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Finance Business Partner in Maidenhead

Company: Covance
Location: Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reference: 68029BR
Closing Date: 03 Sep 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

Covance is currently recruiting a Finance Business Partner - office-based position in Maidenhead, UK.



  • Leadership for CDS Europe financial planning and analysis processes and delivery. Providing financial planning and analysis guidance to the CDS business unit in Europe.
  • To provide analytical support to the CDS General Manager and leadership team and Global Business Analysts on all financial matters including (but not limited to) budgets, forecasts, business performance reviews, strategic planning, financial analysis for capital requests, investment proposals, staff requisitions and profit and process improvement initiatives.
  • Building and maintaining close relationships and partnering with the key CDS Leaders to ensure the provision of a highly regarded analysis service.
  • Developing tools and systems to facilitate a deeper insight into business performance and support decision-making processes.


  • Maintain a strong relationship with key global and regional leaders to ensure that they have a good understanding of their business drivers.
  • Work as part of the European virtual support functions team to set direction for the region and ensure the support functions deliver a seamless and efficient service to the operating teams
  • Work closely with the regional Finance teams and corporate offices to increase the effectiveness and value added by the FP&A team.
  • To interpret, explain and present financial information to non-financial people.
  • To provide formal and informal training on financial issues.

Financial reporting and analysis:

  • Maintain awareness and deep understanding of all aspects of Europe CDS activities in order that a balanced and rounded view can be presented in all financial reporting and analysis of those activities.
  • Work with Europe CDS key leaders to prepare budgets and forecasts to meet Corporate and business requirements.
  • Work closely with global FP&A teams, resources and operational teams to produce accurate short and long term revenue forecasts.
  • Preparation and review of month-end, quarter-end and year-end business performance reports. Interpret business results and provide advice and guidance regarding corrective action to be taken.
  • Proactively identify operations related issues and provide counsel on any necessary corrective action.
  • Provision of detailed analytical support and investment appraisal for Capital Expenditure Requests.
  • Conduct ad-hoc financial analysis on own initiative or at request of senior management.


  • Continuous review and improvement of systems and processes including specification, testing and implementation of new systems as required.


  • Work closely with regional leadership to identify and progress opportunities for revenue growth and cost reduction.
  • Member and active contributor to any Business Unit meetings.
  • Participate in Corporate and regional initiatives as required.
  • Mentor, train and develop other members of the FP&A team

Education and qualifications:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACMA/ACCA)
  • Advanced Excel skills essential, PeopleSoft & Hyperion skills desirable
  • Ideally Pharma/CRO industry Experience or project based people service sector Experience (2-3 years in the simillar postion)
  • Ability to influence and guide across the region and on a corporate finance basis
  • Ability to identify and solve complex business problems using appropriate financial techniques
  • Strong commercial focus


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Contact Information:

Address:  Covance- Maidenhead

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