Location
Caerphilly
Department
Finance

About The Role

Are you a Qualified Chartered Accountant with exceptional commercial awareness?  Experience of providing financial analysis and advice to senior management?  Looking for a role where you can make a difference?   If so.... we would really like to meet you!

We’re looking for that special someone to join our established and successful company as a Finance Business Partner working closely with our specialist businesses.  You’ll be joining phs Group, the largest hygiene services provider in the UK with over 120,000 customers in more than 300,000 locations. If you have experience in providing meaningful financial planning and analysis, input and advice and have excellent communication skills to deliver incisive and clear management information, we’d like you to come and be part of our success.

This role is varied and interesting and you will play a key part in the leadership, management, and growth of our specialist businesses. In return, you will receive an excellent salary, with bonus, car allowance and additional benefits for doing a role that you will really enjoy with a company that is innovative and working towards helping our communities and the environment. Here are some of the areas you will be getting involved with…

The Role of Finance Business Partner at phs will involve:

Providing proactive and meaningful financial analysis, input and advice to the management team and Group CFO on both operational issues and commercial decision-making; including pricing policy, investment opportunities, acquisitions, business cases and capex requirements, and the tracking of costs and benefits.

  • Aiding the management team in the profitable development of the business.
  • Providing incisive and user-friendly management information to our Specialist MDs and wider management team, identifying business implications in data or information
  • Interpreting variances and trends in financial data, and relating these to operational performance.
  • Supporting budget preparation and monthly trading packs
  • Preparing the Division’s monthly trading reviews and board reports and presenting meaningful results to the Group CEO/CFO.
  • Co-ordinating the budget and forecasting processes, providing meaningful analysis and commentary to the management team and the Group’s finance department.
  • Ensuring that a robust financial control environment exists at all times and that all systems and reporting operate to the highest standards with financial data accuracy being key.
  • Working with the senior management in the development of pricing policies to deliver new business on acceptable commercial terms and on wider business processes to seek and improve operational efficiency and divisional profitability.

 

The right person for the role of Finance Business Partner with phs 

  • For this role, we’re looking for a proactive self-starter with at least one year’s post qualification experience, with a recognised accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, ACMA).
  • We’re looking for someone with Business Partner or FP&A experience of working with a senior management team, who understands the key business drivers that contribute to value.
  • You’ll have experience of sustaining profitability, quality and service standards using key performance indicators and ratios to identify potential issues before they materialise.
  • We want someone who can demonstrate commercial awareness and understanding, without compromising financial conduct, who ensures that business opportunities are appropriately evaluated to minimise risk and sustain/improve profit margins.
  • You’ll have exceptional communication skills and an open and honest approach to ensure that the right messages are cascaded to the senior management team, communicating positively, who can constructively challenge senior managers to prevent any harm to the business.
  • We would like someone with a broad financial management background in a business-to-business multi-site (or similar) service organisation.

 

In return for your commitment and expertise as Finance Business Partner with phs;

  • Attractive bonus scheme
  • Company car or car allowance
  • A minimum of 31 days holiday including Bank Holidays, plus a holiday buy / sell scheme
  • Based at phs head office in Caerphilly with some UK travel
  • An option for hybrid working, spend some (or all) of your time in the office and some working from home
  • Amazing savings through phs Perks with discounts from major retailers and supermarkets
  • Pension and Life Assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity
  • Free onsite parking
  • We offer accredited ILM training through external and in-house training
  • Great career and development opportunities in an established and successful company

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to have a defining role as part of our team at phs.

 

About us

phs Group was founded in 1963 and we are the leading provider for Hygiene Services in the UK, Spain and Ireland with over 120,000 customers across 300,000 locations incorporating numerous businesses during its 59 years of business


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