Finance Business Partner - Technology

Posted 31 Jul 2020


Oldham, Greater Manchester (Accounting / Finance)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:Accounting / FinanceRecruiter Reference:538120
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:£45,000 - £55,000 + Excellent Benefits

More About The Company

Marston Holdings has grown rapidly over several years and in recent years has also moved into the transportation services sector. Following investment by Inflexion and ICG private equity firms in March 2020, the group is in a strong position to pursue its strategy of growing technology led business models both in the UK and internationally. The group currently has revenue of £270m, employs nearly 5,000 staff and has a network of 1,000 self-employed enforcement agents.

The business operates 21 lines of business across several trading entities, primarily in the UK. These businesses are organized into Upstream (civil parking enforcement, road tolling and traffic flow management) and Downstream (motor vehicle recovery, criminal and High Court debt collection, road traffic fines, commercial metering).

The Downstream business comprises 30% of the group’s revenue and the business unit is key to the ongoing success of the overall business to generate growth and cashflows to fund investments and ultimately support an exit strategy in the next PE cycle.

The Position

The role reports to a member of the Finance Leadership Team with responsibility for the internal information technology spend as well as the software platform development costs in support of business growth. The successful candidate will partner with operational directors and BI functions; gaining an enhanced and deeper understanding of business drivers to influence business decision making and in turn financial performance by:

  • Interpreting and articulating financial results, trends, and key variances versus financial plans
  • Identifying, developing, and embedding new and more insightful ways of communicating analytical outcomes that drive business performance, including financial business KPI’s
  • Assessing potential new opportunities alongside the business development team
  • Working with the FP&A team to strengthen the financial planning cycle and output
  • Initiative & Synergy tracking vs budget and forecast
  • Ad hoc Financial modelling

This role will be the internal and external customer facing role and will reply on management accounting and transactional processing teams to provide the underlying financial information. The overall Finance team comprises 70 heads, with the majority of staff located in the Oldham area.

Key Responsibilities

  • Day to day analytics
  • Initial point of contact for business in relation to financial results and planning
  • Weekly revenue and performance reporting
  • Monthly review and communication of financial results
  • Budget and Forecast preparation
  • Ad hoc projects for the business unit and across Finance

Personal Attributes

  • A qualified accountant
  • Highly numerate and analytical
  • Strong IT skills
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced busy environment commensurate with PE
  • Prior experience of an IT service led business model would be an advantage
  • An ability to work with different types of people
  • Adept at communicating and presenting financial information in a clear business language
  • Comfortable working in a matrix environment

The location for the role is Oldham with travel as required to regional offices. At present, the entire team is working remotely from home due to Coivd-19

We ensure all employees receive ongoing support, training in their respective fields and a wide range of benefits. These include:

  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Simplyhealth cash plan
  • Training and Development
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Tax free childcare
  • Retail discount card benefit scheme

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