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Finance Business Partner


Faslane, Helensburgh, GB, G84 8HL

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Finance Business Partner 
Location:              Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute + Hybrid Working Arrangements 
Compensation:    £40,000 – £50,000 (Dependent on Experience) + Bonus + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF57852


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 Clyde site.


The Role
As a Finance Business Partner, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Supporting the Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) projects, the role is working with the business to ensure that the Estimate At Completion is maintained up to date, reflecting the costs to be incurred and the expected savings.


Day-to-day, you’ll be supporting the Transformation team in the submission of benefits papers and understanding the assumptions that underpin the results; all whilst supporting the Head of Finance in ensuring that the accounting paper is kept up to date:


  • Work with head of department (HoD’s) to develop and build the reporting and financial management of key contracts to support KPI delivery at strategic level.
  • Support the Head of Finance to drive improved delivery, utilisation and efficiency of finance processes and resources.
  • Develop a framework of reporting with the delivery teams to understand contract performance and to coordinate and review against expected contract outturn.
  • Work to enhance business wide understanding of the contract’s key performance indicators as part of the periodic reporting cycle to inform better business decisions.
  • Build strong strategic internal relationships with HoD’s to ensure operational improvements and BAU meets business requirements.


This role is full time, 37 hours per week and requires regular travel to Clyde on a weekly basis alongside home working arrangements.


Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview. 


Essential Experience of the Finance Business Partner

  • Strong customer management and influencing skills.
  • Experience of working within a large complex organisation is highly desirable.
  • Experienced in complex Finance procedures and processes with an ability to simplify the complex.
  • Operational knowledge is an advantage but most importantly an ability to relate Finance to the wider business.
  • Ideally, you’ll come from a project accounting background and have exposure to the construction industry.


Qualifications for the Finance Business Partner

  • You must hold or be working towards a recognised professional accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, ACMA, CIMA, ICAEW, ICAS) or equivalent / similar.


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security 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, 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 
  • Flexible working – we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. 
  • Autonomy to perform the role.
  • Excellent development opportunities and benefits package including an employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing.


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: 15/08/2024



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