Balfour Beatty

Finance Business Partner

Dartford, London, UK
Not disclosed
01 Dec 2022
13 Dec 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

About the role

We are looking for a Finance Business Partner to join our growing team here at CPS.

This role will see you acting as the Finance lead for our Service Delivery Directorate and be a key member of the Service Delivery leadership team.

You will have overall financial management responsibility, to include the provision of meaningful and accurate financial information, with insightful interpretation and analysis to help shape business performance.

You will be expected to partner with operational and commercial colleagues to achieve improved business performance. You will need to demonstrate and facilitate the collaboration between all business units and represent the finance team at senior management meetings

What you'll be doing

Reporting Processes

  • Responsible for annual budgeting, quarterly forecasting, and monthly reporting of the financial performance of the Service Delivery Directorate
  • Report actual performance monthly against budget/forecast, understand variances, and track risk and opportunities to meeting targets
  • Assist the commercial and operations team to recognise revenue on all activities monthly, challenging where necessary
  • Identify, investigate, and resolve anomalies arising during monthly reporting
  • Lead the monthly internal financial review with the commercial and operational teams
  • To represent the Service Delivery Directorate at the Senior Management Team and Senior Leadership Team meeting
  • Oversee the weekly cost reporting process, to include insights from the electronic time sheeting system
  • Oversee weekly reconciliation of Service Delivery Inventory
  • Production of ad-hoc reports and balance sheet reconciliations

Management Duties

  • To coach and support Service Delivery operational managers and commercial team through a process of education and participation, to own delivery of their budgets
  • To challenge the veracity of inputs to ensure the quality of the directorates financial reporting
  • Overall management of WIP and Overmeasure for the directorate
  • To maintain the Risk & Opportunities schedule for the directorate
  • Support the operational and commercial colleagues with any finance related issues
  • Undertake an annual review of processes and procedures. Review applicability and eliminate waste.

Wider Finance Duties

  • To be the Service Delivery lead on CPS finance systems
  • Maximise directorate profitability through effective financial management, challenge, and insight
  • Minimise miscoding of transactions through education and review
  • Oversee the opening and closing of task numbers to ensure the application of a consistent methodology and avoid duplication
  • Interface with central Finance team to ensure:
  • Information is provided on time
  • Continuous improvement
  • Management of change
  • Process and system improvement needs of Service Delivery are recognised and taken forwards
  • To be the finance contact for audit queries pertaining to the Service Delivery Directorate

Who we're looking for

Qualifications and experience

  • CIMA / ACCA / ACA qualified
  • Strong technical accounting experience
  • An understanding of information requirements at various levels of stakeholders
  • Proven history of producing quality internal financial reports
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage and implement change, LEAN processes, or similar experience
  • Advanced MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, BI skills
  • Good financial and non-financial systems skills
  • Knowledge and experience of an ERP reporting system; Oracle R12 being desirable but not necessary

Personal attributes

  • Articulate and confident with people at all levels.
  • Have Persuasive and influential skills
  • Ability to take overview and then focus on specific detail as required
  • Commercial focus and awareness
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Develop self and others
  • Develop relationships and engender trust at all levels of the organisation
  • Delivery focused

Why work for us

CPS is a joint Venture project with Balfour Beatty, Atkins, and Egis. We operate and maintain the M25.

The M25 is the busiest section of motorway in Europe and requires careful and efficient planning of work in order to deliver over 100m of annual investment in the highway infrastructure each year, in addition to planned and reactive maintenance activity.

If you have or are looking for a career in Highways, working on the M25 will give you experience and challenge that no other highways project can offer

About us

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business.

To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion.

Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at:

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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