Senior Finance Business Partner - Advisory
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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".
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.
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.
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?
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