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Finance Business Partner - Remote / Bedford - Contract

Employer
Network Rail
Location
Bedfordshire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Nov 2020

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Title - Finance Business Partner

Location - Bedford - remote during COVID - must be based within a commutable distance

Rates - £241.65 a day LTD OR £210.99 a day PAYE

In Scope of IR35

About the role / project:

To work with the supported business leadership team, under the direction of the Financial Controller/Senior Finance Business Partner, to deliver professional finance and accounting advise.

Provides proactive, value add finance support to the business leaders across the function/route.

Lead and provide financial advice and guidance to senior budget holders in understanding the impact of the period results and forecasts against budges so they can understand their business better.
Be the expert in the function on accounting practices and advise on financial results and forecasts for budget holders, including preparing period accruals, transfers and adjustments to validate accounts are reflective, relevant.
Manage corporate governance throughout the cost centres they manage, conducting deep dives and reviewing compliance with financial regulations to protect the business from legal or negative consequences.
Deliver expert and accurate business review information and reporting, and highlight any significant issues with financial and other business results to enable informed decision making by the business area.
Engage and influence senior members of the team to help them understand their financial position and use professional expertise to guide in initiatives to improve business performance
Build bottom up, detailed plans to manage and develop the production of business plans and budgets to enable good corporate governance and value add analysis for senior leaders
Identify and proactively manage commercial risks, including the financial suitability of new customers or suppliers reducing the potential risk impact on the business area and influencing decision makers.
Manage the performance of central accounting functions to deliver for the cost centre area to enable an efficiently and effective accounting service.
Collate, investigate and make recommendation for investment appraisals and business case analysis to aid business decisions.
Model and analyse cost base and identify and drive opportunities and efficiencies to achieve area targets.Your experience will include:

Essential

Demonstrate strong understanding of business needs and relevant application of accounting standards
Membership (Or working towards a membership) of a relevant accounting body (CIMA/ACCA) or equivalent experience
Expert knowledge and experience of creating and maintaining accounts and annual budget
Significant experience within relevant finance disciplines
Strong excel skills and use of data manipulation
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to interpret technical accounting regulations into everyday language
Demonstrable effective influencing skills at a senior level
Significant understanding of financial control and risk
Excellent technical finance and accounting knowledge

Desirable

Understanding of project management principles and experience of managing complex projects
Membership of a relevant accounting body
Extensive experience of Oracle based systems
Degree or equivalent qualification in finance and accounting or business management or experienceWhat you'll get in return

Network Rail (powered by Capita), understand what it is like to work as a contractor and do everything they can to make it a simple process for you - this includes a dedicated Onboarding and extension teams and access to a web based timesheet portal giving you an ability to access and submit your timesheets wherever you are.

About our client - Network Rail

Network Rail is at the operational centre of the railway and playing a key role in a rapidly evolving industry. We are responsible for rebuilding Britain's railway infrastructure and are managing some of the biggest and most complex engineering programmes in Europe. Over the next five years we will be spending around £23 billion to maintain and upgrade every aspect of an infrastructure that comprises 21,000 miles of track, 2,500 stations, 9,000 level crossings, 40,000 bridges and tunnels, and signalling and power for the movement of 25,000 trains every day.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - Click apply now. You will then be directed to a Capita owned microsite that will assist you with your application. Once completed you will then be contacted by the relevant recruiter.

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria
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