Finance Business Partner

Birchwood | Accountancy

Finance Business Partner
Hybrid - Attached to the Warrington Office
Full Time, Permanent   

Up to £75,000 (dependent on experience)  


Here at Serco, we are seeking an experienced Finance Business Partner to improve the financial knowledge and control environment to support increased profitability for the AASC contracts within the Justice & Immigration business.


The AASC contract, which covers two regions, is the largest in Serco Group and has a dynamic operating environment given the nature / changing scale of the services, providing accommodation and associated services for asylum seekers, on behalf of the Home Office. This role has a specific focus on Contingent Accommodation with a scope of over £500M turnover within the AASC contract.


In this key role you will be responsible for providing dedicated, commercial and financial decision support aligned to strategic and customer priorities, to win good business and improve shareholder value. You will work to challenge assumptions, influence decisions, and make recommendations for efficiency improvements to sustain growth.

As part of this you'll:


  • Act as a supportive finance & commercial partner to the AASC Senior Finance Business Partner to ensure efficient finance processes, drive financial performance and minimise risk
  • Deliver timely and accurate financial performance reporting and support contract forecasting and budgeting processes
  • Be the key contact with customer (commercial & pricing) and wider internal and external stakeholder management
  • Own the customer and vendor contract data (contractual rates & volumes, contract expiry dates etc)
  • Bring new market insight and analysis to support the development of financial and commercial aspects of the contract and any changes in operational delivery
  • Provide financial support and insight to key customer and vendor relationships on the contract and help to manage those relationships.  Mitigate risk by ensuring we have appropriate supply contracts which mirror, as far as possible, our customer contract obligations & terms
  • Manage one direct report day to day (Hotels Administrator)

What you'll need to do the role:


  • Must hold an appropriate professional qualification for the role (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Track record of collaborating with business leaders in a complex business environment
  • Experience of adding value in a commercially orientated bidding and contracting environment
  • Evidence of ability to influence, negotiate, listen to and resolve conflicts with key decision makers
  • Ability to highlight problems, offer innovative and practical solutions, and drive through your execution
  • Strong commercial acumen, as well as a strong understanding of the relationships between key financial and non-financial business value drivers
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the UK


Why Serco:


Meaningful and vital work: In this position, your work is vital to the business, in terms of decisions and growth. You will gain a world of opportunity working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, personal growth, achievement and development won't be hard to find. You'll also work with great people. You'll find yourself working in a highly motivated, supportive environment where no two days are the same, with experienced colleagues who strive for excellence.


What we offer:


  • Company car / £4200 cash alternative
  • Bonus scheme - 10% on target, 20% exceeding targets
  • Private healthcare
  • Flexible working considered
  • Pension - 6%
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Growth and development opportunities - Serco will support with a range of qualifications
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Wisdom App, Bupa Anytime HealthLine, Simply Health Plans and more
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure and Hospitality discounts
  • Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase more
  • Life assurance



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.



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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities. 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.


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. We're a proud holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard and we actively encourage applications from females, those with disabilities or from an ethnic minority background. 

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02/03/2024 01:15:00
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