Senior Finance Business Partner - Advisory

Riyadh | Purchasing

Senior Finance Business Partner - Advisory
Make a difference every day 


We are a multinational organisation with a global team of 50,000 colleagues. In the Middle East we operate in the Transport, Defence & Advisory sectors, delivering services in Asset Management, Customer Experience, Fire & Rescue and Air Navigation Services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services to fulfil our purpose to impact a better future by "Bringing National Visions to Life".  
Your Opportunity  


We are looking for a Senior Finance Business Partner to provide financial leadership as a key part of the Advisory Services team in order to support the overall growth of the business and lead on special projects as requested by the CEO. This is a key role in delivering Serco Middle East strategy, which is focused on growth of the division through winning large contracts, M&A and joint ventures.


The ideal candidate should have the ability to identify key issues and manage an environment of regular change, to think strategically, execute quickly and adjust plans to meet organizational needs, and to hold sensitive and confidential materials in strict confidence.


Key Accountabilities 

  • You are expected to ensure timely and accurate records of financial data and provide financial management information to the Serco Middle East CFO, the division and Group if required.

  • You are also expected to set budgets and forecasts for the performance of the function and ensure awareness of all issues that may materially impact financial performance and report accordingly.

  • To be responsible for all matters financial, when deputising for the CFO and to liaise with contracts to address any such issues to reach conclusion.

  • To head the finance function across Advisory Services and ensure all financial requirements are adhered to in a timely and accurate manner

  • Manage the internal audit for the sector and external audit for all related entities

  • Lead on major transactions such as mergers & acquisitions, key partnerships, PPPs and joint ventures. 

  • Support with large/complex bids to ensure key risks and opportunities have been identified and mitigated, completeness and robustness of the proposal is achieved, and Serco has a competitive and potentially rewarding submission.

  • Source potential acquisition targets and deeply understand their businesses to assess strategic fit for the division.

  • Ensure awareness of the key financial risks and opportunities facing the business for specific sector/contract areas, and ensure innovative initiatives are developed, aimed at addressing those risks. 


Specific Requirements 

  • Minimum 10 years accounting / finance experience

  • Minimum 7 years acting in a management capacity in a finance context

  • Proven track in managing a finance team, interacting with senior management and delivering accurate and timely data.

  • Contractual and commercial experience in dealing with clients and suppliers to obtain the most favourable terms

  • In-depth ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Highly technically and practically competent in Accounting

  • Ability to negotiate and persuade at highest levels

  • Strong client management skills

  • Qualified Accountant to an internationally recognized standard; 

  • Ideally a degree holder in a related discipline;

  • Up to date knowledge of the international accounting standards (IFRS) and with Serco applied best practice


What's in it for you? 

At Serco, our core values drive everything we do, and we believe in fairly compensating our colleagues for the value they bring to our organization. We are proud to offer a total reward package at Serco which includes: 

  • Competitive monthly pay and allowances that are commensurate with the role and industry standards 
  • Comprehensive medical insurance coverage and life insurance, so our employees can feel secure in their health and financial wellbeing 
  • We recognize the importance of work-life balance, which is why we offer competitive leave benefits that exceed industry standards 
  • We offer an annual airfare allowance to support our expat colleagues to stay in touch and visit their loved ones 
  • We pride ourselves on providing a supportive work environment where we foster a positive Safety-First culture 
  • We care deeply about our colleagues' wellbeing and offer access to wellbeing programs and platforms to support their physical, mental, and emotional health. 
  • As a global organization, we offer a vast array of career paths for our employees to choose from. The scale and breadth of our organization provides our colleagues with opportunities for growth and variety in their career path, both regionally and globally. 


Join Us 

At Serco, we believe there is a place here for everyone. A place where you can bring your authentic self to work every day. Our workplace culture is one that embraces diversity and fosters equity, respect, and belonging for every individual. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and creating an inclusive environment that proudly celebrates the perspectives and backgrounds that each of our employees bring to work every day. 


Join Serco and be part of a values-driven organization that invests in the development and well-being of its employees and offers a rewarding and fulfilling career. 

Serco is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities and is committed to ensuring the safety of all of its employees through its Zero Harm initiative. Please visit for more information.

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07/10/2023 02:27:00
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