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Finance Business Partner


Basingstoke, United Kingdom GBP 40,107.00 - 45,120.00 per year Permanent & Full-time NWR_IRC2204502 About Network Rail Network Rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the people at the centre of everything we do! Our ambition is to be responsive to passengers and freight users and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing. We care about people and we're passionate about great service. We believe teamwork is key. For more information about Network Rail click here Brief Description 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. About the role (External) Key Accountabilities - 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 leadersIdentify 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. 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 experience How to apply (External) Salary: £40,107 - £45,120 Closing date: 1 February 2021. Late applications will not be accepted. Click 'apply now' to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Click here for more information Want to find out about what benefits we offer? click here Address 402 Metro Central Heights, 119 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DX

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Basingstoke, England, Hampshire, RG21, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  18956289
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  25/01/2021, 02:47
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