Finance Business Partner

We offer an exciting and attractive job, in an ambitious and competitive environment with the possibility of continuous professional and personal development. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of setting the future direction for Business Finance in DFDS. The environment is dynamic with focus on high performance, results, maintaining respect for work life balance. Working closely with the Local Financial Controller, we are seeking a trusted Business Partner with high business impact…. If this sounds like you then please get in touch!!

As part of the finance team in Scotland, the successful candidate first and foremost possess great financial acumen. You will have strong analytical and numerical abilities and on top a structured, reliable personality which supports you in planning, executing and prioritising activities. The financial business partner will pay high attention to detail and strive to continuously improve performance. As a proactive team player, you have a good drive, stay focused in a high-pressure environment and prioritise to get the job done.

We expect you to drive business performance, continuous productivity improvements and standardisation across the organisation as well as provide solutions to support business decisions, M&A activities, investment plans and forecasting process.

In addition to this, the key activities of the Finance Business Partners are organized in 3 Levels:

1. Reporting activities

2. Operational insight activities

3. Business development activities

and your roles and responsibilities include the following:

  • Timely and high-quality financial reporting and business analysis.
  • Working alongside the Local Finance team in the monthly management accounts production process
  • Providing data-led insights & analysis to drive business efficiency & profitability.
  • Using financial analysis and forecasting to design and oversee the execution of the budget/forecasting process
  • Act as liaison for local accounting processes with Financial Shared Service Centre.
  • Participate in projects related to new business opportunities & initiatives.
  • Be a part of developing our broader digital development initiatives.
  • Support M&A due diligence and post-integration work

Working 08.30 – 16:30 Mon – Fri, based at our Larkhall site, we will expect you to travel domestically to our various operations when required. We are looking for a professional individual to challenge the status quo at all levels of the organisation, and who has the following qualifications:

  • Educational background in Finance or the like.
  • Active member of an accountancy body.
  • Relevant work experience within finance functions (logistics experience would be advantageous)
  • A track record in driving high performance through teams.
  • Advanced Excel experience.
  • Proven record of analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills being able to work with both management and employees in a large organisation.
  • Open and positive attitude.
  • Outgoing, outspoken and a winning personality


Now about what we can give you. You’ll become part of a great business who take our people development seriously. You’ll be able to access some fantastic benefits such as:


  • Pension: Opportunity to join our Company Pension Scheme after successful completion of probation  
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme 
    • Health Plan with HSF –Includes benefits like money back on dentistry and glasses etc.
    • Free ferry travel for up to 4 guests between Dover and Calais / Newcastle and Amsterdam with no limit on trips


Who We Are…. DFDS provides shipping and transport services in Europe, generating annual revenues of EUR 3.6bn. To over 8,000 freight customers, we deliver high performance and superior reliability through shipping and port terminal services, and transport and logistics solutions. For four million passengers, we provide safe overnight and short sea ferry services. We have more than 11,000 employees, located on ships and in offices across more than twenty countries. DFDS was founded in 1866, with our headquarters in Copenhagen, and listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. In the UK, DFDS prides itself on having signed the Armed Forces Covenant and membership of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network. We are part of the CILT Top 30 Logistics Providers List.


Interested? Apply now! If you’re looking for a varied role and have a desire to work in one of Northern Europe’s leading shipping and logistics company, please send us across your CV!



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