Commercial Finance Business Partner

Location Dublin
Contact name: Eamonn O'Kennedy

Job ref: 006364
Published: 11 months ago

Job: Commercial Finance Business Partner (Circet Home Division)

Division: Finance

Purpose: Responsible for all necessary analysis (financial & KPI) of the performance of the Circet Home division, assistance to divisional management in understanding all parts of the division’s performance and production of monthly management accounts.

Reports to: Circet Home Managing Director (with strong dotted line to Group CFO)

Company Scale: Forecast total Group turnover  in excess of €700m for FY Dec 23 (Circet Home c. €170m)

Location: GHQ, Cloverhill, Clondalkin, Dublin 22


The Group’s functional reporting currency is € however it currently operates in ROI & UK.

Key Duties:

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly management accounts for Circet Home division
  • Responsible for reporting monthly operational figures & KPIs to Central Finance & Circet Home executive team
  • Responsible for reviewing entity Balance Sheets on a monthly basis
  • Assist in annual budget preparation, business plan and re-forecasts
  • Analysing and investigating variances; summarising data, information and trends
  • Ad -hoc reporting and analysis as required by both Central Finance and Circet Home executive team
  • Analysing productive labour performance across all different rates, including comparison by crew/Team/Region within each rate (to identify outliers).
  • Identification of problematic client rates by way of rate-based analysis – both on a direct contribution and contract margin basis.
  • Identify cost drivers within each workstream and work with the relevant team to identify opportunities for improvement & help to implement them
  • Refinement of incentive structure (for direct staff) to ensure optimum performance.
  • Analysis of all other costs in order to ensure costs are maintained in line with budget/no waste
  • Develop and improve controls environment.
  • Develop/Refine weekly management flash reports (revenue/costs, etc.) to ensure management are kept informed on all KPIs.
  • Liaising with back-office team to ensure relevant WIP reporting is being circulated on an ongoing basis, with improvements to reporting where necessary.   Ensure WIP v invoicing is tracked and managed at the appropriate contract level.
  • Ensure accurate project/dashboard reporting
  • Monitoring of headcount to ensure that headcount is only added as and when necessary.  Ownership of regular headcount reporting.
  • Tracking of all commercial metrics from a trend perspective – reporting v budget and v prior years, etc.
  • Walk contract managers through their P&L monthly (and KPIs on a weekly basis), highlighting areas of concern/items that require focus/attention, etc.  Ensure ownership of all variances, etc.
  • Financial Systems and Controls – assisting in the continuous review and strengthening of the systems of internal control.
  • Assist in developing key reports in Microsoft Navision ERP & Solver (reporting tool)


Key Relationships:

  • Develop and maintain an open relationship with Central Finance Team
  • Develop and maintain open relationships with Directors, Circet Home executive team and other key personnel appropriate for the effective execution of the role

Key Skills/Person Specification


  • ACA qualified with 2-3 years PQE
  • Self – motivation, determination and confidence in your abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong IT skills including advanced use of excel
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • A keen interest in financial systems and processes
  • Ability to work on multiple assignments with varying deadlines
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Navision (4PS) would be a distinct advantage