• Office Location: 900 Pavilion Drive, Northampton, NN4 7RG
  • Office Name: Head Office - N900
  • Salary: £25000 - £30000
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 459818

Junior Finance Business Partner

Reed are looking for a Junior Finance Business Partner to join their expanding team based in Northampton

Job Title: Junior Finance Business Partner 
Company: Reed
Reporting to: Finance Business Partner
Based: Northampton Brackmills
£25, 000 – £30,000

The Company:  

Reed is the largest part of the Reed Group (www.reed.com). Operating since 1960, Reed is one of the best-known names in the recruitment industry because people trust us to deliver world class recruitment solutions.

We are currently recruiting for this commercially focussed role suiting a part-qualified or qualified accountant. You will need to be a confident communicator looking for an opportunity to be a valued business partner. 

The Role:  


This role will assist the finance team in providing insight and analysis to the revenue generating parts of the business and assist in preparation of periodic reporting. A key part of this role is creating, developing and maintaining business and finance processes to ensure data is accurate and useable.

Junior Finance Business Partners will assist in developing meaningful analysis to the business, to assist them in meeting their goals, both regular and ad-hoc in nature. The role will also require you to balance being part of the team that’s accountable for decisions, with being part of the ‘policing’ team that challenges costs and expenditure. You will need to be able to identify potential improvements and issues then provide, develop and present viable solutions.    

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Creating invoicing bespoke to customer needs with supporting detail
  • Ensure a timely and accurate bonus scheme process 
  • Engage with the implementation teams to ensure clients and company needs are met
  • Assist in production of timely and accurate periodic management reporting via dashboards or the most appropriate method
  • Deal with ad-hoc queries from operations 
  • Develop and feedback on current reporting, maintaining relevance and accuracy 
  • Provide commercial support to operations (cost control, pricing etc.) 
  • Contribute to any relevant training courses run for Reed co-members, enhancing financial awareness and understanding in the operational groups 
  • Contribute towards an improvement based environment within the Commercial Finance Team & help drive improved business performance 

The Person:  

The ideal candidate will likely be a numerate graduate, probably studying towards an accountancy qualification. The candidate must be a confident communicator, able to tailor their communication style to deliver financial information to a non-finance audience. Strong Excel capability would be an advantage along with excellent analytical skills, commercial awareness, a creative approach to problem solving and the desire to ‘see things through’.  

 – Please note, we do offer dynamic working within this role, however your base office will be in Northampton and you will be required to work from there on a weekly basis, so we do require you to be within commuting distance of this office.

Why join REED? 

  • Paid sabbaticals for continuous service 
  • Health Cash Plan helps Co-Members pay for everyday healthcare appointments 
  • Personal Development Fund to put towards a course of your choice 
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the opportunity to buy 5 additional days per year



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