Finance Business Partner

Recruiter
Amec Foster Wheeler
Location
Aberdeen, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Sep 2019
Closes
21 Sep 2019
Ref
1253417004
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Wood is currently looking to recruit a Finance Business Partner to join its team in Aberdeen. The successful candidate will be leading business partnering support to the Professional Services business as an integral part of the respective business unit management teams providing finance and decision-making support through building relationships with the Professional Services finance team and promoting closer links with Operations. The focus is being a trusted business partner and custodian of the management accounting numbers for the Professional Services business Operations worldwide service lines. Key Responsibilities:- + Produce a Consolidated Monthly Financial report pack which provides robust commentary to all variances across the Professional Services business. + Support the business by producing a variety of reports and analysis. Such reporting will include but not limited to: + Project report + Gross Margin Analysis + Detailed backlog analysis + billability and Utilisation analysis - e.g. engineering downtime, admin time booked etc. + Bridges direct and indirect project reports + Capacity graphs + SGA Analysis + DSO reporting and working capital management + Consolidation of Key account analysis, e.g. Accrued Sales, project cost accruals + other KPI's that may develop over time + Supervision and leadership to key PS finance function + Responsible for the preparation and consolidation of all budgeting and forecasting for Professional Services Business Operations worldwide. This will involve working across the service lines and supporting Service Line Leads, often translating their business strategies into financial terms. + Contribute to the development of Service line strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers. + Support the client bid process, providing costing information and input into sales pricing. + Further input on financial terms obtaining input from commercial and contracts where appropriate. + Work with Operations identifying trigger points where tax input is needed and work with our colleagues in tax to find the most compliant and cost effective solution. + Identify profit generating initiatives and opportunities that improve financial outcomes. + Assist and manage where appropriate audits as directed, ensuring accurate and timely information upon request. + Provide financial external compliance support to other areas of the Wood business when the need arises. + Where dormant entities exist within Professional Services and it is under your remit to eliminate these entities as part of the company entity rationalisation plan. + Seek internal training for any gaps in local knowledge. + High level of decision influence particularly; + Using experience, qualification and judgement around the application of policies and IFRS requirements + Senior Operational Leadership, Finance and Team meetings + Good level of persuasion needed when providing financial input and advise to support the business Job Requirements:- Qualifications, Skills & Experience: + Professionally Qualified + Good commercial knowledge + Good systems experience ( Oracle and Hyperion) + Proficient user of Excel, PowerPoint + Numerate, Analytical, with an Inquisitive background + Able to provide examples where you have developed a reporting framework + Experience in managing a team and leading and managing change Personal Attributes: + Relationships - Ability to form and maintain strong working relationships with function heads and regional finance community. + People - Ability to communicate effectively to both Finance and non-finance personnel. + Innovation - Shows strong willingness to challenge processes and seek both improvements and consistency. + Financial Responsibility - Demonstrates strong willingness to question and challenge. + Integrity - Demonstrates strong ethical values and communicates with openness and honesty. + Strong verbal and written communication skills. + Good planning and organisational skills - works well under pressure and is deadline driven. + Customer focused - internally and externally. + Ability to discuss issues clearly and concisely at all levels within the organisation. + Ability to work proactively to analyse problems/issues and identify solutions. Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. www.woodplc.com We are an equal opportunity employer

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