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Finance Business Partner


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                  Finance Business Partner
Location:                  Ashton Vale, Bristol
Compensation:        Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:                Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                     SF58388


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Finance Business Partner at our Ashton Vale site.


The role
As a Finance Business Partner, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Reporting to the Lead Finance Business Partner and working alongside other Finance Business Partners, you will be responsible for a portfolio of contracts providing key financial support, as well as working closely with the Operational team to improve processes and provide robust reporting to enable them to make key decisions.

Day-to-day, you’ll build strong, supportive relationships with the project managers to ensure robust reporting of contract financials, as well as:

  • Complete forecasting requirements on-time and to the highest standard.
  • Hold monthly reviews with the Operational team to provide details of performance and areas questioning / challenging where necessary.
  • Provide key financial support to internal and external audits, ensuring compliance is maintained at all times.
  • Help to review, improve and drive processes forward, working closely with the Operational team.


This role is full time and is a hybrid role with Tuesdays based in Ashton House 1 day per week.  Or for longer periods as project demands or business requests.


Essential experience of the Finance Business Partner:

  • Be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office – in particular, Excel modelling skills. 
  • Experience in ERP Business Systems
  • Manipulating data to present clear and concise financial messages for review.
  • High commercial acumen having spent time in a business facing role.
  • Ideally you will be a qualified accountant or working towards your qualification however, just as important is the ability to work across functions and articulate financial concepts within a fast-moving contract accounting environment.

Qualifications for the Finance Business Partner:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Security Clearance

  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) clearance for this role.
  • Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 22/07/2024



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