Job description


Finance Business Partner - Support Services


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 £0.5bn, over 500 veterinary practice sites across the UK, Ireland and The Netherlands and more than 6500 employees and growing. Alongside veterinary practices, we also operate pet crematoria, laboratories, a distribution centre, an online business and buying groups.


Do you have financial acumen, have a commercial mind-set and do you have the ability to form productive working relationships with colleagues at all levels? Can you drive accountability, positively challenge and support business leaders? Are you comfortable handing large volume of data and can you support business decision making through your analysis?


Working as part of a team of experienced Finance Business Partners you will be the Finance lead responsible for period end reporting, forecasting and budgeting for a division(s) of the CVS group. We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Accountant to join our team in the role of Finance Business Partner here at CVS.


Key duties and responsibilities to include:

  • Producing and reviewing 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
  • 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


Location: We offer a flexible approach to work, with the opportunity to work both from home and at the office in Diss or Warrington. Some travel will be required to the respective practices within Covid-safe guidelines.


In addition to an attractive salary and company car/car allowance, we offer benefits including;

  • Up to 7 weeks holiday (with our buy/sell holiday scheme) + Bank Holidays
  • Enhanced holiday scheme where you get an additional days holiday for every year of service (up to a maximum of 5 additional days)
  • Access to our industry leading sharesave scheme
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave
  • Heavily discounted pet healthcare
  • Continued professional development 
  • A range of flexible benefits such as Perkbox, GymFlex and Cycle to Work to suit your needs.


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 + Benefits
  • Practice:
    Support Services
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  • Application Closing Date:
    26 January 2022
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