Assistant Finance Business Partner

Last updated 12 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


, GB

Department Name

Route Services

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Brief Description

About us

This role sits in Route Services, a business area that has been created to supply services to the routes in the safest, most cost-efficient and effective way, enabling them to benefit from economies of scale and optimised national resources.

The role

As an Assistant Finance Business Partner, you'll assist and support the provision of a comprehensive financial and management accounting service to the business areas.

This role can be based in the following locations, London, Bletchley, Birmingham, or York

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

What will you be doing?

    Support the business teams in providing financial information as required to aid in efficiency finding.

      Assist in the analysis of periodic financial performance of individual business divisions against objectives (including budgets and forecasts).

        Prepare and distribute appropriate financial reports to budget holders to support financial control and aid performance management and target achievement.

          Support the NSC charging process to provide support and further analysis as required,

            Promulgate awareness of financial and corporate governance standards, and support and monitor compliance.

              Assist in the balance sheet provisions and detailed reconciliations on a periodic basis.

                Support the team as required, to deliver a comprehensive financial and business partnering service to the business areas.

                Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

                Meet the following criteria? Apply today to join the team!


                  Knowledge of current accounting standards

                    Commitment to working towards an accountancy qualification

                      Advanced Excel skills


                        Experience in management accounting role

                          Financial management systems experience

                          How to apply (External)

                          Salary: 24,000 - £26,000

                          Closing date:
                          24 September 2020 - late applications will not be accepted.
                          Click 'apply now' to apply.

                          *Please note we have adapted our recruitment processes in line with Government advice during COVID-19. Interviews will take place 'virtually' over video and for some office based roles the successful candidate may need to work from home initially using their own personal device. This guidance is subject to change, we will update you accordingly. We appreciate your understanding.

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