Finance Business Partner in United Kingdom

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Job Title: Finance Business Partner
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: £0 - £200,000
Type: Full Time
Job Sector: Accountancy
Sub Sector: Other Accountancy
Job Reference No: /BH/17-11/1014/2

Job Description

Job Reference: /BH/17-11/1014/2

Job Title: Finance Business Partner

Location: Bury St Edmunds

Salary: Competitive

Hours per week: 08:30 - 17:00 - 40 hours per week

Business Overview

Atalian Servest and OCS have merged to create a new organisation, the OCS Group UK & Ireland. We are a leading facilities management company providing a range of both standalone and integrated services including cleaning, catering, security, technical services, energy management and compliance, front of house, landscaping, logistics, waste management and pest control services. The company has a turnover of GBP1.5bn and operates across the UK and Ireland with 50,000 colleagues delivering innovative award-winning services to the private and public sectors and supporting the local communities in which it operates.

Role Overview

We are currently recruiting for a Finance Business Partner to join our passionate and driven team based at our Bury St Edmunds office.

To support the Central Finance Manager - in achieving the objectives of the Central Finance team.

To provide accurate and timely management accounts, forecasts and budget for Central Overheads business units, business partnering with the cost centre holder directors.

Your focus will be to deliver service excellence to all internal stakeholders and ensure that our timelines and strict key performance indicators are always adhered to. To ensure that accounting policies are adhered to in line with FRS102 and group accounting policies. To seek continuous improvements to core finance processes and document procedures


- Informal hybrid / flexible working arrangements
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays
- Free fruit in our offices
- Employee Referral Scheme (if you refer a successful candidate to one of our vacancies)
- Wide range of retail discounts
- Regular social and charity events held in our offices
- Get involved in charity events in the local community


- Discounted gym membership
- Eye test GBP25 voucher and up to GBP100 towards glasses
- Join our Cycle to Work scheme via salary sacrifice
- Access to `CHROMA`, our internal colleague-led diversity and inclusion community - join a committee or take part in our D&I initiatives and events
- Access to internal Mental Health First Aiders

Career development and recognition

- Immediate access to `Opportunity` our internal Learning and Development platform
- Required professional membership fees paid for
- Opportunity to win monthly Atalian Servest Superstar Awards
- Long service awards

Key Responsibilities:

- Prepare monthly management accounts and present these to the Central Overhead Directors, including variance analysis to budgets and forecasts. To also act as Finance business partner to these areas assisting with ad hoc finance queries and projects.
- Analyse and understand key variances, investigating the root cause of any inaccurate postings and driving resolutions, including challenging the cost centre owners to provide information when necessary. Making recommendations for areas of cost reduction.
- Completion of monthly accruals and prepayments combined with full supporting analysis and explanations.
- Completion of monthly exceptional and risks/ opportunities schedules for your area of responsibilities.
- Production of monthly forecasts, the Budget and strategic plans.
- Completion of balance sheet account reconciliations, ensuring any risks are identified and mitigated on a timely basis. Ensure robustness and completeness of financial records. To also encourage transparency with reporting to stakeholders.
- Support ongoing UK projects with monthly financial data, helping forecast future capitalisation costs and depreciation to assist project leaders.
- Identify ways to improve the quality and integrity of the data and processes, implement automation where feasible. Develop and improve procedures, adopting best practice for the industry and driving continuous process improvement.
- Support and assist other members of the team to cover absences, peak work periods or to provide training when necessary.
- Respond to questions asked by OCS staff and other parties. To prepare for year-end audit, to collate information, and liaise with external auditors as necessary.
- To provide collaborative support to Senior Finance management in their duties where required.

About You:

- Applicants must have the right to work in the UK
- Attention to detail.
- Proactive, methodical, and analytical nature.
- Comfortable working to tight deadlines.
- Able to work as part of a team and independently.
- Excellent problem-solving skills along with the ability to identify and escalate matters which require remedial action.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Persistent but professional manner cap

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