Balfour Beatty

Finance Analyst

Bristol, South West, UK
Not disclosed
12 Apr 2024
12 May 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
About the role

Join our Major Projects team in Avonmouth, Bristol as a Finance Analyst and you can build something to be proud of!

Role Purpose

To provide financial analysis of key cost information in compliance with the contract to enable recovery of costs. To provide assistance in the preparation of primary and associated financial statements, analysis of variance to budget/forecast and the effective management of underlying ledgers.

What you'll be doing

As a Finance Analyst you will have the following accountabilities:

  • Provide financial analysis of key cost information in compliance with the contract
    to enable recovery of costs.
  • Ensure management and fiscal reporting are fully reconciled and aligned;
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly management accounts including profit and
    loss account, balance sheet, cash flows, variance analysis, key performance
    indicators and supporting commentaries in line with agreed SLA and reporting
  • Support in the maintenance of management accounting processes and implement and communicate any required changes;
  • Prepare and deliver supporting data and relevant analysis to the Project teams to
    aid decision making in an effective and timely manner;
  • Prepare and deliver supporting data and relevant analysis to the Client teams to
    aid recovery of costs;
  • Assist with ensuring compliance with all finance processes, controls and regulatory framework;
  • Proactively assist in the identification of improvements (through root cause
    analysis), making recommendations and successfully implement new ways of
    working gaining the full support of stakeholders and colleagues alike;
  • Provide a high level of customer service to both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Provide general support to internal and external customers.
Who we're looking for

The following qualities/ experience are essential:

    Advanced Ms Excel, Intermediate Ms Power Point and Ms Word;Strong finance & analysis experience with a sound understanding of all management accounting disciplines;A good understanding and working knowledge of accounting and reporting systems including multicurrency ERP systems (preferably Oracle), applicable legislation and the statutory and regulatory frameworkStrong problem solving and analytical skills;The ability to challenge existing process, controls and delivery to improve performance;Demonstrable ability to support business planning in a shared service environment and to develop key processes and KPI/metrics to help evaluate and improve performance;Awareness of Financial Reporting Standards and other developments within global accounting practices and the ability to apply within the company.
Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UKs most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasnt rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You'll have the freedom to shape the package thats right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

  • Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
  • 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
  • Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
  • Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more

About us

Balfour Beattys Major Projects business is delivering some of the UKs most complex and iconic infrastructure projects including HS2, the new high-speed railway and the first nuclear power station in a generation, Hinkley Point C. Using the latest technology, were driving productivity and creating a lasting legacy by delivering sustainable solutions that strengthen communities.

From consultancy and design, to all aspects of construction and maintenance. We have the proven expertise to deliver large-scale projects safely and successfully.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit

We are 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. For more info, visit:

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at:

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

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