Finance Business Partner - Newbury

Location Newbury
Salary Up to £40,000
Type Full Time
Job Reference compass/TP/32/80384/ENC

Finance Business Partner


Up to £40,000 depending on experience

Compass Group UK and Ireland is part of Compass Group Plc, the world's leading foodservice company. We specialise in providing food, vending and related services in our clients' premises. The company operates across the core sectors of Business &; Industry, Defence, Offshore & Remote Site, Healthcare, Education, Sports & Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.

Are you a fully qualified accountant looking for your next role? Do you have commercial finance experience gained in a fast paced business, ideally within the hospitality or leisure industries? If so, we have a brilliant opportunity for a Finance Business Partner.

This is a true business partnering role where you will provide commercial support to the venue management team to help them understand their financial performance, assist in driving performance and monitor and control change initiatives. You will be responsible for ensuring that the Group financial policies and procedures are rigorously adhered to at all times.

As Finance Business Partner, you will be responsible for the production of accurate P&L pre and post events including profiling, attendance and SPH assumptions. You will produce accurate & timely Weekly, Monthly and Rolling Forecasts and annual budgeting/forecasting process. You will engage key initiatives and strategies to optimise margin delivery and undertake analysis of business segmentation and profitability.


As Finance Business Partner, You will be responsible for the following areas:

  • Identification of key commercial initiatives to drive business performance and provide financial leadership and support delivery through financial analysis
  • Ensure financial implications of client contracts are understood and enforced.
  • Provide financial and commercial insight to the General Manager and Head of Finance to support decision making and drive business performance
  • Proactively work with credit control, operations and the client to ensure invoiced debt is collected to terms
  • Be a business partner to the General Manager, assisting in setting the overall strategy and priorities for the business
  • Key part of client relationship management where appropriate, notably in financial reporting and commercial negotiations.
  • Ownership of the financial results and reporting of performance including budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Identification and management of risks and opportunities in financial performance in partnership with the Contract Director
  • Management of debt (including cash collection) and ownership of balance sheet integrity including monthly balance sheet reviews with contracts
  • Ownership of financial control and governance processes including contractual compliance and adherence to Compass financial policies. Liaison with the client’s auditors will also be required at their financial year end

Ideal Candidate

  • Qualified accountant with proven commercial experience
  • High numeric and analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Proven financial and commercial acumen
  • Experience of high volumes of Variable Payroll alongside robust stock reconciliation
  • Strong, dynamic team player
  • Previous and demonstrable commercial finance experience of improving business results and adding value
  • Excel in the areas of financial performance, helping to support the Contract to deliver a profitable operation
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends and also support events as required and as deemed necessary by the company
  • Excellent communication skills - ability to communicate oral and written information concisely and logically
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate information in a clear and concise way,
  • Excellent inter personal skills with proven ability to influence internal and external parties
  • Self-motivated with an ability to effectively plan and organise own work
  • Ability to take on a broad spectrum of work under pressure and to deliver in agreed timescales
  • Identify any additional financial business opportunities

About Us

As part of Compass, you have the opportunity to work behind the scenes at sports and leisure events, oilrigs and military bases, and in the heart of schools, hospitals, care homes, client offices and boardrooms – some 6,000+ locations across the UK and Ireland.

We do it all and so could you. Apply now and join the family!

We are an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.