Assistant Finance Business Partner

Leicester | Other




Assistant Finance Business Partner

Hybrid - Leicester, LE3 1UQ

Permanent, Full Time

£28,000 per annum plus benefits


Here at Serco, we have an opportunity for an Assistant Finance Business Partner to join the Leisure team and support the Finance Business Partner and Serco business leaders to deliver profitable and sustainable growth for services. As our AFBP, you will be responsible for providing dedicated commercial, and financial information to support decisions aligned to strategic and customer priorities, to support winning good business and improve shareholder value. You will work with Business Partners and their portfolio of business to assist in providing assumptions, help influence decisions and support in making recommendations for efficiency improvements to sustain growth.


Serco's purpose is to impact a better future - we bring together the right people, the right technology, and the right partners to create innovative solutions that deliver positive impact and address some of the most urgent and complex challenges facing governments globally. Our services are powered by more than 50,000 colleagues working across multiple sectors including defence, space, migration, justice, healthcare, transport, and customer services in four regions: UK & Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.


As part of this you'll:

  • Support the Finance Business Partner by providing commercial and financial support; challenge and insight into business profitability 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.
  • Produce accurate financial records, compliance, business financial plans and forecasts with the Finance Business Partner for use by the Leisure finance team.
  • Understand the value drivers of the business and provide guidance on contract / service performance including ROI, scenario planning, KPI analysis and benchmarking.
  • Support the portfolio strategy through market, competitor and portfolio analysis and inform market entry and exit decisions.
  • Provide information to aid the support for new business, drawing upon the Pricing and Deal Architecture and Legal teams.
  • 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. 
  • Drive contract / service cost optimisation projects through profitability analysis and efficiency recommendations.


What you'll need to do the role:

  • Ideally you will be working as an Assistant Finance Business Partner or similar, working towards an appropriate professional qualification for the role (e.g., ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent).
  • Ability to highlight problems and support innovative and practical solutions.
  • Strong commercial acumen, as well as an understanding of relationships between key financial and non-financial business value drivers.
  • Ability to interpret and deal with incomplete data.
  • Proven experience of building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as and when required within the UK.


What we offer:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Annual leave purchase scheme.
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible working options.
  • A Serco benefits portal offering a wide range of discounts for major high street brands in Retail, Leisure & Hospitality.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Health Cash Plans, free flu jabs and more.
  • A wealth of career development training to suit your future aspirations. These range from role specific training, leadership coaching, formal study and much more to support you to build your career with Serco.
  • A safe and supportive culture.
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion.


About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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01/08/2024 01:09:00
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