Vacancy for Finance Business Partner

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Location UK Role - home based
Contract Type Permanent - Employee
Working Hours per Week 40 hours
Remuneration £45,000 -50,000 per annum plus benefits including a £5100 per annum car allowance
Job Reference GR/10354

The UKIME facilities management business provides total FM solutions throughout the UK to a diverse customer base and employs 26,000 people. Annual Revenue total approximately £500m with a targeted EBIT of 5%. The Region is divided into 6 key sectors of which Business & Industry (B&I) and Specialist Services (SPS) accounts for approximately £150m of combined revenue. The Finance Business Partner, whilst reporting to the Senior Finance Business Partner, (SFBP) will also receive guidance and direction from the Central Finance Team (CFD) in the performance of their day-to-day activities.

The Finance Business Partner is part of a small focused team that is responsible for all commercial and operational finance matters within the Business and Industry (B&I) and Specialist Services (SPS) sectors, as well as contributing to the strategic direction and development of the sectors including Business Development, HSQE, and the delivery of the overall business plan. The sector Finance team is supported by UKIME Shared Services & the Central finance team who provide transactional, financial accounting and FP&A support to the individual Sectors.

Responsibilities will include:

Responsible for the production of timely and accurate Sector based monthly Management Reports and Accounts and all necessary Regional reports for major B&I contracts.

Working with the Sector’s senior management team, to aid the understanding of the financial position of the Sector’s variances and trends to ensure suitable action is taken where necessary.

Monitoring key performance indicators and variance analysis to provide a clear understanding of the drivers of growth to inform and develop both short term performance and the strategic direction of the Sectors.

Supporting the CFD & SFBP in driving commercial decisions affecting the Sectors, including specific cost management initiatives and procurement reviews.

Providing assistance with the accounting and financial management of all contract mobilisations and demobilisations across Sector contracts.

Working with Operational teams to improve working capital performance, with particular reference to debt and stock management. 

Deputising for the SFBP where necessary at Sector & UKIME meetings, representing the Sector Finance teams. 

Preparing all budgets, forecasts and variance reports for the Sector ensuring that both Regional and Group deadlines are adhered to.

Experience required:

Education/Qualifications

Educated to Degree level or similar.

Qualified Accountant with ACA, ACCA or ACMA

Working experience/Personal attributes

Experience of preparing, reviewing, and interpreting Management Accounts essential.

Experience of budgeting and forecasting essential.

Experience of Facilities Management sector is desirable.

Excellent IT skills with SAP, Power BI and Dynamics experience desirable.

Commercial acumen, with an ability to interpret numbers and communicate key issues in a concise and clear manner.

Excellent organisation and presentation skills.

Possessing a high level of attention to detail, but commercially focussed.

Excellent communications skills and customer service orientation.

Engaging client facing capabilities in order to build and develop relationships.

Ability to manage pressure and meet multiple deadlines.

Why join OCS Group UK Ltd?

From providing a first-class shopping experience at major retail and leisure establishments, to maintaining critical factory facilities for well-known industrial organisations, to supporting the patient journey at large hospitals, we provide the essential services that keep businesses and societies running day in and day out.

At OCS Group, we take a partnership approach. That means we start by listening carefully to each customer to understand their requirements, then tailor our services to meet their specific needs. We deliver more than 70 internationally accredited facilities management services – ranging from cleaning, security and catering to waste management – as standalone, bundled or fully integrated solutions.

OCS prides itself as a company that has family values.

We take CARE of you; We act SAFELY and responsibly; We are TRUSTWORTHY; We work as EXPERTS.

What will you get in return?

  • An enhanced pension scheme (above auto enrolment rates) - to save for the future
  • Life Assurance – to protect your family should the worst happen
  • 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays on top
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • Private Medical Insurance – to protect you
  • Access to 100s of high street discounts
  • Financial Wellbeing support - Access to low interest loans
  • Recognition scheme ‘OCS Stars’- monetary rewards given to top performers
  • Training and Development- apprenticeships, e-learning, English as a Second Language and our award nominated ‘Impact’ Programme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Cycle to work scheme- discounted bicycles
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme- 24-7 Health & Wellbeing Support
  • Successful candidates for this role, who meet the eligibility criteria, may have the opportunity to undertake a formal work-based training course under our commitment to personal and professional development through the Government’s apprenticeship scheme