Finance Business Partner

Posting Date: 14 November 2019

Location: Bristol, Bristol, GB, BS32 4AQ

Company: Babcock

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Finance Business Partner



Salary up to £50,000 - plus Car Allowance & Bonus




About the role


Here at Babcock International we are looking to recruit a Finance Business Partner to join our Aviation division.


Our military customers trust us to support their air power requirements, allowing them to focus on their core mission. Whatever the task, we pride ourselves on the discipline, talent and agility that are at the heart of each of our operations. Our dedication and focus have been on aviation and air power for over 100 years. Supporting over 70% of all UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) flying training hours and with an 11-year contract for military flying training programmes with the French state, our military aviation operations continue to expand across Europe, offering Armed Forces world-class expertise at a local level.


Reporting to the Finance Manager, you will lead and support on all financial aspects of major bids and growth projects within the UK Military Air Business Unit.


The role will be focused on providing financial leadership, cost modelling and data analysis for individual projects and bids, but will also provide support in all other areas of business growth; including the provision of bid and financial appraisals, budgeting and financial management, pipeline and order book management and strategic planning.


The role requires flexibility on location and working hours as bids and projects dictate, but the majority of time would be spent in Bristol, where the Finance team is based.


Your key deliverables will include:


  • To develop and maintain detailed financial models relating to bids, strategy and new business, ensuring the financial integrity of these models

  • To support bids and rebids as required, and assume responsibility for the integrity of financial data used in bid models and submissions (at all stages of the bid process), ensuring compliance with Group bid policies at all times

  • Optimisation of bid constructs in line with Regulatory frameworks e.g. IFRS15

  • Working capital management and cash optimisation/management especially with regard to bid constructs

  • Financial support into new contract implementations



What do I need to do the role? 

We would like you to have experience in all or some of these areas:


  • Qualified accountant - ACCA / ACA / CIMA or equivalent

  • Experience within "Big-4" chartered firm is highly desirable

  • Advanced Excel skills to include financial modelling

  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills


What else do I need to know? 

  • Permanent role
  • Based in Bristol – brand new offices with parking

  • Competitive salary, plus bonus & car allowance

  • Chance to join a high-growth area of our organisation



About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.


We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


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