Finance Business Partner


  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: 284482

The Role

Capita are a FTSE 250 business and the UK's leading business process outsourcing and professional services company, delivering back office administration and front office customer contact services to Private and Public Sector organisations across the UK and Ireland.

Capita IT Services is the largest Business Unit within Capita, with revenues of circa £1,000M p.a. and in excess of 5,000 staff across the UK. Capita ITS delivers integrated transformational solutions that leverage our industry and process insight in a commercially attractive way that give the client guaranteed results, access to state-of-the art transformation and operational expertise, access to project financing, and the flexibility to scale as their business grows

We are recruiting for a Finance Business Partner - VAS/Process Improvement situated within the Capita Networking Solutions team based at Tannochside Business Park Uddingston.

This is an excellent opportunity for a pro-active, commercial individual that is looking for an opportunity that encourages personal, professional development and an opportunity to influence the process & practice to effect change.

What You'll Do

As part of a small team, the role will provide Finance support for the Value Added Services (VAS) area of Capita Networking Solutions business, based at Uddingston. The role is interactive with the business and, working principally with the Sales organization, is responsible for the development, appraisal and profitable execution and reporting of VAS projects - including maintaining appropriate procedures and documentation. In addition, the role will work with the finance management to identify and develop opportunities for improvements in Management Information (MI) and process efficiency across the whole SWAN finance function - including its' interactions with the wider Capita Group. The role will include ownership of the following, relating to both income, costs and work in progress:

  • Shape bids and pricing for new opportunities to drive return on investment for the program
  • Business partner with sales engine to provide financial review & challenge as part of the deal development process
  • Support Customer / Product pricing process
  • Manage the billing process to ensure timely, accurate & complete invoicing and revenue recognition
  • Work with the VAS program management team to ensure costs are recorded efficiently and effectively and in line with expectation
  • Support month-end close time-table with respect to journals, reconciliations and analysis
  • Balance Sheet management (accuracy & efficiency) - accruals, prepayments, WIP & inventory
  • Provide ad hoc analysis and support to local and divisional management
  • Support the monthly forecasting and annual budgeting exercises for the VAS business
  • Produce Ad Hoc reporting for management
  • Support cash management and credit control activities for key accounts
  • Educate and promote good practice with respect to governance and compliance
  • Support the improvement of practices and procedures (incl. documentation & modelling)

The work environment:

  • Challenging and interesting
  • Supportive and friendly
  • Opportunities to make a direct impact on the work performed
  • Process improvement focus

What you'll need

Essential Experience/Skills

  • Newly Qualified Accountant or Part-Qualified / QBE with 3 years' experience in a similar role
    • Project appraisal / Bid review
    • Business partnering / Influencing non-Finance stakeholders
    • General ledger query and balance sheet reconciliation
    • Management information development
    • Process improvement and change management
  • Experience of month end reporting
  • Excellent excel skills
  • Large company exposure > 500 employees - within private sector company and a commercial environment OR first move into Industry from Practice
  • Working with an integrated MRPII / ERP accounting system

Desired Experience/Skills

  • SAP General Ledger/Invoice Billing
  • Telecoms industry experience
  • Project accounting

Personal Attributes

  • Attention to detail & accuracy, presentation
  • Analytical & able to deal with high volumes of data
  • Communication / presentation skills - with both internal / external stakeholders
  • Needs to work well under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Dynamic with excellent interpersonal skills

Capita's values are at the heart of our business. We believe that our colleagues should be Open, Ingenious, Collaborative and Effective; honest, straight-talking people who are highly intelligent and creative, who work brilliantly as part of a team or leading a team, and who never accept mediocrity. We're looking for people that personify Capita's values, who get involved in different things, deliver what they promise, take responsibility, embrace diversity, and respect their colleagues.

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