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Finance Business Partner

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Princess Yachts are currently recruiting for a Finance Business Partner to work in Coypool.

This is a rare opportunity to join a major regional company in a high profile and key position within the business.


Mon – Thurs 7.30am – 4.30pm

Fri – 7.30am – 12.30pm

Extra hours as required


Reporting directly to the Financial Controller - Operations, the main purpose of the role will be to support the senior managers at our parts and hulls manufacturing site to achieve their financial targets, analysing financial performance and proactively driving business improvements.



  • Financial business partnering to Operations across the Coypool site, ensuring understanding and ownership of all aspects of the P&L
  • To work with colleagues in the production and control of budgets, forecasts and manufacturing plans and monitor performance and progress against them using variance analysis
  • Support preparation of Management Accounts
  • Oversee cost of sales reporting
  • To contribute to the on-going development of financial plans which deliver savings and improved value for money
  • To prepare statistical information and reports as required in order to identify trends and areas of improvement, along with financial solutions
  • To proactively identify process improvements
  • To carry out project work as required
  • To ensure that all processes are in line with Company standards, acting as an Ambassador for the company, operating with a high level of integrity and drive appropriate to the Company’s values
  • To be an integral part of the site Management team
  • To demonstrate commercial awareness regarding the company’s products, customers, markets and production processes
  • To promote the business as a market leader
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties and tasks as commensurate with the position



  • Production of the monthly operational management information
  • Contributing to the delivery of the site’s financial performance




Liaising with:

  • Operations Directors
  • Operations Managers
  • Sales
  • Development
  • Purchasing
  • Supply Chain
  • Logistics



  • Qualified (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) or Qualified by Experience
  • Experience in the manufacturing sector is essential
  • Proactive and self-motivated with the ability to influence others, in and outside of the Finance function
  • Team player who can both lead and support cross-functional groups as circumstances require
  • Strong analytical and communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate financial information to Operations Senior Managers in a meaningful manner
  • Attention to accuracy and detail
  • Confident, enthusiastic and resilient
  • Efficient approach to tasks and delivering on time
  • High standard of IT skills and competent use of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)


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