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Finance Business Partner - Health - Barts and East Kent

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45,000.00 - 55,000.00  per year



london UK


Full time

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Sep 9, 2017

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It?s an exciting time to join SercoAs a company we are clear on what we do with a focus on our ambition to be a superb provider of public services, and the best managed business in a very competitive sector and so our Finance Transformation has been initiated.We are creating a new operating model for the UK Group and Divisional Finance Function which includes:Creating a Centre of Excellence for reporting, forecasting, planning and analysis. Establishing new roles of Finance Business Partners to work with the Centre of Excellence, and use the financial data and analytics generated to offer strategic insight and value-adding activities to their internal customers. *Please note that this role can be based in London or Kent* The key purpose of a Business Partner is to support Serco business leaders to deliver profitable and sustainable growth for services. The Business Partner is responsible for supporting the delivery of dedicated, commercial and financial decision support aligned to strategic and customer priorities, to win good business and improve shareholder value. The Business Partner will work with a portfolio of business to challenge assumptions, influence decisions and make recommendations for efficiency improvements in order to sustain growthYou will act as a trusted point of contact for business leaders, transforming financial and non-financial information into insight which influences decision making to improve financial performance of Serco services.The role supports a portfolio (single or group of contracts/services) and is located at or geographically close to the business reporting into the Business Unit Financial Director or a Senior Business Partner within the Business Unit. The role will have a strong relationship with the relevant Contract Directors or Managers / Service Commissioners for their portfolio. Key Accountabilities include:Act as a trusted, visible and accessible point of contact to business leaders; support the delivery of commercial and financial decision support to drive future performance.Understand the customer landscape and their drivers to provide contract / service pricing, cash and margin optimisation recommendations, ensuring an acceptable balance of risk and return.Provide business knowledge and interface with the Centre of Excellence to enable their production of accurate financial records, compliance, business financial plans and forecasts.Accountable for the accuracy of financial records, compliance, business financial plans and forecasts that are produced by the Centre of Excellence.Understand the value drivers of the business and provide guidance on contract / service performance including ROI, scenario planning, KPI analysis and benchmarking.Provide challenge and decision support for new business, drawing upon the Pricing and Deal Architecture and Legal teams, as appropriate.Develop customer relationships to support successful commercial and financial negotiations regarding variable revenue, rebids and change notices.Support business leaders to deliver contractual obligations through identification of over and under delivery, performing root cause analysis, and making recommendations.Support contract / service cost optimisation projects through profitability analysis and efficiency recommendations.Proactive identification, assessment and management of financial and commercial risks.Build and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders through the sharing of knowledge and collaboration.Champion working as part of a virtual team with the business, Centre of Excellence and Group Finance to embed and sustain the Finance Operating Model. Sklills/ExperienceQualified or part-qualified (and continuing to study towards ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)Be a student of a relevant professional body (where applicable)Awareness of Serco?s strategy, commercially minded and customer focused.Capability of adding value in a commercially orientated bidding and contracting environment.Knowledge and understanding of the business within their scope of responsibility.Evidence of ability to influence, negotiate, listen to and resolve conflicts with decision makers.Ability to highlight problems, offer practical solutions, and support their execution.Commercial acumen, as well as experience of understanding relationships between key financial and non-financial business value drivers.Translate business requirements into open, honest and transparent insight to solve.Ability to interpret and deal with incomplete data; and the capability to exercise judgement where there is ambiguity.Evidence of building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders.Evidence of building trust with a team; allowing direct conversations and not sanitising messages.Experience of having worked successfully in a virtual team.Demonstrates diligence, integrity and personal gravitas.Adaptable, energetic and a continuous learnerIn particular you must have demonstrable commercial experience in balancing contract risk and return, optimising financial outcomes, Identifying and mitigating financial and commercial risk, driving and responding to change and reinforcing compliance.       On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. Serco is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Serco Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application should the closing date of the advertisement be brought forward.  

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