Senior Finance Business Partner

SFBP-XP-B-52229
Competitive Package
Permanent
Full-Time
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Reporting to:                 Group FP&A Manager

Location:                         Pangbourne, UK (with ability to support a hybrid working model)

Employment Type:       Permanent, Full-Time

 

>  ABOUT US

XP Power is a global leader in providing essential power solutions to the Healthcare, Technology and Industrial markets. We are a fast-growing business, based in numerous locations across North America, Asia and Europe, and are listed as a FTSE 250 company on the London Stock Exchange. We are extremely proud and committed to our culture that values Customer Focus, Flexibility, Knowledge, Speed, and Integrity. We are looking for self-motivated professionals who thrive in dynamic environments. Joining our team means you will work in a high performing global company where employees collaborate and strive to make XP Power the first-choice power solutions provider delivering the ultimate experience for our customers and our people.

 

>  THE OPPORTUNITY

The XP Power Financial Planning & Analysis function are looking for an experienced Business Partner to join their team in Pangbourne. The analyst will be a key member of the Finance team and will provide a support framework to the Group’s Product Management & Product Developments teams working across all parts of the product lifecycle.

 

>  KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Key finance business partner to the Product Development and Product Management teams
  • Own the month-end FP&A reporting process for Product functions including variance analysis, commentary vs. forecast & plan and updated forecasts
  • Own the forecast and budgets processes for Product functions
  • Own the collation and review of monthly commentary
  • Work closely with the Financial control team/Business support to implement improvements in the month end processes and enhance the quality of reporting and controls to necessary standards
  • Responsible for all business analysis and support, ensuring the execution of business objectives and playing a key role in the functional leadership team to help them accomplish the targets set by the company
  • Develop with functional leadership the Business actions linked to the Annual Plan / Priorities that delivers targeted requirements
  • Support Product managers in preparing business cases for new product opportunities
  • Improve analytical tools to provide better driver/variance/trend analysis to support preparation of business cases
  • Lead the production and management of annual budgets/plans and regular re-forecasts within the group's overall strategy
  • Take a lead role understanding and challenging current business practice, identifying and implementing initiatives to improve process and deliver business growth objectives
  • Driving analysis and commentary around key KPI's and financial impact including forward looking opportunities and risk
  • Partner with Controllership and Group FP&A functions to ensure the overall finance environment is robust and compliant
  • Be finance functional expert for the wider organization

 

>  Key Qualifications and Skills

  • Qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA)
  • Previous business partnering experience, preferably within a product development setting
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills – Advanced Excel
  • Ability to understand the interrelationships between key drivers and data across systems
  • Ability to extract and analyse multiple sources and large volumes of data
  • Demonstrable track record of providing value adding financial information
  • Gravitas and confidence to explain complex financial information to senior management
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines

 

>  WHY WORK FOR US?

XP Power provides a safe and healthy working environment that is stimulating and collegiate, where employees are empowered to make a real difference. We place our people at the heart of everything we do. We understand that if we provide our people with the ultimate experience, they will provide the ultimate experience to our customers.

We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension contributions up to 8%
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing by 1 day for every 5 years’ service to a maximum of 30 days)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance of 4 x annual salary
  • Volunteering day allowance of one day per year to participate in an environmental or community relations project

 

>  OUR PEOPLE – OUR POWER

XP Power is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to creating an environment where people are valued, supported and nurtured to deliver their best. Operating globally, we celebrate the cultural differences that exist in the countries in which we do business. Being a truly diverse and inclusive community helps us grow our business through innovation; attracting and retaining talent to engage the people who buy our power solutions. We know that by cultivating the ultimate experience for all our people, they will deliver the same to our customers.