Finance Business Partner - RFCA

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Who we are

VIVO provides facilities management and accommodation maintenance for the UK military and its partners. VIVO embodies both experience and innovation.


What we do

We put our Customers and Families First. They are the driving force behind everything we do. We drive forward improvements for them to ensure the service they receive, whether reactive repairs or a major project, is completed safely and on time. In order to achieve this, we have 4 core values: open, caring, agile and collaborative. These are at the heart of everything we do.


Location: Home based, to cover sites across England

Salary: £50,000-£55,000

Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm



VIVO have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Business Partner to join our friendly and successful team.

A key interface between operations and finance, this role will be integral to the success of the RFCA contract. The finance business partner will support VIVO business leaders to deliver profitable and sustainable growth, providing dedicated commercial and financial decision support aligned to strategic and customer priorities, improving shareholder value.  


Reporting to the Senior Finance Business Partner, this role will see you work with business units and departments to establish what an 'effective business partner' is, and what is expected from the relationship between finance and the rest of the business, take ownership of a subset of management accounts (portfolio) within VIVO's overall remit, with a key role in preparation of monthly reports for management information and decision making, and undertake annual budget and target setting exercises, underpinned with periodic rolling forecasting, informed by budget holders and supported with information and experience gleaned from successful business partnering.


You will also create and develop KPIs and management reporting mechanisms built from the data available within the current system set up, ensuring that data collected within the systems is appropriate and accurate for effective decision making, continually review operational performance through financial performance and related KPIs to provide understanding of profitability and strategic delivery with a view to maximising commercial success and minimising financial risk, take an active role in the regular review of risks and opportunities arising from commercial and operational activities; working with business leads to mitigate and maximise as required and highlighting where to watch, work closely with the commercial and billable work's teams in particular, understanding the way that revenues and costs are earned / incurred and ensuring accounting records report accurately both work complete and work in progress, and put measures in place to report on any delays in billing or cash collection and supporting the contract in commercial and financial discussions to get resolution should any cash issues arise.


Your reporting responsibilities will include accountability for the accuracy, completeness and compliance of financial records (including balance sheet, profit and loss, cash flow and forecasts) that are produced for VIVO Defence, particularly in relation to the portfolio assigned to the business partner, and ensuring VIVO group reporting requirements are met and in line with group deadlines.


In addition to this, client and stakeholder engagement will be a vital part of your role, attending relevant team meetings and building strong and supportive relationships across the wide spectrum of departments, including shareholders, external auditors, tax advisors and regulatory bodies as required from time to time.


We ask that candidates submit a covering letter with their CV to evidence your key achievements and involvement with projects, particularly around process review and continuous improvement.


You will be required to visit operational sites as part of your role and as such, you must be willing and able to travel. You will be responsible for arranging these visits as your diary allows. 

You will be expected to attend in person meetings in Birmingham and/or Hook and so candidates must be located within a reasonable distance from these areas.



What You Need To Do The Job


First and foremost, you should hold a recognised professional accountancy qualification such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent.

Due to the smaller portfolio, this would ideally suit a newly qualified accountant still developing Business Partnering experience and looking for the next step in your career.


You should be a confident individual with commercial and strategic awareness, with the ability to communicate with influence and question and challenge where needed.

A good understanding of effective budget setting and forecasting outcomes is essential, as well as strong Excel skills and the ability to manipulate and present complex data concisely.


Experience of SAP systems and interfaces would be valuable but is not essential, however you must have the ability to quickly assimilate knowledge of new systems.



What We Offer:

  • Company car/car allowance
  • Bonus
  • 6% employee matched pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Private medical cover for self and partner
  • Life assurance 2 x base salary
  • Excellent training and support to enable you to achieve your career goals.

VIVO Defence Services

The role you have applied for is with VIVO Defence Services, a joint venture between Serco and EQUANS. By applying for this role, please be aware that information contained within your CV may be shared between VIVO Defence Services, Serco and EQUANS during the recruitment process.


At VIVO, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. Therefore, 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 and operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident Leader. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. If candidates wish to request extra time to apply then they should contact 0345 010 4000 and ask to speak to a VIVO Recruiter.



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01/08/2024 01:09:00
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