Leisure Finance Business Partner - South

Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
GBP 49,250.00 per year
26 Apr 2021
11 May 2021
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Qualified accountant
Job Title: Leisure Finance Business Partner - South Region

Base location: Kent & Home based

Salary: Up to £49,250 + car + comprehensive benefits package + study support where required

We provide leisure services on behalf of Community Leisure Trusts, Local Authorities, universities, and organisations such as Sport England. Our facilities include four of the National Sports Centres, outdoor activity venues, community leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools, white water courses, tennis courts, golf courses and conference centres.

As the Leisure Finance Business Partner you will support the Senior Finance Business Partner by providing dedicated, commercial and financial decision support. You'll work with the business to challenge assumptions, influence decisions and make recommendations for efficiency improvements. You'll also act as a trusted, visible and accessible point of contact to business leaders and support them to deliver contractual obligations through identification of over and under delivery, performing root cause analysis, and making recommendations.

The ideal applicant will be someone who thrives working in a hands on, dynamic environment. You will be confident with financial systems, have good attention to detail, a strong process driven mindset, great interpersonal skills and enjoy finding solutions to issues, adding value to an organisation.

In return we can offer a friendly and supportive environment that respects work/life balance and ultimately contributes to the delivery of vital public services in the UK and around the world.

What you'll need to do the role

Firstly, you'll need to be a qualified accountant with a track record of collaborating with business leaders in a complex business environment. You'll need to evidence the ability to influence, negotiate, listen to and resolve conflicts with KEY decision makers. Highlight problems, offer innovative and practical solutions, and drive through their execution. Strong commercial acumen, as well as a strong understanding of the relationships between key financial and non-financial business value drivers. Lastly, you'll need the ability to interpret and deal with incomplete data; and the capability to exercise judgement where there is ambiguity.

Why Serco?

Meaningful and vital work: This is a key position within a hardworking team that makes a difference.

A world of opportunity: Working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, your next opportunity and challenge won't be hard to find.

Great people: You'll find yourself working with a variety of highly motivated, supportive and experienced colleagues, where no two days are the same.

What we offer
  • Up to £49, 250 annual salary
  • Company car
  • Study support to complete select accoutning qualifictions
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • An autonomous and supportive culture

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

We're a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

Serco supports fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required).

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