Finance Business Partner

Newcastle upon Tyne
26 Oct 2020
08 Nov 2020
Job role
Overview / ResponsibilitiesWood is recruiting for a Finance Business Partner to support our Environment & Infrastructure International (E&II) business.

Reporting to the Vice President of F&A, this role will provide 'real time' support and analysis to the business.

You will be a trusted adviser and will add value that will assist in decision-making for the Business Unit.

You will have the ability to understand your stakeholders and to communicate and deliver information in a clear and user-friendly manner. It is this mix of analytical, commercial and communication skills which are extremely critical for this role.This role will be based in either Newcastle upon Tyne (Gosforth) or Glasgow however the successful candidate would be Home-Based initially due to current Covid safety measures within our business.The successful candidate will be leading business partnering support to the E&IS business as an integral part of the respective business unit management teams providing finance and decision-making support through building relationships with the wider Wood finance team and promoting closer links with Operations.

The focus is being a trusted business partner and custodian of the management accounting numbers for the E&IS business Operations worldwide service lines.Key ResponsibilitiesProduce a Consolidated Monthly Financial report pack which provides robust commentary to all variances across the E&IS business.Support the business by producing a variety of reports and analysis. Such reporting will include but not limited to:Project report Cost ManagementGross Margin AnalysisDetailed backlog analysisBillability and Utilisation analysis - e.g. engineering downtime, admin time booked etc.Bridges direct and indirect project reportsCapacity graphs (outlook)SGA AnalysisDSO reporting and working capital management Consolidation of Key account analysis, e.g. Accrued Sales, project cost accruals other KPI's that may develop over timeSupervision and leadership to finance function as requiredResponsible for the preparation and consolidation of all budgeting and forecasting for E&IS Business. This will involve working across the service lines and supporting Service Line Leads, often translating their business strategies into financial terms.Contribute to the development of Service line strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers.Support the client bid process, providing costing information and input into sales pricing.Further input on financial terms obtaining input from commercial and contracts where appropriate.Work with Operations identifying trigger points where tax input is needed and work with our colleagues in tax to find the most compliant and cost-effective solution. Identify profit generating initiatives and opportunities that improve financial outcomes.Assist and manage where appropriate audits as directed, ensuring accurate and timely information upon request.Provide financial external compliance support to other areas of the Wood business when the need arises.Where dormant entities exist within TCS E&IS and it is under your remit to eliminate these entities as part of the company entity rationalisation plan.Seek internal training for any gaps in local knowledge.Provide support to the regional finance managers as and when required.Ensuring that business is always in line with group policies and procedures.Be part of the new initiatives and lead where possibleHigh level of decision influence particularly. Using experience, qualification, and judgement around the application of policies and IFRS requirementsSenior Operational Leadership, Finance and Team meetingsGood level of persuasion needed when providing financial input and advise to support the business.Skills / QualificationsQualifications, Skills & Experience:You will be a full member of an appropriate professional body i.e. CIMA, ACCA Significant post-qualification experience in a similar roleGood commercial knowledgeGood systems experience ( Oracle and Hyperion)Proficient user of Excel, PowerPointNumerate, Analytical, with an Inquisitive background Able to provide examples where you have developed a reporting frameworkexperience in managing a team and leading and managing changePersonal Attributes:Safety & Assurance - Safety aware and promote within the overhead team.Relationships - Ability to form and maintain strong working relationships with function heads and regional finance community.People - Ability to communicate effectively to both Finance and non-finance personnel.Innovation - Shows strong willingness to challenge processes and seek both improvements and consistency.Financial Responsibility - Demonstrates strong willingness to question and challenge.Integrity - Demonstrates strong ethical values and communicates with openness and honesty.Strong verbal and written communication skills.Good planning and organisational skills - works well under pressure and is deadline driven.Customer focused - internally and externally.Ability to discuss issues clearly and concisely at all levels within the organisation.Ability to work proactively to analyse problems/issues and identify solutions.Highly energetic, flexible and good problem-solving skillsPresentation to Senior management expertise is preferred.Company OverviewWood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. Diversity StatementWe are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.Job SummaryRequisition ID: 2020-79301Work Location: GB-Tyne and Wear-Newcastle upon TyneDepartment / Discipline: Finance OperationsAdditional Work Location: GB-Lanarkshire-GlasgowPosition Type: Staff / PermanentAdditional Work Locations: GB-Lanarkshire-GlasgowMarket / Sector (Candidate Portal Searching): All

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