Assistant Finance Business Partner

Job Description:

Nestlé UK & Ireland

Nestlé Production Technology Centre Finance UK&I

Gatwick or York

Depending on experience salary up to £37000 including potential Bonus + Excellent benefits inc pension/ 25 days holiday + additional 12 days flex days

At Nestlé we are proud to support and provide equality of opportunity that supports employees to effectively blend their work life and commitments through hybrid and flexible working arrangements, so speak to us to understand what this could look like for you.

Championing diversity and inclusion is so important to us; when we embrace different perspectives and give everyone the chance to be the best they can be, we can think in new, creative ways that grow and enhance our business.

Position Summary

Working closely with the Finance Co-Pilot you will provide robust business partnering support to the Nestle Production Technology Centre (NPTC) teams. Ensuring the provision of financial analysis and insight to ensure the optimal use of resources with a view to supporting strategic objectives. To develop value-added, initiatives that make a difference, and to ensure that our forecasting and reporting bring the insight to support the NPTC head and leadership team to make informed decisions.

The successful applicant will have a unique opportunity to experience the global R&D environment, working alongside an international team of experts who support one of Nestle’s largest categories.

As part of the Nestlé PTC Finance UK&I team, you could be working with some of the world’s best-known and most-loved brands, many of which have been enjoyed for generations. We strive to put the consumer at the heart of everything we do and deliver the best-tasting and most permissible treats for consumers day after day.

A day in the life of a Finance Assistant Co-Pilot

As a Finance Assistant Co-Pilot, you will form part of an integral team within the NPTC team which support the network of R&D Confectionery Centres globally. Providing insightful analysis to drive strategic business decisions, you will develop value-added, initiatives that make a difference, through insight and team working.

You will provide a comprehensive financial support service both to and on behalf of the NPTC Confectionery and the NPTC Confectionery F&C Co-Pilot. You’ll work closely with the NPTC leadership team by providing financial reports and forecasts across all NPTC Confectionery sites highlighting risks and opportunities to support with prioritisation of resources across key strategic activities.

You will;

  • Be the lead co-pilot to R&D centres in Zone Latam.
  • Lead monthly forecast reviews, providing detailed analysis and giving value-adding insight to improve forecast accuracy.
  • Ensure adherence to financial & legal requirements and NAS including adherence to General Licensing Agreement (GLA).
  • Challenge and escalate when we have risk or opportunity to our Opex targets. You’ll support this by looking for opportunities to improve the forecasting process, continuously identifying and promoting overhead cost reduction initiatives to F&C Co-pilot and SLT, with collaborative support from the Group leaders and other key stakeholders.
  • Managing the R&D tax claim process – coordinating with PWC and leadership team in NPTC to optimise our tax credit claim whilst being compliant.
  • Support F&C co-pilot in the annual statutory audit and completion of statutory accounts working closely with NUK finance teams

What will make you successful?

Due to the nature and expectations of the role we are looking for Finance candidates, ideally, part or qualified accountants, who will be brilliant at communicating complex financial issues in a way that resonates with non-financial colleagues.

You’ll have;

  • A strong aptitude for creatively finding solutions to problems and suggesting new ways of working to enable the NPTC to meet strategic goals and objectives
  • An excellent eye for detail and understanding of how your decisions impact the wider business strategy.
  • Great communication skills that enable you to influence across all levels whilst being able to develop positive cross-business relationships.
  • The ability to be flexible when prioritising work is crucial and you’ll be results-focused and curious in everything you do.

This really is a fantastic opportunity if you are looking for a role to continue developing your finance career.

What You Need To Know

What can we offer in return? Great benefits you’d expect from a business the size of Nestlé – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package, bonus scheme, flexible working scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays plus flex leave, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth as well as supporting you through studying your professional qualification.

The closing date for this role is 23 September 2022

We will be considering candidates as they apply, so please don’t delay submitting your application.

At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect – for our employees, our customers, and our consumers.  That’s why championing diversity and inclusion is so important to us. We are committed to equal opportunity for all and we may collect relevant data for monitoring purposes during our candidate registration process.  Be yourself, everyone else is taken!

Right to work in the UK

In accordance with Home Office guidance, successful candidates will be required to evidence their right to work in the UK before the commencement of employment. The successful candidate therefore must be able to demonstrate their right to work status for the UK during the recruitment process. We have assessed this role and it could be applicable for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and you are unable to gain this independently, we may be able to provide sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route in line with the Home Office guidelines. We encourage you to review the UK Home Office guidelines ahead of submitting a job application to review whether you meet the eligibility criteria under the Skilled Worker route and understand the immigration fees that you would be responsible for when making a visa application. If you require sponsorship, please discuss this with us as part of the recruitment process.

Job Category: Finance
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: England

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