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Site Finance Business Partner

Ref: 76114

  • 60,000-65,000
  • 19 Nov 2021
  • Dublin (North)
  • Permanent

Site Finance Business Partner 

About the Position

This role provides dedicated finance business partnering support to the Site Director and their team, providing strategic insight into the financial implications of the business performance. They are responsible for interpreting the financial results and explaining the key drivers of this performance, with a view to driving profit improvement and challenging the business decisions. In particular initially this will focus on the cost of manufacture interpretation and they will own the accuracy this process. They will support 2 manufacturing sites

Key Responsibilities

Monthly Reporting

  • Interpret the monthly accounts to the site management team using both financial information and non-financial information
  • Provide insight into the performance using variance analysis and bridges and inspire site management to utilise this data
  • Identify large costs and variances, investigate and understand the key drivers to help improve future forecasting and budgeting
  • Align the business performance to other reporting and non-financial data issued within the business to ensure clarity of key drivers eg: sales & margin reporting, OEE, production volumes, quality  
  • Ensure the estimated cost of manufacture accurately reflects the real cost of manufacture  and deviations can be explained to site management
  • Responsible for the accuracy of the costings process at their sites ensuring that the correct cost to manufacture is used to base commercial decisions
  • Create consistent Margin Reporting and Variance analysis (Actuals v Std; Std v Estimating, GM by customer) and develop robust manufacturing P&L reporting.

Forecasting and Planning

  • Prepare the quarterly forecasting process ensuring a high level of forecast accuracy
  • Prepare the annual budget process in line with Divisional deadlines, working closely with the site management team

Controls Compliance

  • Ensure integrity of site controls and compliance
  • Support internal and external auditors at sites
  • Ensure all submission data is uploaded in line with Group deadlines for the sites
  • Ensure businesses comply with Group Accounting policies and Minimum Control Standards



  • Fully qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent) with good academics
  • Suit newly qualified up to 2 years PQE looking for a first BP role
  • Previous experience within a manufacturing environment essential
  • Experience of working in fast paced, dynamic environments
  • Able to travel to sites (incl Cork if necessary)
  • Experience of working with stakeholders of differing levels of seniority up to and including directors across finance and non-financial stakeholders
  • Able to build a strong partnership with the site management team & maintain a strong relationship with them
  • Ability to work as part of a larger team and at times be prepared to take on work outside of the role as required helping the team meet deadlines.
  • Advanced Excel skills to enable manipulation of multiple data sources to deliver detailed analytics is essential
  • Comfortable using numerous accounting packages with a good understanding of systems especially not fully integrated systems
  • Prior experience of Cognos Controller or similar package ( eg: Hyperion ) an advantage.
  • Good Powerpoint and presenting skills, comfortable presenting to, and receiving challenge from, senior management
  • Strategic thinker with ability to assess all targets in relation to the overall corporate strategy.
  • Comfortable in challenging, proposing, justifying, initiating and implementing change
  • Commercially astute. Prior experience of supporting a Commercial team preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate Influencing skills across colleagues of differing levels, both internal & external to finance
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously.
  • Proactive in identifying areas of improvement and working on own initiative.
  • Able to work effectively under pressure.
  • Highly organised / structured approach, with the ability to co-ordinate a large number tasks simultaneously.
  • Highly pragmatic – ability to use process / structure appropriately to achieve high quality results in required timescales.
  • Ability to quickly identify the underlying root cause / principles of a situation.


Remuneration Package

Competitive salary & benefits 

For more information on this role, or other accountancy roles, contact Annita McGettigan on 01 5927854 or email or click on the apply button below

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