Head of Finance

Posting Date: 09 October 2019

Location: Rosyth, Fife, GB, KY11 2YD

Company: Babcock

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Head of Finance


Energy & Marine Services


About the role

The Financial Controller will play a leading financial role within E&M to support business decision making, performance management and compliance with appropriate procedures, providing financial support to the Directors and the associated management teams of the E&M Business Streams.  Taking day-to-day direction from the Directors of these businesses, whilst maintaining a functional link to the E&M Finance Director. This will include provision of support as well as data analysis and interpretation of the business line projects.


Top Major Tasks and Activities:


  • Financial Management of Business Streams through the provision of forecast and actual results in a drive to meet revenue, profit & cash targets, ensuring Corporate Governance is maintained in the process
  • To produce focused project specific financial information to assist and challenge the project teams to deliver their targets as part of the monthly and quarterly project review process.
  • Effective cash management and forecasting through the timely raising and payment of invoices, provision of project cash flows to the weekly cash model and monthly analysis of Business Stream and project cash flows.
  • Effective support in the commercial management of existing/new contracts Inc. change control, achieving variations and customer audits.
  • Support to the bid process through the provision of rates analysis and challenge, governance of costing models and investment appraisals




What do I need to do the role?


  • Qualified accountant with multiple years relevant business experience
  • Demonstrates commercial awareness
  • Strong analytical skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Articulate and influential, must be highly organised with exceptional communication and leadership skills
  • Strategic thinker


Key Interpersonal/Behavioural Skills:


  • Confident and outgoing, with strong communication skills to negotiate, persuade and influence
  • Able to manage a complex workload with multiple deadlines and stakeholders
  • Fosters teamwork and collaboration, both within Finance and with non-Financial Managers
  • Leads by example and acts with integrity, recognises and acknowledges the behaviours and achievements of the team or individuals
  • Takes a consistent approach to people and work, uses sound judgment
  • Shows drive, enthusiasm and commitment



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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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. 

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Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here.

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