Finance Business Partner

Posted 11 Jun 2024


Doncaster (Accounting / Finance)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:Accounting / FinanceRecruiter Reference:dfs/TP/113427/1865
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:Negotiable + Bonus + Benefits

As a Finance Business Partner you will work closely with your stakeholders to help drive performance through great relationship building skills and strong analytical skills to support optimised decision making for the business unit.  You will be involved in maximising short term performance results and supporting longer term strategic business cases to drive the business forward. 

Alongside this, you will be part of the core DFS group Finance team, helping to build excellent relationships across the business and keeping Finance at the core of decision making. As such, you will have the ability to liaise with a wide range of senior Finance and non Finance stakeholders, playing a key role in supporting decision making and in producing a high standard of quality management information, financial plans and business case development."

About DFS

It takes a whole lot of passion to be at the centre of what makes a house feel like home — and that’s just what we do at DFS. We’re the leading sofa retail specialist in the UK, helping people find a comfy seat on their great quality sofas since 1969. 

We're a market leader in the UK because of one thing: our people. Our people made us who we are and will drive us into our ambitious future, together. We offer incredible opportunities to get stuck into fun and meaningful work as well as learn new skills — so you can really ‘find your thing’. 

DFS Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer; celebrating diversity and committed to a culture of inclusion and belonging. We extend a warm welcome to everyone, embracing a variety of voices and perspectives. As we continue to work on building a workplace that is representative of the customers we serve and the communities we live and work in, we strongly encourage applications from members of minority and under-represented groups. Across the Group, we want to create an environment where everyone feels at home.

What you'll be doing
  • Providing weekly financial insight to support review of business performance
  • Providing financial analysis, learnings and recommendations to budget holders / SFBP to support decision making
  • Generate key insights from financial/non financial information (internal and external) to inform business action plans
  • Responsible for the accuracy of month end management accounts, including reviewing accruals & prepayments and understanding
  • performance drivers
  • Forecasting and budgetary control for specific areas of the DFS business, and support SFBP with forecasting and budgeting for their
  • areas of responsibility
  • Provide analysis and insight to support and challenge budget holders
  • Monthly reporting to non-financial managers – trend analysis of key indicators & corrective action plans as required
  • Work with SFBP on specific development projects; developing decision support models
  • Support business case development, and play key role in driving delivery and tracking performance
  • Deputise for SFBP where required
The role is for you if...
  • Commercial acumen and curiosity to understand business performance and appropriate actions
  • Financial modelling skills
  • Strong analytical capabilities – abilities to identify insights from a mass of data
  • Dynamic individual with strong communication skills (including to non-financial managers)
  • Broad understanding of finance disciplines
  • Strong team player, working with and through others
  • Flexible to manage changing demands
  • Able to work to tight deadlines
  • Degree (or equivalent higher qualification)
  • Professional: final exam stage / newly qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA
  • Previous experience in a commercial role
DFS Benefits
  • Competitive salary 

  • Bonus (based on company & personal performance)

  • Eligible for the Group restricted share plan

  • Private medical insurance (family cover)

  • Life assurance of x4 annual salary

  • Critical illness

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

  • Company pension scheme with 4% company contribution

All offer are subject to references and DBS checks

Due to the volume of applications, we reserve the right to close this role early and so encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible. 

How to Apply

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