Finance Business Partner

At Activate Group Limited

UK Only

Job title: Finance Business Partner

Company: Activate Group Limited

Department: Finance

Reports to: Chief of Finance

Location: Remote with travelling when necessary

Hours: 37.5

A little bit about us:

The Activate Group of companies specialise in accident management services and partner with some of the country's best-known fleet providers and insurers to service hundreds of thousands of claims a year.

Companies in the group include: sopp+sopp, Motor Repair Network, Activate Parts and Activate Accident Repair Based in the UK, and founded in 2015, AGL employs more than 500 people, with its main offices in Halifax and Peterborough.

Motor Repair Network is recruiting for a Finance Business Partner.

Role overview:

Overall responsibility for the production of timely and accurate management accounts and providing key finance business partnering support to budget holders around the business. Driving performance against set targets and providing strong leadership and direction to the team.


  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing to a maximum of 28 with service
  • Health Shield cash health plan for all
  • Annual pay review
  • Bonus scheme
  • Life assurance: three times basic salary
  • Free breakfast cereals and milk daily*
  • Free fruit – every Monday*
  • French Friday – weekly pastries*
  • Annual summer and Christmas parties*

*Subject to COVID-19 restrictions

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide timely and accurate monthly management accounts for MRN, including P&L analysis, balance sheet reconciliations, recommendations and commentaries. Presenting the results to the relevant business managers, CFO and CEO.
  • Responsible for the intercompany reconciliation for the Group.
  • Manage cash flow and resource effectively at all times.
  • Working with budget holders to provide robust budgets and forecasts for MRN.
  • Drive the continuous improvement of processes to improve efficiency and the control environment of MRN.
  • Responsible for the year-end closing activities including audit and liaising with external auditor
  • Providing support to the CFO and CEO where require
  • Adhere to all relevant regulatory rules and guidance applicable to the role.
  • Work with the business managers and hold monthly budget review meetings to produce budgets for MRN along with regular forecasts.

Skills and experience:

  • CIMA/ACA/ACCA qualified
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A methodical approach to query resolution
  • High standard of accuracy
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good working knowledge of Sage 200
  • Intermediate MS Excel skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Willingness to learn and desire to improve current processes
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