Finance Business Partner

United Kingdom, Slough

Finance Business Partner

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

We are looking for a talented Finance Business Partner to join us in Slough, UK.  You will hold a key position in the Lonza finance network, where you will be supporting our Development Services in all Financial Control, Planning and Analysis activities.  You will play a crucial role in the efficient operations of the site and partner with senior management to deliver sales targets of over £100m.  Your ambition and drive will see you deliver improved value creation, while providing support to the Manufacturing Controller, and being involved in standard costing, material and inventory management. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide a true Business Partnering presence in areas such as summarising financial data, highlighting changes, risks and developments within the business and proposing corrective measures

  • Prepare an annual budget and mid-term plan

  • Monitor and understand progress of actual data versus planned data and drivers for underlying variances

  • Working with stakeholders to clearly communicate and maximise opportunities

  • Undertake strategic initiatives and projects to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the finance function

  • Timely delivery of all month end reporting requirements as designated by corporate, segment, business unit and operations, to include actuals and monthly forecasts.

  • Ensure integrity of the balance sheet and P&L statements for the development services reporting entities.

  • Ensuring compliance to internal control requirements and supporting internal and external audit requests.

Key requirements:

  • Experience in Financial controlling/Finance Business Partnering roles and reporting in an international environment

  • Ability to build strong peer relationships quickly

  • Proven ability to objectively challenge and influence at all levels

  • Excellent communications skills (written and oral) at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to be proactive and embrace the concept of best practices for process improvement while adapting to a changing business environment

  • Must be able to demonstrate a high degree of accuracy and ability to prioritise and deliver quality work under tight deadlines

  • Strong Excel skills and capability to formulate complex financial reporting

  • Experience of SAP will be a distinct advantage

  • Degree educated, ideally within Finance, Accountancy or Economics

  • Must hold one of the following full professional qualifications: ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIA, CIMA

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R32124