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Finance Business Partner

Employer
OCS
Location
Eastern England, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 17, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Business Partner
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Job Title:
Finance Business Partner




Location:
England




Salary:
Competitive


Business Overview

OCS UK & Ireland, part of the OCS Group, is a leading facilities management company providing a range of both standalone and integrated services including cleaning, catering, security, technical services, energy management and compliance, front of house, landscaping, logistics, waste management and pest control services.

The company has a turnover of £1.7bn and operates across the UK and Ireland with 50,000 colleagues delivering innovative award-winning services to the private and public sectors and supporting the local communities in which it operates.

Job Overview

As a Finance Business Partner in the Technical Services sector, you will play a crucial role in supporting the finance department by providing strategic financial insights and analysis to the business.

This is a hybrid-working remote position, combining working with a vibrant & supportive finance team in the office, visiting clients sites and working from home. Your expertise in finance business partnering and management accounts, along with desire to make a difference, will be essential in driving informed decision-making and supporting the financial growth of our organization.

Benefits
  • hybrid/flexible working arrangements
  • days holiday + bank holidays
  • fruit in our office
  • Referral Scheme (if you refer a successful candidate to one of our vacancies)
  • range of retail discounts
  • social and charity events are held in our offices
  • involved in charity events in the local community


Wellbeing
  • gym membership
  • test £25 voucher and up to £100 towards glasses
  • our Cycle to Work scheme via salary sacrifice
  • to “CHROMA”, our internal colleague-led diversity and inclusion community - join a committee or take part in our D&I initiatives and events
  • to internal Mental Health First Aiders


Career development and recognition
  • access to “Opportunity” our internal Learning and Development platform
  • professional membership fees paid for
  • to win monthly OCS recognition scheme
  • service awards


Key

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the production of timely and accurate monthly Management Reports and Accounts, ensuring compliance with accounting standards. Including all necessary regional reports for major contracts in the Sector.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to key stakeholders, to aid the understanding of the financial position of the Sector’s variances and trends to ensure suitable action is taken where necessary.
  • To monitor key performance indicators and variance analysis to provide a clear understanding of the drivers of growth to inform and develop both short-term performance and the strategic direction of the Sector.
  • Develop and maintain effective business partnering relationships across different operational teams.
  • Work with Operational teams to improve working capital performance, with particular reference to debt and WIP management
  • Preparation of annual budgets and rolling forecasts to manage the divisional results and expectations across the business.
  • Utilise Accounting System and CAFM system to analyse financial data, create insightful reports, and identify trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Support in the preparation of financial presentations and reports for senior management and board meetings.
  • Compliance with group finance policy and procedure and establishment of additional policy and procedure as required.


Key working relationships:
  • Operational Teams, including Contract Managers & Account Directors
  • At times supporting Commercial Finance Director & Sector Managing Directors


About You:
  • Qualified Accountant (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent).
  • of preparing, reviewing, and interpreting Management Accounts
  • of budgeting and forecasting
  • of Hard Facilities Management Industry would be desirable
  • of working with WIP within the FM industry
  • Commercial acumen, with an ability to interpret numbers and communicate key issues in a concise and clear manner to a range of audiences.
  • Possessing a high level of attention to detail, but commercially focussed.
  • Excellent communications skills and customer service orientation.
  • Engaging client facing capabilities to build and develop relationships
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen eye for detail.
  • Advanced Excel skills and the ability to work with complex financial models.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Able to deal with a fast-paced continually evolving role.
  • Curious, determined with bags of initiative.

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