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Finance Business Partner

Company: Oxford Instruments
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world's leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. Using Atomic Force Microscopes from Asylum Research, our customers can see how cancer cells respond to new treatments, extend the lifetime and efficiency of renewable energy systems and lithium-ion batteries, and develop the novel materials required for quantum computing.At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world's leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. With a sixty-year history, and fourteen Queen's Awards for Enterprise, our world-class products and technologies are helping our customers to address the greatest challenges of the 21st century.How we workWe're committed to being the leading provider of high-tech products and services for the world's most important industrial and scientific research communities. Our people are vital to our success. We strive to offer the opportunities that will attract, motivate and retain the very best talent in our sector. This involves creating an inclusive environment and culture, where difference is valued and people are recognized for what they deliver and bring to the team.Empowering People to Make a DifferenceWe don't wait for change to happen. We enable it. That's why we aim to create the best working environment and culture for our people to thrive. We share the same goals and value diversity of thought, perspective and experience. With a focus on the ongoing development, engagement and wellbeing of our people, we know we will continue to exceed customer expectations and drive change for the future.We are looking for an expereinced Finance Business Partner to join Oxford Instruments at our Asylum Research office in Santa Barbara! This is an exciting opportunity for the appointed individual to contibute to an exceptional team. -You as a leaderIf you are a leader that is passionate about building great teams, who enjoys working collaboratively with talented colleagues, you are the right person for us. We are a values driven company based in Santa Barbara. We focus on creating a positive environment where both people and the business can grow and thrive.About the Opportunity:The Finance Business Partner will focus on financial and commercial value drivers, providing pertinent financial and commercial advice, actively supporting the business and its customers. The Finance Business Partner has responsibility for understanding, communicating and acting on the financial performance of the busiess, supporting business functions, particularly product management and operations in driving value creation. The role retains responsibility for the business numbers as well as all financial planning and forecasting, and the analysis of R&D and capital investment decisions. Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce, understand, and communicate regular and ad-hoc reporting to divisional management including analysis and business insight
  • Work closely with product managers to understand all aspects of product strategy, utilising financial skills and strategic analysis to drive revenue and margin improvement initiatives. Support product managers on the identification and monitoring of key performance indicators for assessing the success of product strategy implementation.
  • Review of global and regional pricing strategies with recommendations to optimise pricing for value creation
  • Work closely with operations to create and deliver actions on key performance indicators to drive operational efficiencies and margin improvement
  • Support Group and divisional strategic sourcing and procurement functions to drive Group led and divisional projects
  • Understand foreign exchange exposures and initiate pricing and margin actions to benefit from and mitigate impact from favourable and adverse FX movements respectively
  • Provide pricing and analytical support to all contracts, tenders and projects, ensuring optimal pricing decisions that incorporate relevant risk profiles
  • Deliver financial assessment of R&D and capital expenditure projects, ensuring that business cases are complete and contain relevant sensitivity and stress testing. Monitor on-going projects to ensure benefits are being realised.
  • Responsible for export compliance for the Asylum business
  • Deliver an optimal cash management profile, driving value by effectively managing working capital and other aspects that impact cash flow
  • Focus on analysis, interpretation and accounting judgement. Retain ownership and responsibility for its data and information, engage Finance Operations to facilitate process compliance and quality of output.
  • Ensure that transaction initiation and approval is delegated and disseminated appropriately across the business to ensure maximum efficiency gains are realised
  • Monitor and understand divisional performance, working closely with management to use financial expertise to add value throughout the business. Provide professional commentary and recommendations against performance metrics. Undertake business planning and portfolio reviews.
  • Implement and comply with Group policy, controls and standardised processes
  • Provide financial and commercial advice supported by the identification, mitigation and management of financial, commercial and economic risk Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
    • Graduate degree, qualified accountant - either ACA or CIMA (or equivalent CPA requirements)
    • Proven experience of working at a senior divisional level
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
    • Strong organisational and analytical skills including valuation methodologies and use of key performance indicators
    • High level of energy and drive
    • Demonstrated delivery in a demanding multi-functional stakeholder environment
    • Strong commercial acumen, willing and able to improve on accepted practices and processes
    • Must be able to demonstrate the highest levels of personal integrity and professionalism and can demonstrate that they are reliable and apolitical with strong emotional awareness
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience interacting and presenting at a senior level Oxford Instruments Perks and benefits:
      • Generous benefit packages - -We offer our -employees -competitive health insurance options, including Medical, Dental, and -
        Vision plans. -
      • Our 401k program has options for saving both pre- and post-tax dollars for retirement.
      • Paid Time Off (PTO) Work-life balance is a key part of our company culture here at OI, and we know that our employees do -their best work when they can take the time they need to rest and recharge. Employees start with 4 weeks of -PTO which is accrued -each pay period. -
      • Holidays - -We recognize 11 holidays this year
      • In addition to all the standard PTO options, OI proudly offers a generous and progressive paid family leave policy.
      • Professional Development - OI supports -you and your -professional -development -with $5,250 -available in -annual tuition -reimbursement -after 6 months -of service.Oxford Instruments requires all employees to be fully vaccinated by their first day of work. The Company will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation as required by law.Oxford Instruments is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Oxford Instruments is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact Human Resources, 978-405-1119.Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs. #LI-EB1 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.

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