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Division
Morgan Sindall Property Services Limited
Ref
64331
Vacancy title
Finance Business Partner – South
Function(s)
Finance/Accounts
Contract type
Full time permanent
Region
National
Location(s)
London
Description

Role: Finance Business Partner

Based: London

 

Morgan Sindall Property Services provides integrated property maintenance services to both the public and private sector, with particular expertise in housing and public building maintenance.

We are the nation’s complete housing solutions specialist with over 30 years’ experience within the affordable housing sector. We provide planned and reactive maintenance to over 200,000 domestic properties nationwide and have a significant portfolio of large-scale framework refurbishment programmes. Our main areas of expertise include: building management systems, day-to-day responsive repairs, void property refurbishments, programmed maintenance, and electrical and gas installations, servicing and repairs.

 

About The Role

We are looking for a Finance Business Partner based in London to join our team. Reporting to the Financial Controller the purpose of the role is to work closely with commercial and operational teams to provide governance of and support to local operations, challenging reported results and ensuring compliance with financial processes. To be the commercial lead in respect of repairs & maintenance commercial activity, improving existing methodologies and defining new practices as appropriate. Duties include:

  • Review and challenge the Region’s trading results, accuracy of forecasts and other company reports
  • Ensure that budgets set for contracts are challenging but realistic and that robust forecasts and improvement plans are in place to evidence how they will be achieved.
  • Ensuring that best practice consistently prevails throughout the Region’s commercial and financial reporting.
  • Provide support to operational and commercial teams, assisting them with effective management of contractual relationships
  • Support activity to ensure that commercial opportunity is optimised and converted as appropriate.
  • The repairs & maintenance (RM) lead activity will be through interpretation and interrogation of high volume / low value transactions, identifying trends, opportunities for improvement and identification of exceptions for further investigation by the commercial teams.
  • Ensure compliance with financial processes to deliver timely and accurate certification of payments
  • Provide support in reconciliation of internal and client systems (including interface arrangements) to ensure that reported amounts are robust, complete, agreed by the customer and will ultimately be able to be invoiced and converted to cash
  • Review and improve as necessary, existing systems / interfaces and processes for recording and commercially managing RM activity
  • Participating in tender appraisal, bid strategy and adjudication, ensuring that all related financial considerations are addressed
  • Ensuring that the post contract administration of projects is reported accurately, identifying and reporting and risks / opportunities and in compliance with financial requirements
  • Ensuring that the region’s CVR’s, forecasts and CID documents are produced in a timely manner and to a high quality standard with accurate information.
  • Working with commercial and operational teams to ensure that the region’s debt / WIP is kept to an absolute minimum
  • Lead on effective financial risk management and protect business reputation.
  • Ensure that cash flow forecasts are accurate and are optimised where possible.
  • Regular travel to different business and client sites – every day will likely be at a different location within the London / southern region

 

About You 

  • Knowledge and protection of contractual position.
  • Knowledge and understanding of budgets and forecast management.
  • Review and understanding of CVR’s and supplementary financial reports.
  • Knowledge and understanding of final accounts.
  • Knowledge of IT systems and packages
  • Relevant finance qualification (e.g. CIMA) or qualified by experience
  • Experience working in operational environment
  • Experience of successfully performing in periods of change
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Good communication skills, able to form and develop relationships with internal customers.

To be part of a successful team and build your future career with Morgan Sindall please apply now.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the leading industry sector companies where we recognise the value of diversity and that talented people are key to our success.

Closing date: 22nd June 2018

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