Finance Business Partner

Recruiter
Integral UK
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Sep 2020
Closes
18 Sep 2020
Ref
deb441e1df7701
Job role
Accountant
Role Summary:

Act as business partner to the management team across a national contract, portfolio of contracts, or business unit, providing commercial and financial management and advice and ensuring financial controls and governance operate to expected standards. The role also has responsibility for effective contract administration, and to ensure contract terms are understood by the Account team, and delivery of financial performance and metrics are maximised.

Responsibilities:

Financial Management
  • Ensure financial control and compliance across the relevant Account, Contract or Business Unit, and maintain complete integrity of the P&L, BS, reconciliations, journals, allocations etc.
  • Manage the monthly billing of contracts in line with commercial terms and ensure accurate contract accounting whilst assuring compliance with contractual obligations and local requirements.
  • Responsible for an in-depth knowledge of the terms and conditions of the contract to ensure that all cost elements are appropriately billed and accounted for.
  • Continually review, maintain and improve working capital, with a focus on the optimisation of billing, overdue debt and work in progress.
  • Perform business and contract evaluations to identify future opportunities for improvement and barriers to achieving financial objectives. Develop and monitor key financial metrics and targets for the team, to ensure performance is continually challenged and improved.
  • Ensure full adherence to the Integral CSA framework and that SOX controls are understood and operating effectively across the portfolio. Maintain integrity and compliance on all finance and accounting matters, and ensure any potential integrity issues or financial non-compliances are identified and escalated to the CFO in an effective and timely manner.
  • Review overhead expenditure reports and allocations on a regular basis and escalate issues

Reporting
  • Direct the delivery of timely, accurate and user-friendly reporting, forecasting and planning (both formal and ad-hoc) to support internal business decisions and drive improved performance
  • Provide monthly financial reporting, profitability analysis, commentary and variability analysis, to the agreed Integral deadlines, and ensure accurate financial results.
  • Manage development of annual budgets, quarterly forecasts and regular financial outlooks including financial statistical data and KPIs.

Contract Management
  • Ensure that contract managers and contract admin teams adhere to company policies and procedures, that processes operated are optimised, and that teams have a clear understanding of the relevant contractual terms applicable.
  • Support the training and education of staff on Company financial systems
  • Oversee contract changes, and review quality of client reporting and reconciliations
  • Continually drive commercial management, contractual understanding and financial optimisation across the relevant contract, account or business unit.

Other Responsibilities
  • Work independently; taking day-to-day ownership of all financial and commercial aspects of the Account.
  • Serve as a key member of both the Account leadership team, and within the Integral Finance team, ensuring collaboration is maintained across the business, and best practice is developed and shared.
  • Ensure all new contract admin and finance staff are inducted and trained to the correct standards, and that existing teams are mentored and developed throughout the year. Lead by example to ensure performance standards are continually raised.


Core Competencies/Requirements:

  • A recognised Accounting qualification, and appropriate PQE.
  • Good interpersonal skills, attention to detail, demonstrable experience in fostering team spirit and experience of a client centered organisation.
  • Operational commercial experience, covering business partnering, financial management, reporting and governance.
  • Flexibility to accommodate travel (up to c30%)
  • Strong management accounting and financial analysis skills.


About Us:

We're Integral, part of JLL. We're a Facilities and Maintenance firm based across the UK. We work with organisations in Mechanical, Electrical and Fabric works with engineers nationwide to deliver engineering excellence for our clients. The Integral family are the largest mobile hard services provider in the UK.

If you're looking to step up your career, Integral and JLL are the perfect professional home. At Integral and JLL, you'll have a chance to innovate with the world's leading businesses, put that expertise into action on landmark projects, and work on game-changing facilities and maintenance initiatives. You'll also make long-lasting professional connections through sharing different perspectives, and you'll be inspired by the best. We're focused on opportunity and want to help you make the most of yours. Achieve your ambitions - join us at Integral and JLL!

Applying:

So we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include an up-to-date CV with your application.

All candidates will be required to provide valid proof of Right to Work in the UK and ID at interview.

Successful candidates are also required to pass a DBS check.

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