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Regional Finance Manager (Finance Business Partner)

Posted: 18 Feb 2021 Closes: 20 Mar 2021
Bristol, England, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time DPD_743999735737539

Department: Finance
Shift Pattern: 5 out of 7
Working Pattern: Days (Monday - Friday Only)
Company Description

DPD is one of the fastest growing express parcel delivery companies in the UK, with a turnover of over £1.5billion. As a multi award-winning company that has been voted the nation's favourite parcel carrier for eight years running, we have a very clear strategy to support our enviable position. We will deliver the best service, use the best technology, recruit and retain the best people in the industry and be the UK's most sustainable delivery company.

Job Description

Our Senior Finance Manager is looking to recruit an experienced Regional Finance Manager to join a highly skilled and high performing team.

Overview of Role

As a Regional Finance Manager, partnering with the Regional Manager and Senior Finance Manager you will play an instrumental role in the profitable management of depots within your region. You will identify and drive operational efficiencies and deliver key business projects using your commercial acumen and expertise.

The Depots you will support will include: Cardiff, Bristol, Swansea, Cornwall, Exeter, Swindon Bridgewater so you must be able to travel to these locations.

Key Accountabilities will include:
  • Providing advice and insight of cost opportunities to the Regional Manager, as well as supporting in the implementation of strategic plans

  • Taking the lead on specific projects, ensuring we deliver 'on time and in full'

  • Assisting the Network and Regional Manager and depots with robust planning and forecasting measures, the application of commercial policy and the standardisation of financial processes/tools

  • Producing and reviewing weekly and monthly financial and management Reports, whilst analysing and interpreting operational data to drive improvements in business profitability

  • Developing and mentoring a remote team of administrators to ensure accuracy of reporting and standardisation of process across the Region


About You

Ideally you will be a commercially astute and fully qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), with a right first time mentality and a solid grasp of management accounting principles/ practices.

You'll also be able to evidence:
  • Proven experience of operating in a business partner or equivalent level role, coupled with the know-how and confidence to present clear and simple results in a cost focused setting.

  • Strong planning and forecasting abilities, backed by a genuine desire to get to know the business and really understand the activities and underlying cost drivers behind it.

  • Advanced Excel and first rate communication skills, plus a good knowledge of reporting tools, as well as evidence of involvement in the successful delivery of project based activities.

  • Demonstrate the core DPD DNA values of Passion, Respect, Honesty, Flexibility, Hard Work and Accountability.
Key measures of performance will include:
  • Depot & Regional cost targets

  • Accuracy of data

  • Delivery of projects

  • Standardisation of role and reporting tools

Additional Information

Specific Requirements
  • Right to Work in the UK.

  • A full driving licence, together with a willingness to undertake UK travel and stay away from home overnight when required.

Your package will include an excellent basic salary, company car or cash alternative, attractive bonus scheme that is based on individual and company targets. As well as this you have access to some other fantastic optional benefits such as Cycle2Work Scheme, Dining Cards, Holiday trading and discounts and savings on 1000's of retailers.

There is a culture of recognition and reward within DPD with long-service awards, a special recognition programme for those individuals that go above and beyond, the DPD Personality of the Year and an award ceremony at our annual company conference attended by over 1,000 delegates.

DPD is a Valuable 500 company and a Disability Confident Employer



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