Assistant Finance Business Partner UKP

Location Newton-le-Willows
Discipline: Finance
Job type: Permanent
Job ref: 002322
Published: 2 months ago

We’re looking for an Assistant Finance Business Partner to join our Vimto finance team supporting our UK Packaged commercial team in delivering their business KPIs for their route to market which covers our range of owned and licensed brands including Vimto, Levi Roots and SLUSH PUPPiE. These are all available in a range of distribution outlets, from major grocery stores and wholesalers, to convenience stores and independent retailers.


This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to develop and build a future career in Finance.


You will proactively support the teams with procedures and control systems - in order to achieve the financial and business objectives. You will be responsible for ensuring efficient and accurate processing of financial transactions and timely delivery of management information. You will also assist and advise the Finance Business partners and other stakeholders.


It really is an exciting and varied role that we have available in our Vimto finance team and we’ve detailed below a little more about the duties within the role:

*        Drive continual development and processes to meet the evolving business needs and proactively support the delivery of efficient and effective management reporting

*        Actively build relationships with all key stakeholders to foster a ‘team’ mentality

*        Assist in the compilation of the annual budget

*        Effectively communicate with the Sales Team becoming the key Finance contact

*        Preparation of daily/weekly/monthly financial reports

*        Preparation of monthly budget/ forecast and prior year variance analysis to Senior Finance Business Partner

*        Proactively managing deadlines and priorities to ensure deadlines are met whilst professional standards are maintained.

*        Perform regular month end accounting including accruals and prepayments, and balance sheet reconciliations.

*        Regular maintenance and management of financial systems (Sage and Exceedra)

*        Prepare audit information prior to external audit

*        Key Finance lead in our promotions management and forecasting tool



*        Currently studying CIMA (preferable) OR you've completed your AAT with plans for further study

*        Experience in an assistant FBP role preferred, some experience in a Finance role is essential



If you’re starting to get excited about this opportunity then read on‿ We’re keen to hear from people who:

*        Are naturally analytical and inquiring

*        Love to work both independently as well as in part of a team

*        Are not afraid to proactively challenge others and have your opinion heard - We value everyone’s contribution in “finding a better way”

*        Comfortable using excel to analyse data (pivots, look-ups, formulas etc)

*        Have got a tenacious personality and are good at influencing people

*        Enjoy variety in your work and are comfortable operating both strategically and tactically

*        Thrive on working in a fast paced and constantly evolving environment



There is no other business quite like ours, we think this is a special place to work, even if we do say so ourselves! That means an opportunity like this is not to be missed. We have been making life taste better since 1908. As well as our refreshingly different Vimto taste, our varied brand portfolio spans the still, carbonated, post-mix, coffee and frozen drinks categories – so you will find us in your local supermarket, pub and leisure outlet. We also work with the UK’s leading food manufacturers to provide a truly unique range of products everyone loves.   


At the heart of everything is our rich family heritage, an unrelenting ambition to keep innovating, and a true pride in who we are. It is our team of talented people that make us. We are actively looking for difference and we are working hard to make sure all our practices are inclusive.  


We have an agile approach to working. Whilst you’ll have a desk in the office, if you prefer to work from home some of the time, you can. You’ll work in the office a minimum of two days a week with additional days based on business requirements. Our core hours approach allows you to balance your work and home life. 



No matter where you work in our business you will be entitled to the following and these are just some of the benefits of working @Vimto;

-            25 days holiday (with opportunity to buy extra every year)

-            Private medical cover

-            Your birthday off work

-            1 day a year off work to volunteer in the community (you choose)

-            A generous pension scheme

-            Annual Bonus


Join us and #findyourdifferent 

While our people tell us Nichols plc is a great place to work, we know we can do more. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are learning what this means every day.  

We are striving to ensure we are building more diverse teams, we are at our best when we bring together our different life experiences, ways of thinking and individuality. 


Any job offer is subject to an individual’s Right to Work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor visas.