE are delighted to be exclusively working with an Employee owned FMCG Organisation who are currently going through a period of growth.

As part of this they require a Talented Operational Finance Business Partner to provide finance support to the Operations Team

Reporting to the Senior Finance Business Partner (Operations) your responsibilities will be as below:


Support the development and implementation of variance reporting, analysis, and follow-up for KPIs across the entire Operations function.

Support the implementation and operation of robust controls and reporting to ensure all cost of sales, Excise/CCT, and overhead elements are correctly recorded and reported in the period results.

Work with Operations to develop and implement effective labour utilisation and line efficiency data capture and reporting

Support the implement and operation of robust controls and reporting to ensure that all packaging, bulk and finished goods stock accurately are recorded, reconciled, and valued.

Perform routine material standard cost reviews and periodic SAP Standard Cost updates.

Support the Senior Finance Business Partner and Operational colleagues across ad-hoc project work.

Work collaboratively and proactively with Commercial Finance to ensure volume and pricing decisions drive profitability for the Business

Qualifications and Skills :

Ideally educated to Degree level and studying to become a Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA)

Experience working in a FMCG accounting environment desirable.

SAP or similar ERP system experience would be very beneficial.

Experience of change processes to maximise efficiency in processes, results and team structure.

Excellent systems experience including proficiency in Microsoft Excel (Intermediate level such as pivot tables and v look ups), Word, and PowerPoint.

Demonstrated mathematical and analytical knowledge and the ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem Experienced at implementing change to maximise efficiency in processes, results and team structure.