Finance Business Partner - Leisure

Oxford, Basingstoke & Kent | Other

Finance Business Partner - Leisure     
Flexible Base Location with travel to Oxford, Basingstoke & Kent

Hybrid working
Full Time, Permanent    

Competitive salary plus benefits     

 

Here at Serco, we are seeking an experienced Finance Business Partner to provide dedicated, commercial, and financial decision support aligned to our strategic objectives and customer priorities, to win and deliver good business and improve shareholder value.

 

In this key role you will support the Leisure sector, to act as a trusted point of contact for business leaders and contract managers, transforming financial and non-financial information into insight which influences decision making to improve financial performance of Serco services. You will be integral to ensuring accurate monthly reporting and forecasting, accounting in line with client contracts and Serco policy, providing pro-active financial support to operational colleagues & clients, and improving commercial awareness across the contracts
 

Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Act as a trusted, visible, and accessible point of contact to business leaders; providing commercial and financial decision 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.
  • Be 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.
  • 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.
  • Proactively identify, assess, and manage financial and commercial risks.


What you'll need to do the role:

  • Ideally you will be working towards an appropriate professional qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent). Serco will support and fund your pursuit of this qualification.
  • Proven experience of collaborating with business leaders in a complex business environment.
  • Experience 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 key decision makers.
  • Ability to highlight problems, offer innovative and practical solutions, and drive through their execution.
  • Strong commercial acumen, as well as demonstrable experience of understanding relationships between key financial and non-financial business value drivers.
  • Translate business requirements into open, honest, and transparent insight to solve business challenges.
  • Ability to interpret and deal with incomplete data; and the capability to exercise judgement where there is ambiguity.

 

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. 


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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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Expiry Date
02/05/2024 01:11:00
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