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Finance Manager United Kingdom

Balfour Beatty plc

Balfour Beatty plc United Kingdom United Kingdom

2 months ago

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager to join our growing team.

Base location can be flexible

As a Finance Manager you will support the FD Ground Engineering in developing the finance business partnering role and developing and maintaining relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. You will provide finance business partnering support to the Core ground Engineering business including Rotary, Specialist, Factory and Hinkley.

What you'll be doing
• Deliver regular financial and management accounting reporting across the core business that is accurate, timely and insightful. Reporting to include (but not exhaustive)
• Weekly flash reporting and risk & opportunity schedule
• 13-week cashflow reporting and variance analysis
• Aged WIP reporting
• Unexecuted forecasts
• Rotary & Specialist Overhead reporting
• Rotary & Specialist finance packs
• Chair monthly Finance reviews with the Senior Commercial Manager and Factory Manager to provide... constructive challenge to the reported numbers, ensuring they are accurate and in line with group policy.
• Provide support to FP&A Finance Manager in maintaining and approving CVRs ensuring they are completed and in-line with group policy.
• Support the Head of Operations and Senior Commercial Manager of the core business in delivering their annual financial plans providing ad-hoc analysis and support where required.
• Attend and present (where relevant) at the monthly Management Business Reviews in support to the Head of Operations Core Business.
• Lead the quarterly forecasting (including weekly flash updates) and annual budget process.
• Support the business in identifying and tracking initiatives and efficiencies both short and long term.
• Provide input and assist in project establishment and set up as required.
• Ensure Project Delegated Authorities and Key Member roles are maintained, are up-to-date and in-line with Group and Division guidelines.
• Liaise with internal and external audit as required.
• Provide technical contract understanding to ensure that financial rules are followed in line with Group procedure and accounting for complicated contract mechanisms.
• Lead by example working with the leadership team to develop a strong learning culture,
• improving the engagement of the wider finance team and promoting a culture of continued improvement.
• Value-Add look for tangible ways to make Balfour Beatty money and hold on to cash for longer, through working with teams to develop commercial initiatives or to challenge the status quo
• Control ensuring that the balance sheet is correct, and there are robust controls in place to
• manage our business and ensure there are no surprises

Who we're looking for

Personal Qualities and Experience:
• Someone with a personal drive to take ownership and improve things
• Qualified accountant with a recognised professional body;
• Demonstrable ability to form effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders;
• Ability to manage challenging situations;
• Pro-active and highly motivated;
• Resilience and tenacity
• Have strong Excel and system skills
• Sound financial and commercial acumen
• Sound knowledge of Finance ERP systems
• In depth knowledge of Long Term Contract Accounting
• An understanding of large construction projects

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

Action Plan in full at

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at:
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