Finance Business Partner

Job Description

Finance Business Partner
12 month FTC
Competitive package 
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team in Government Services on a 12 month fixed term contract basis as a Finance Business Partner. Reporting into the Head of Finance this is an influential and high-profile role delivering financial and commercial support to one of the company's most diverse sub sectors. Through effective business partnering, the role will continually improve service levels, cost effectiveness and add value to commercial activities undertaken.
There will be a keen focus on commerciality across the board with every margin growth opportunity and cost mitigation explored, key initiatives being implemented and will include client negotiations where you will take the lead on finances. As Finance Business Partner you will also 
  • Business Partner the Operations Directors and Business Director ensuring strong commercial and operational decision making, managing financial risks and opportunities
  • Develop strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including colleagues, customers and subcontractors
  • Work with the wider finance team to continually develop KPIs and ensure that end users are focusing on the right metrics to drive profitable growth
  • Prepare and review annual budgets and reforecasting, monthly management information including in depth variance analysis and underlying performance reporting
  • Prepare monthly business review pack and present at MD/Head of Finance monthly meeting
  • Conduct balance sheet reviews and compliance with Group Accounting Manual, maintaining a full and up to date understanding of SAP and Nexus
  • Promote working capital improvements through timely, accurate contract billing and active management of debt ledgers
  • Calculate and manage the financial risks and opportunities arising from volumetric and other contract mechanisms
  • Financial oversight for all contract amendments and service pricing, ensuring pricing strategy is applied consistently
  • Implement robust financial processes, ensuring these are then subsequently maintained and adhered to. 
  • Deliver proactive ad-hoc financial analysis to support business unit decision making
  • Line manage and develop a team 
The successful Finance Business Partner will 
  • Be CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified with 3+ years of post-qualification experience 
  • Have Commercial experience gained in large contract management
  • Be experienced in preparation and review of budgeting and forecasting in a matrix environment
  • Have advanced excel and modelling experience
  • Demonstrate Business Partnering with non-financial colleagues up to a senior level
  • Be comfortable working with uncertainty and in a fast paced environment
  • Show strong interpersonal skills and stakeholder management
  • Have well-developed critical thinking and problem solving with an ability to clearly present outcomes and influence stakeholders
  • Be results orientated, with ability to take decisions when necessary and the resilience to be challenged
  • Have experience managing and developing a team

We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:
  • To help with the cost of living crisis, Compass will be providing a free meal or equivalent Subsidy while working
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, Booking.com and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and many more
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Regular emails filled with the best discounts and savings available
  • Receive cash rewards every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes
About UsPart of Compass Group UK&I, ESS is the Defence, Government, and Energy services sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland. We support 250+ UK military establishments, high profile police, secure environments and government sites, along with a range of onshore and offshore facilities including platforms, drilling rigs, floatels and offices for the energy sector. We know that a friendly face makes all the difference, so we look for people who are passionate about delivering excellent customer service, at all levels, to join our teams.Job Reference: com/0804/J71501/52634702/ONECompass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone's talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive - Diversity is Our Strength!