Finance Business Partner

  • Job Reference: N6030-698S
  • Date Posted: 22 May 2018
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Sue Allen
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Finance Business Partner


Our client is currently recruiting for a Finance Business Partner. The Finance Business Partner is a key finance role with responsibility for managing financial control and analysis across a range of contracts, which includes a significant amount of MoD contracts. This role performs detailed and robust analysis of financial information to support and guide management decision making and business support.  This role will also produce and evaluate investments and assist where necessary with bid proposals for the business area.


The prime location is in Christchurch, Dorset.  Salary:  highly negotiable plus excellent benefits


As Finance Business Partner your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

CIMA / ACCA / ACA qualified with good accounting experience and strong intellectual curiosity

Experience in working with MoD contracts and a sound understanding of SSRO reporting requirements (essential)

A track record of co-ordination of accounting activities and of ‘making things happen’

Commercially minded Management Accountant

Experience of operating within a business organisation taking responsibility for all financial aspects

Ability to work unsupervised, with the drive to improve financial performance

Prepared to work flexibly to achieve deadlines and multi-task, re-adjusting priorities and delivering accordingly

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in cross-functional teams and to influence others at all levels of the organisation

Able to present and communicate financial information to both Finance and non-Finance colleagues

Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and experience of other Finance systems

Experience of producing quality variance analysis, data and KPIs, budgeting & forecasting, problem solving and management accounts


As Finance Business Partner your main responsibilities will involve:

Manage the preparation and review of the business area financials for monthly reporting and forecasting, annual budget and long range financial plan purposes, ensuring timeliness, robustness and integrity of submissions

Build an effective stakeholder partnership with the GM

Provide challenge to the operations of the business area to drive efficiency, profitability and growth

Monitor and challenge contract financial performance, with particular focus on cash conversion and accuracy of cash forecasts

Assist with the preparation of the monthly balance sheet reconciliations.

Collate and report on other contractual/financial key performance indicators

Manage contract accounting issues such as IFRS15 and IFRS16, ensuring impact on financial reporting is understood across the business area

Support and prepare financial analysis of specific bids and proposals as required

Manage the preparation of regular MoD and SSRO contract performance reports and submit in a timely manner

Collaborate and work with the wide Finance team as well as other functions and operational colleagues, to support continuous improvement processes across the business (with a particular focus on Finance)


Finance Business Partner

Location:  Christchurch, Dorset

Salary:  highly negotiable plus excellent benefits