Finance Business Partner

  • Stone
  • Job reference: C-2024-11

With a focus on operational technology and digital transformation, Capula, part of the Dalkia Group, has been a leader in advanced system integration for decades; optimising efficiency & delivering performance on a massive scale. But with continuous innovation at the heart of our business, we’ve always got our sights set on the future. We work in some of the most highly regulated and challenging industrial environments, and have delivered critical projects across energy, water, renewables and manufacturing.

Summary of Role:

Capula has been growing year on year and we are looking to add a new role to the growing finance team. With a growing portfolio of projects across our 4 business divisions, we are now looking for a Finance Business Partner who will provide financial information, analysis, and support to drive business strategy. A trusted finance professional that will add real value in decision making working with the Directors, Business Unit (BU) leads, projects managers and commercial team, with a drive to optimise financial performance and develop reporting and analytics.

Business and Project Support

  • Provide financial advice and ensure compliance with accounting standards and policies
  • Develop and implement financial models to support strategic initiatives and to aid the decision making of each BU
  • Review, manage and monitor overall staff utilisation compared to agreed targets
  • Review current processes and make recommendations to drive and improve efficiencies whilst ensuring quality and accuracy
  • Regular monitoring of project retention balances
  • General Power BI assistance for various reports / scenarios / dashboards
  • Assist with statutory and client audits
  • Ad hoc support for Finance and Commercial

Month End Project Reporting

  • Provide governance, working closely with the BU leads, project managers and commercial team to ensure accurate month end project reporting, including correct cut off for revenue recognition and costs
  • Monitor financial performance by tracking actuals against annual budget/forecast
  • Variance analysis against annual budget and rolling forecasts
  • Monitor and review aged WIP balances
  • Prepare detailed Business Commentary for dashboard reporting
  • Monthly Project RAG status report preparation for Head of Commercial
  • Final review with BU’s to evaluate and finalise the monthly submitted project forecasts (CVR’s) prepared by the QS and project teams

Budgeting and forecasting

  • Collaborate with BU management to prepare each BU annual budget and group forecast ready to submit to FC for consolidation
  • Support the BU leads in presenting to MD and FD the proposed BU Budgets and Quarterly Forecasts
  • Detailed forecast data and trend analysis to support Directors and BU leads in decision making
  • Review forecast correlations from a top down and bottom up approach
  • Labour forecasts vs headcount as part of assisting the BU with resource management
  • Questioning forecasts / substantiation to amendments
  • Detailed review of overall project margins and contingency management
  • Detailed review of phased order backlog

Ideally what we are looking for:

    • Works with stakeholders to confidently manage and prioritise deadlines effectively and can cope well with the demands from the business
    • Self-motivated and proactive with a proven ability to achieve results and objectives
    • Proficiency in financial modelling and forecasting
    • Strong analytical skills to interpret financial data and make recommendations
    • Previous experience in similar role would be advantageous
    • Experience in using Excel and accounting software
    • Experience of Power BI or a desire to train in this area
    • Excellent communication skills to present financial information

Desirable Qualifications:

    • Qualified accountant
    • Extensive experience working in an FBP role in a contracting business
    • Experience of operating across a portfolio of projects, varying contract terms and range of clients
    • Commercially aware with experience working in a commercial environment
    • Strong stakeholder management experience

In return Capula offers the following benefits to permanent employees

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working
  • Pension
  • Life assurance policy
  • Private health care
  • Lifestyle screening
  • Salary sacrifice programme
  • Mental health assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Green car scheme
  • Support in achieving professional engineer status (IEng, CEng) and professional memberships fees covered
NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: We are currently working with only our preferred suppliers.

To express an interest in this position, simply apply below or you can e-mail with a cover letter and CV, quoting the job reference number.

Finance Business Partner

  • Stone
  • Job reference: C-2024-11
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