Finance Business Partner

Home Based | Accountancy

Home Based with travel - Bristol / London approx 2 times p/w)
Band 2: Permanent, Full Time
Competitive Salary approx. £70k per annum  + Car + Excellent Corporate Benefits Package


Here at Serco, we're looking for a Finance Business Partner (FBP) to join our Justice & Immigration business supporting 2 of our custodial prisons - HMP Ashfield based in Bristol and HMP Thameside based in London.


Joining our Finance team, you will work alongside the senior management teams to deliver against the key objectives and performance measures for the contract. You will have a strong relationship with senior leadership teams, in particular the Contract Director.


Using your proactive nature, you will be expected to 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.

This is demanding, critical role requiring appropriate professional qualifications alongside proven ability to understand and contribute to business strategy, demonstrating commerciality and customer focus. 


You will collaborate with our business leaders in a complex business environment so you must have experience of adding value in a commercially orientated bidding and contracting environment. Strong commercial business acumen is key to drive deliverance of accountabilities which will include:


  • Shared ownership and responsibility of financial performance - c. £50m-£60m ACV
  • Drive margin optimisation projects through profitability analysis and efficiency recommendations
  • Highlight problems, offer innovative and practical solutions, and drive through their execution
  • Support business leaders to deliver contractual obligations through identification of over and under delivery, performing root cause analysis, and making recommendations
  • Proactive identification, assessment, and management of financial and commercial risks

What you'll need to do the role

First and foremost, you'll need to be fully qualified for the role (e.g., ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)

You will have strong communication skills and be comfortable at building and maintaining strong relationships with internal stakeholders through the sharing of knowledge and collaboration.

Key strengths will include adaptable, energetic and enjoy developing as a continuous learner!


You will be comfortable working in a virtual team however flexibility is a must - whilst this role is Home based, to ensure successful deliverance there is a need to travel to the prison sites to fulfil the role.


Why Serco


Meaningful and vital work - The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives.


A world of opportunity - Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.


Great people - We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 


What we offer  


  • A competitive salary, pension (matched up to 6%), life insurance; 25 days' leave & bank holidays.
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team; volunteer leave; continuous training and development opportunities.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family, such as Employee Assistance Programme, Thrive App, Simply Health Plans, Annual Leave Purchase Scheme and more.
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals.
  • The chance to make a positive difference in 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 Silver 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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10/10/2023 02:20:00
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