Immediate opportunity for an experienced Business Partner to work for an energy and facilities management company based in the North East.
Location: North East (some travel to Scotland and around the patch (Durham, Washington, Gateshead, Newcastle, Teesside) plus bi-annually to Cork).
The Business Partner role needs to be fulfilled by a dynamic individual. Someone personable and good at building relationships as you have to drive change / knowledge transfer and question/challenge the Ops teams to keep driving forward their contracts.
As this role is remote from the teams on a day to day basis you need to have a presence when on site.
General Overview: Be an effective partner to the business, providing support, challenge, expertise and a clear framework as appropriate.
Responsibilities, skills and experience include:
The “face of Finance” at the local level – communicating to / from the Operating Contract to Finance.
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.
Provide expert accounting, reporting and all necessary financial expertise for the sector / contract.
Balance sheet and Cash flow forecasting
Assist in the production of the Medium term Cash Budgets for the Central Finance Team.
Work with contract management to ensure that plans, budgets and forecasts for the contract are both challenging and achievable.
Partner with the contracts to shape and manage performance KPI’s.
Source and inform the central team of the specific requirements and specifications of the sector / contract.
Manage the delivery of all financial processes to their BU.
Provide proactive input into contract negotiations and contract decision making initiatives.
Attend contract / sector committees and meetings as required, including meetings with the client.
Intervene where required to support compliance and alignment objectives.
Drive for value at the bottom line, with a focus on revenue enhancement / protection and on cost saving opportunities.
Ad-hoc projects; which may include Contract recovery investigations, implementation and benefits realisations
Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualified)
Ideally have 3 years post qualification experience in a Finance Business Partner role or similar
Good financial & commercial acumen
Ability to analyse complex data with accuracy
Good communicator and strong inter-personal skills
Excellent problem solving, analytical and customer service skills
Excellent planning & administration skills
Ability to manage own and others workloads to meet set deadlines
Being open to innovation and new ways of working
Innovative thinking and can do attitude
On offer: Salary £40-50K + £5000 car allowance + bonus