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Finance Business Partner

Employer
Equans
Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 13, 2023

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Job Role
Finance Business Partner
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Domain: Support Services/Finance

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Finance Business Partner to join our team covering the North, West & Central region on a permanent basis. This is a full time, hybrid role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary, company vehicle or allowance, bonus and benefits package.

The role offers flexible hybrid working, there is an expectation of working on site 2 days per week.
The role is to be responsible for the direct financial management of a cluster of accounts (7 contracts) that generates circa £17m of revenue per annum as well as supporting the delivery of projects (circa £34m) across the North, West & Central region.
Detailed analysis and financial accounting interpretation is required to fully understand the profitability drivers for the contracts & projects across the region. This will involve change modelling, benefits tracking and influencing the business to deliver additional value to all stakeholders.
The post holder will be the “face of Finance” at the local level - communicating to/from Operations & support functions and partner with the Contract team by providing financial information and interpretation, undertaking proactive analytical and other investigations, contributing to developing a better understanding of the business and improving operational performance.
What will you deliver?

Monthly management accounts in line with current accounting standards.
Forecasting P&L with detailed tracking and commentary.
Owners of the P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash flows, driving continuous improvement.
Support New Business activities
Reporting in line with IFRS standards
Provide expert accounting, reporting and all necessary financial expertise for the sector (circa 7 contracts)
Balance sheet and Cash flow forecasting
Work with contract management to ensure that plans, budgets, and forecasts for the contract are both challenging and achievable.
Manage the delivery of all financial processes to the division
Provide proactive input into contract negotiations and contract decision making initiatives
Intervene where required to support compliance and alignment objectives
Drive for value at the bottom line, with a focus on % of profit and prompt invoicing
Ad-hoc projects, which may include Contract recovery investigations, implementation, and benefits realization

What can we offer you?
On offer is a competitive salary, car or car allowance, bonus and benefits package, which includes;

25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
Life Cover equivalent to 2 times annual salary
Car allowance of £5,200 per annum, or company car
5% performance based bonus per year
Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
Gym membership discounts
Cycle to work scheme
Holiday purchase scheme
2 corporate social responsibility days per year
Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
Access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.
24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualified)
Ideally have 5 years post qualification experience in a Finance Business Partner role or similar.
Strong Excel skills are essential
A good working knowledge of SAP ideally
Power BI knowledge would be welcome
Good financial & commercial acumen
Ability to analyse complex data with high levels of accuracy
Ability to manage own and other workloads to meet set deadlines

Who are we?
Equans is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.
In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services - with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.
Equans’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.
Equans is a Bouygues group company.
What’s next?
If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.
As part our commitment to better reflect the markets within which we operate, we encourage applications from women, ethnically diverse individuals and people with disabilities, along with all candidates who identify with protected characteristic groups under the Equality Act 2010.
At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work.
You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role. Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.
The Equans Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to Equans Managers.

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