Finance Analyst - 7 Month Fixed Term Contract

  • Job Reference: 127722
  • Date Posted: 2 June 2021
  • Employer: Serco Limited
  • Website: https://www.serco.com/careers
  • Location: Hampshire (RG27 9UY), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £40,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Not specified

Job Description

Job title: Finance Analyst - 7 month fixed term contract

Reporting to: SBS Record to Report & Projects Manager

Base location: Hook (2 or 3 times a week), currently working from home

Salary: Up to £45,000 + Benefits

 

 

As a global FTSE 250 company with over 500 contracts across 20 countries we rely on the support of our Record to Report Business Services team to keep the business running smoothly and efficiently.

 

As an integral team member, the Finance Analyst within Serco Business Services (SBS) will support the Finance Record to Report (R2R) team function in this versatile role. By reviewing regular reporting sent via our offshore partners, as well as supporting with system and process improvements, the Finance Analyst will support the team and report to the Head of R2R and closely support the Senior Finance Managers within the team.

 

In return we can offer a supportive and collaborative environment that respects work/life balance and a great opportunity to drive significant improvements for Serco while developing your knowledge of the operations of this large diverse business.

 

Reason for role

A newly created role, the Finance Analyst will be joining a team with a number of projects underway and on the horizon, and so extra support is needed for this busy area - there is plenty to get involved in, and lots of scope to learn and develop!

 

Key accountabilities

  • Review, collect and collate feedback on, and validate reported SLA's with our offshore partner (monthly)
  • Manage R2R documentation and processes mapping
  • Support R2R team with projects, and ad hoc data analysis and financial insight
  • Identify and drive process improvements by analysing and interpreting data, trends and making comparative analyses
  • Review, monitor, analyse and identify improvements to KPI's and other reported metrics
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement

 

What you'll need to do the role

The successful applicant will firstly be AAT qualified at least, or studying towards ACCA/CIMA/ACA or equivalent. At least 3 years as a Finance Analyst is also required, with some experience in such a role within a large company setting. Good Excel skills (pivots, VLOOKUP's, report creation, if formulas) and good PowerPoint skills will also be necessary.

 

Why Serco?

Meaningful and vital work: As part of the Service Delivery team, you'll be able to strongly influence the finance divisions' efforts that help Serco to deliver essential public services, making a real difference to society.

A world of opportunity: Working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, you can build a fulfilling career doing work aligned to your strengths and interests.

Great people: You'll find yourself working with a variety of highly motivated, supportive and experienced colleagues, where no two days are the same.

 

What we offer

  • Up to £45,000 basic salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • An autonomous and supportive culture
  • The chance to make a positive difference to public sector services

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Serco

 

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

 

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

 

Apply

 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

 

We're a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

 

Serco supports fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required).