Nomad Foods Europe / Birds Eye

  • Finance Business Partner

    Job Locations UK-Middlesex-Feltham
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1757
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    This key role based at our European HQ in Bedfont provides vital Finance Business Partner support to the Head Office Senior Management team. You will also have ownership of the reporting and planning process for Group Head Office Overhead (‘Indirects’) budgets.

    Responsibilities

    Scope

    • Providing financial business support & analytical reports including forecasts for approximately 30 cost centres, with an overall budget of approximately €70m, and working capital balances
    • Reporting in conjunction with the Corporate Controller to Budget owners, and also to Senior Management on the overall Group Indirects and variances to budget/forecast
    • Identifying and communicating risks and opportunities on a timely basis, and driving action plans to control spend.
    • Monitoring costs incurred both in Bedfont, and cross-charged from around the Group

    Key Deliverables

    • Preparation and submission of  Budgets, Forecasts and Monthly Actuals
    • Annual Plan (process runs August to January)
    • Quarterly Forecasts (March/April, June/July, August/September)
    • Monthly Reporting
    • Monthly results & analysis to:
    • Budget owners
    • Functional Directors
    • Corporate Controller , GFD and CFO

    Planning and Forecasting

    • Preparation and communication of timetables, and ensuring subsequent adherence to the agreed process
    • Working with cost centre owners to build/update forecasts, challenging them to remain within targets and setting appropriate action plans where necessary.
    • Ensure understanding of forecast movements and explain these to cost centre owners and Senior Management
    • Interaction with overseas country teams, including any new acquisitions to ensure charge-outs and charge-ins are appropriately calculated on a timely basis.
    • Preparation and explanation of the Group Head Office working capital forecasts

    Monthly Reporting

    • Preparation of month-end results, ensuring Indirects reported are complete and accurate, including variance analysis to explain differences vs forecast and highlight resulting implications
    • Providing information, insight and challenge to cost centre owners to assist them to manage their costs vs targets

    Other

    • Make improvements to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of processes
    • Support for  Indirects-related projects and activities : cost-reduction initiatives, integration of budgets of any acquisitions
    • Deal with significant volume of ad-hoc queries from stakeholders, often at short notice, and often requiring analysis of historic data
    • Provide information and explanations to support other finance activities.

    Qualifications

    Applicants will be recently qualified (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) accountants with at least 2+ years PQE and have previous management accounting and budget management experience.   If you have previous experience within FMCG and are used to working in a matrix organisation, this would be an advantage.

    Advanced Excel skills and an in-depth knowledge of SAP are essential as are excellent planning organisational and communication skills.

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