Balfour Beatty

Finance Assistant

East of England/ Langley, UK
Not disclosed
24 May 2024
28 May 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

About the role

Balfour Beatty have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Assistant to join our growing team in Langley

As a Finance Assistant, you will work with the Finance manager and Project Commercial team to control, validate and provide assurance for the costs within the finance department.

This will require working with the finance team and wider business to ensure the overall controls are adhered to. Opportunities for career progression can be on offer for the successful candidate.

What you'll be doing

  • Working with Clients stakeholders to facilitate audits monthly/quarterly provide samples of costs to enable audits and validation.
  • Input into the Application for Payment (AFP) Process.
  • Credit Checks / due diligence and monitoring on supply chain periodically to support solvency appraisals.
  • Monthly actualisation of costs.
  • Prelims for internal use to track actuals v fixed cost rates.
  • People/ Subcontractor / material / equipment data for cost plus audits. Support FM to ensure smooth periodic process.
  • Internal / External Audits
  • Monthly reporting to finance and commercial leads on Costs. Flag cost increases and deviations from anticipated results.
  • Support Finance Manager and Commercial Lead in any ad-hoc analysis.
  • Support project in any Urgent Payment Requests and ensure the reasoning is valid. Consider whether process improvements can be implemented to reduce.
  • Ensure Project Delegated Authorities and Key Member roles are maintained, are up-to-date and in-line with Group and Division guidelines.
  • Control ensuring that the balance sheet is correct, and there are robust controls in place to manage our business and ensure there are no surprises.

Who we're looking for

The following qualities/experience are essential:

  • Demonstrable ability to form effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong data skills. Able to interrogate large quantities of complex data quickly and efficiently and provide meaningful insights. Previous experience within Finance.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Organisation and Prioritisation
  • Good ERP system skills

Not essential but would be advantageous:

  • Knowledge and experience of Construction contracts and accounting thereof.
  • Oracle R12
  • British Nationals to facilitate Security clearances on Defence contracts.

Why work for 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:

About us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

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

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