Finance Business Partner
FirstGroup
Bristol, GB
4d ago

Keen to get stuck into a new challenge? We are looking for a Finance Business Partner to join our team in Bristol!

As the Finance BP you will support the MDs and Operating Company (OpCo) Senior Leadership Teams (SLTs) to maximise the financial, commercial and operational performance of the business, through robust challenge, support and insight.

You will drive the financial capability of the OpCo SLTs through coaching and oversight, facilitating local ownership and delivery of financial targets.

Your mission is to own the budgeting and forecasting process for the relevant OpCo's ensuring SLTs set and buy in to and understand challenging but robust financial targets and support the business in achieving these.

The salary for this position is between £50,000 and £60,000 per annum depending on skills and experience

Setting the highest standards, you will lead by example and demonstrate passion to influence, inspire and motivate our people.

What will you be doing?

  • Drive the financial capability of OpCo SLT teams by providing an appropriate level of oversight, coaching and hands on involvement.
  • Support the OpCo teams in understanding and improving their financial performance
  • Develop robust and challenging financial targets for the OpCo and support them in delivering to these
  • Challenge OpCo SLT teams to ensure robust strategic decisions are made with the support of strong financial analysis including but not limited to capex business cases, fare proposals, multi-operator scheme, network changes, pay awards, tender / contract bids and marketing plans.
  • Influence decisions through provision of analytical insight into key decisions. Identifying opportunities to maximise profitability and cash generation through benchmarking, both internal and external.
  • Work closely with colleagues to ensure seamless financial processes covering planning, reporting and governance.
  • Challenge the OpCos and divisional functions to eliminate manual effort and non-standard process.
  • Collaborate with OpCo SLTs and divisional functions to identify and document risks and opportunities to business performance.
  • Skills & Experience

  • Commercially astute, with experience of working in a business facing role
  • High integrity and builds trust at all levels
  • Demonstrates relationship building skills at a senior level
  • Good communication skills and demonstrated influencing skills
  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines without compromising quality
  • Good oral, written and presentation skills
  • Committed to organisational confidentiality and supportive of equality issues across the organisation
  • Who are we?

    Our most recent investments are in new, state-of-the-art buses across our key networks. We work proactively with our local authority partners, making a positive impact on air quality, tackling congestion and improving customer experience.

  • We are focused on First Bus becoming a leader in the transition to a low-carbon future and are committed to operating a zero-emission bus fleet by 2035;
  • we have pledged not to purchase any new diesel buses after December 2022.

    We also operate the Aircoach network in Ireland. First Bus is a division of FirstGroup.

    First Bus welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.

    We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive

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