Finance Business Partner

The Library
Vacancy title
Finance Business Partner
Location details
The Library
Contract type
Salary/hourly rate
Dependant on Skills and Experience
Closing date

Nuvia are currently looking for a Finance Business Partner based at our Harwell Office.

Nuvia is a leading international engineering, project management and services provider to the highly regulated Nuclear, Defence, Oil & Gas, and Science & Research industries. Our expertise has been developed over many years and is backed up by a highly trained, committed workforce and a wide range of specialist resources.

The role will be reporting into the Finance Manager, the key role and responsibilities of the successful applicant are as follows:

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.

  • To Ensure compliance with accounting regulations policies and Nuvia accounting procedures
  • Liaises up to Board Level internally and project teams.
  • Collaborates with other Finance staff at all levels across the company.

Key Accountabilities

Budgeting and Forecasting –

  • Support Field Services management with completion of annual Budget and any other forecasts required, including frequent co-ordination, liaison & review with Business Director/ Department Managers.
  • Completion & submission of budget and forecast files with appropriate commentaries.
  • Ensuring tight timescales are met & high quality of detail is achieved.
  • Reporting & explanation of variances between Budgets and forecasts to Board Members down.

Period End Process –

  • Ensure turnover is accurately assessed in line with accounting standards each month end.
  • 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.
  • Assess a broad range of funded projects with a mix of small-scale and large-scale contracts.
  • Monthly meetings held with Management teams to review financial results and to discuss factors which may impact upon future financial performance.

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 Business 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.
  • Aid and advice relating to financial system and the information available.
  • Production of monthly project reports
  • Assist Project teams/Departmental 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.
  • Attend, present and discuss financial performance in business meetings.
  • Assisting in Company & Customer audit queries where required

Supervision of data maintenance/integrity –

Oversee data integrity for a broad range of project ensuring.

  • Projects work orders and connection controls are opened/closed in Unit4 Business World (formally Agresso) promptly.
  • Project budgets & contract values are maintained in accounting system.
  • Cost reconciliations and processing journals.
  • Maintain Capital Expenditure, ensuring costs are capitalised where necessary.

The following Essential skills would be required to perform the role:

Personal Qualities

Essential skills:

  • Manages and prioritises deadlines effectively and copes well with demands from the business.
  • Experience of delivering 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

Desirable skills:

  • Knowledge or experience of working within site operational & technical services sectors.
  • Used to a busy environment and adaptable to change.
  • 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

The ideal candidate will be a 'people person' capable of building good relationships with colleagues and internal/external stakeholders and ideally will have held a similar position. You must be able to work within a busy environment and possess good organisation and adaptability skills.

Nuvia UK is committed towards equality in employment.