Senior Finance Business Partner - Inventory

Birmingham Temporary £55,000 - £60,000 per year
  • FTC for 24 months in a large complex organisation
  • Hybrid based role with locations across the East and West Midlands

About Our Client

My client is a large public sector organisation with revenues of over £7 billion

Job Description

  • This role provides senior finance support to the SCO teams who manage inventory via our network of nine regional distribution centres.
  • The successful candidate will work under the direction of the SCO head of financial control and analysis and will be supported by their own direct report team, which comprises two inventory finance business partners.
  • Consolidate, critically review and provide technical advice and guidance on inventory accounting and governance to identify and monitor risks, opportunities and efficiencies to minimise the financial and legal impact on the business area.
  • Provide robust professional recommendations and financial guidance on inventory accounting guidelines and standards to enable the business to be financially and legally compliant.
  • Provide technical and professional oversight of the periodic accounts, relevant analysis and preparation of periodic reporting to enable the business to effectively manage inventory holdings.
  • Identify, evaluate and implement improvements to improve IT systems used to manage inventory, including Oracle, FAMS and NROL.
  • Influence, coach and challenge senior budget holders in understanding the impact of their inventory management practices and decisions in order to manage their business more effectively, manage overall inventory holdings, save costs and be more efficient as an organisation.
  • Provide professional financial advice and guidance on inventory financial performance, leading in key budget holder meetings, to drive business decisions, minimise risk and deliver good corporate governance.
  • Develop, drive and implement investment decisions and new business activities, working collaboratively with senior leaders to explore new opportunities and drive business performance.

The Successful Applicant

  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills at all levels. This should include Customers; 3rd party representatives, other business & functional leaders and key support personnel.
  • Successful relevant experience working in a complex financial environment including demonstrable experience in managing business risks, professional financial control and forward planning.
  • Demonstrable record of inventory management, governance and ability to understand and interpret commercial and financial landscapes.
  • Significant experience in managing ambiguity in a financial environment with strong evaluation and decision-making skills.
  • Knowledge of technical inventory accounting and application of that knowledge in a complex and commercial environment.
  • Knowledge of inventory accounting packages and systemic interfaces as integrated components of end to end supply chain accounting

What's on Offer

  • £55,000 - £60,000
  • Flexible working patterns such as working from home and working compressed hours
  • Office working can be based from multiple locations
  • A range of pension schemes
  • Healthcare Scheme
  • Rail and underground season ticket subsidies up to 75%
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and volunteering days (5 days)
  • 2 weeks paid reserve leave for our Armed Forces community
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • GymPass - Access to gyms across the UK
  • Access to 'My Benefits' portal which include discounts in food, technology, and experience days
Jane Bagni
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+44 121 634 6920

Job summary

Job function
Commercial & Analysis
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Jane Bagni
Consultant phone
+44 121 634 6920
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