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Assistant Finance Business Partner (Equine, Farm and Referrals) - Support Office


Are you a Qualified Accountant? 


Would you like to work for a forward thinking company that places focus on their people?


At CVS Group we are one of the largest integrated veterinary groups in Europe with a turnover in excess of £425M, over 500 veterinary practice sites across the UK, Ireland and The Netherlands and 6500 employees. Alongside veterinary practices, we also operate pet crematoria, laboratories, a distribution centre, an online business and buying groups. 


CVS is committed to being the best employer in the veterinary services sector, we are a company that places focus on people and as such are looking for someone to join our business who has both the vision and passion to continue developing our people and our business. 


"We are not an animal business, we are a People business and we do amazing things for animals!”


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Accountant to join our team in the role of Assistant Finance Business Partner here at CVS to be based at our support office in Diss.


The principal responsibility of this role is to be the Finance Business Partner for our Equine, Farm and Referral divisions providing support to the Equine Operations Director, Farm Animal Director and Referrals Operations Director.


Key duties and responsibilities to include:

  • Assisting the Finance Business partner and Head of FP&A with the production and review of the CVS Group consolidated management accounts providing insightful commentary, including hands on production of the divisional accounts reported
  • Assisting with the creation of the budget for this region and to understand and provide constructive challenge to their business partner(s)
  • Improving the quality, impact and understanding of reporting on business performance including the development of non-financial KPI's analysis in order to monitor performance against plans
  • Development and creation of financial forecasting, decision making support and commercial analysis
  • Creation and support of capex business cases
  • Delivery of robust financial control, including development and implementation of improvements in processes and procedures
  • Seeking continuous development and improvement in client service and processes
  • Highlight operational or financial risks and, where appropriate, provide advice on potential solutions for minimising these risks
  • Build strong working relationships with business partners and their teams
  • Assist the Finance Business Partner (National) with other ad hoc reporting requirements when required, for example, VAT returns, tax analysis and audit process
  • This role will require travel to regional sites in accordance with duties


Skills and experience required:

  • Qualified/Finalist qualified accountant;
  • Good understanding of the effective use of accounting systems
  • Microsoft NAV and Cognos skills desirable
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Comfort with exposure to senior stakeholders desirable


Interested in joining our team?

If so, please click "Apply Now" and we will be in contact with you shortly. 


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Head Office Finance
CVS House, Owen Road, Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom, IP22 4ER
  • Salary:
    Attractive Salary + Benefits
  • Practice:
    Support Office
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  • Application Closing Date:
    31 March 2021
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