James Cropper are global market leaders in advanced materials and paper products. Led by the Cropper family for six generations, we have an international workforce and an operational reach in over 50 countries.
Established in 1845, we manufacture paper, packaging and advanced materials incorporating pioneering non-wovens and electrochemical coatings.
We operate across multiple markets from luxury retail to renewable energy. Renowned globally for service, capability, pioneering and multi award-winning commitment to the highest standards of sustainability.
The role of a Business Partner is to accurately prepare management accounts with timely and accurate analysis to report and drive the operational and financial performance of the business. Acting as a Business Partner, this role will build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships that enable strong financial performance and aid in insightful business decisions
You will be responsible for;
Partnering with teams through the division of actionable insight on a timely basis to positively affect performance in real time - right people with the right information at the right time.
Performing daily review on all live projects reporting to production and management. Challenging variances vs budget, exceedances, and performance.
Provide management with high quality analysis to understand true resource utilisation, operational efficiency, and team profitability.
Advising managers about the financial implications of projects - Explaining the financial consequences of business decisions applying accounting techniques to plan and budget.
Provide variance analysis/KPIs/commentary to management deriving key insights from reports to drive proactive and good decision making.
Responsible for the forecasting and budgeting processes at entity level.
Reviewing expenditure on an on-going basis and providing commentary on same.
Responsible for relevant reports to enable strategic decisions to be taken by management.
Completion of the month end process, P and L, Cashflow, Balance sheet and working capital and ensuring timely completion and posting of nominal ledger journals and adjustments.
Month end reconciliations and variance investigation.
What will make you successful?
An energetic, dedicated approach A strong communicator with excellent Interpersonal skills
Fully Qualified Accountant with ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualification.
Prior experience working in a similar role, with focus on preparation of management accounts and financial reporting.
Demonstrate strong analytical skills to perform financial analysis.
Capable of working autonomously and making decisions effectively.
Excellent organisation and time management skills: commitment to deadlines, targets, and high work standards.
Why choose Us?
We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;
The chance to pave your career with a global leader you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes
We will help you save for your retirement - join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 6%
25 days’ holiday per year (pro rata) plus bank holidays
Free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses
Wellbeing support - including a 24/7 employee assistance programme (EAP) for you and your nearest and dearest
If this sounds like you and you have an interest in working for James Cropper PLC please apply today!
We reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier should we identify a suitable candidate or receive a sufficient volume of applications.
Why James Cropper PLC?
James Cropper is a specialist paper and advanced materials manufacturer in north-west England with a strong ambition to grow in its chosen markets. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly-growing listed company with more than 175 years of heritage that thrives on innovation.
A business of around £100m, it has important market shares in the USA, China, the Far East, Europe and the UK. We are renowned globally for colour expertise, dedicated responses to challenging custom projects and award-winning commitment to the highest standards of sustainability.