Finance Business Partner

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General information

Affiliated entity

NUVIA is a branch of VINCI, the world's largest integrated concessions and construction group. NUVIA is more specifically the nuclear entity of the VINCI Group and is involved in the entire life cycle of nuclear facilities, from new build to decommissioning, maintenance and operation.

NUVIA is constantly growing, with more than 2700 employees worldwide. On average, 100 men and women join us every year. Now, more than ever, we are looking for new talent to support the group's growth.  

Publication date

4/21/2022

Job details

Job category

FINANCE / ACCOUNTING / MANAGEMENT / TAX - Administration and Accounts Manager

Job title

Finance Business Partner

Contract type

Permanent

Description of the assignment

Purpose of the job

 

To provide a financial management service to the Managing Director of Field Services and the management team, with the objective of optimising financial performance.

 

Ø  To Ensure compliance with accounting regulations policies and Nuvia accounting procedures

Ø  Liaises up to Board Level internally and project teams

Ø  Collaborates with other Finance staff at all levels across the company.

Reports to

·  Finance Manager

For whom responsible

·  Supervising a small team based in the Harwell office. Co-ordinating work, providing guidance and training.

Key accountabilities

Budgeting & forecasting

·         Support Field Services management with completion of annual Budget and any other forecasts required, including co-ordination, liaison & review with Managing Director / Business Managers.

·         Ability to interpret business line visions into a set of quantitative outputs

·         Completion & submission of budget and forecast files with appropriate commentaries and summaries.

·         Ensuring tight timescales are met & high quality of detail is achieved.

·         Reporting & explanation of variances between Budgets and forecasts to Board Members down.

·         Work with business to develop short-term forecast lookaheads between forecast exercises.

Period end processes

·         Ensure turnover & profit is accurately assessed in line with accounting standards each month end.

·         Prepare & review accruals (both project and overhead), invoice schedules & invoices.

·         Manage customer & supplier retentions in accordance with contract terms.

·         Assess a broad scope of funded projects with a mix of small-scale and large-scale contracts. Undertake periodic performance assessments for each project.

·         Prepare accurate financial results & commentaries to an agreed timetable.

·         Monthly reporting of financial results & KPI’s including explanations of variances against Budgets and/or forecasts.

·         Monthly meetings held with Management teams to review financial results and to discuss factors which may impact upon future financial performance.

·         Providing input into Field Services monthly business report and other higher-level reporting.

Business & Project support


·         Provide financial advice and make recommendations to all levels and ensure compliance with financial procedures.
·         Production of ad hoc reports as required by all from Managing Director down.

·         Review current processes and modify where necessary to ensure compliance whilst providing accurate information in a manner suitable for viewing by all management levels.

·         Provide support and advice relating to financial system and the information available.

·         Production of monthly project/contract summary reports & governance checks for business lines.

Profile

·         Assist Project teams/Business Managers with the financial control of both customers funded & overhead projects.
·         Monitor and act if required to ensure good cashflow management – i.e., prompt invoicing, overdue debts. Advise Senior management of any potential issues.
·         Review payroll information against resource charge out rates to ensure procedure compliance.
·         Attend present & discuss financial performance in Field Services & business line meetings.
·         Assisting in Company & Customer audit queries where required.
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Supervision of data maintenance/integrity


Oversee data integrity for a broad range of Field Services projects including ensuring:
·         Projects, work orders and connection controls are opened/closed in Unit4 Business World (formally Agresso) promptly and in accordance with contract terms.
·         Project budgets & contract values are maintained in the accounting system.
·         Periodic cost reconciliations undertaken against accruals & processing journals.
·         Processing periodic business intercompany recharges.
·         Maintain Capital Expenditure, ensuring costs are capitalised where necessary.

Personal Qualities

Expected


·        Manages and prioritises deadlines effectively and copes well with demands from the business
·        Experience of delivering results under tight and often conflicting deadlines.
·        Excellent IT skills (especially Microsoft Excel)
·        Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate and interact with people at all levels across the business
·        Self-motivated and proactive with a proven ability to achieve results and objectives, developing yourself and others
·        Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail and accuracy of information
·        Commercially Aware with experience working in a commercial environment

Desirable


·         Knowledge or experience of working in highly fluid sectors such as site operations & technical services.
·         Used to a busy environment and adaptable to change
·         Ability to learn new things quickly
·         Strong Stakeholder Management experience

Employment, Educational and Professional Background

·         Nearly/Fully Qualified Accountant - Membership of a professional body such as CIMA/ACA/ACCA

·        Extensive experience of management accounting in a contracting business

·         Experience in strong leadership and management of teams

Why us?

The Job Description is a broad statement of the purpose, scope, and responsibilities essential to performing within the role to a required standard.  The role and responsibilities defined within will change with technology, working practices and redefining of roles, and the process will be reviewed as changes demand.  The format does not require every single task to be recorded, instead the Job Description is written in a ‘generic’ style that permits flexibility but defines the boundaries of responsibility and accountability.

Applicant criteria

Minimum education required

Bachelor’s degree

Job location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom, England

Geolocation by area

Yes

Address

HARWELL CAMPUS