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Financial Business Partner

Financial Business Partner

This is an incredible opportunity for a recently/fully qualified accountant who wants to demonstrate their business acumen to partner a group of small businesses within a growing portfolio of investments.  As Financial Business Partner, you will be responsible for the full range of the accountancy function as well as completing financial due diligence on new investment opportunities, reporting into the Portfolio Manager.  The parent company is a global proprietary trading business and your initial training and support will be provided by their highly professional Finance team. 

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This is not your average accountancy role and suitable for someone wanting a challenge with unlimited career development potential. The successful candidate will need to be of an entrepreneurial mindset and would ideally suit someone looking to work in a start-up environment.  The role will initially be very hands on however the planned expansion of the group and the growing investment portfolio means that you will need to see the potential of not only joining this unique team of individuals but also willing to work towards developing your own team in the future.

You will be a strong communicator with a diligent work ethic comfortable with a broad spectrum of responsibilities from completing business as usual, to due diligence and working closely with the company’s dynamic and respected C Suite.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Holistic accounting for 5-6 small businesses, including statutory and management accounts for our for our Foreign Exchange, Education and Property businesses
  • Preparation of sales invoices and subsequent Sales Ledger processing
  • Responsible for the completion of VAT returns
  • Cooperation with the Parent Company Accounting department regarding group recharges and reconciliation of inter-company balances, as well as consolidation of group accounts
  • Presenting financial information to senior management including Group Chairman, CEO and CFO
  • Preparation of budget, forecasts and multi-year business plan process
  • Cooperation with investment committee and active involvement in designing the structure and accounting for the future investment vehicle (family office or investment fund)
  • Completion of financial due diligence process of potential investee companies

Qualifications and Skills

  • Recently/fully qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA or ACCA)
  • Experienced management accountant
  • Experience with using Sage software (Sage X3 desirable but not essential)
  • Advanced user of MS Office package (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)
  • Business acumen and strong analytical skills
  • Team player and focused on achieving group goals
  • Self-starter with a high attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work within tight deadlines, strong focus on delivery
  • Strong organizational skills, able to multi-task with a varied workload of projects
  • Good communication skills and all levels


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Salary: £45-50K (depending on experience and qualification)

We promote a working environment in which diversity is recognised, valued and encouraged.  OSTC is an equal opportunities employer therefore all appointments and promotions are made on the basis of performance and ability.

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