Finance Business Partner

Kings Cross, London

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Finance Business Partner

The Careys Group remains a family-owned construction business, operating across the UK. We have come a long way since 1969 and we now deliver an extensive range of engineering, construction and build services for our long-term valued clients.

Our strong approach is underpinned by robust financial management, continuous investment in our people, specialist equipment and strategic assets and our long-standing culture of teamwork – we want to create the very best environments for our people.

We care about our people and our partners and how we work with them, ensuring we do our best by all.


Reporting into the Financial Controller, the Finance Business Partner responsible for financial management of the parent company Carey Group Limited as well as operating subsidiaries P J Carey Plant Hire (Oval) Limited and Seneca Environmental Solutions Ltd.

This role drives the impact and understanding of financial reporting on business performance for the entities above, providing analysis and delivering insight linking financial report to business strategies. Responsible for day to day accounting including management and financial reporting as required.

Provide support and challenge to the business on all Financial matters. Ensure robust controls are in place to minimise risk, prepare accurate, timely Management and Financial Reporting. Provide insight to business to aid decision making.

  • Timely Preparation of Management Accounts Pack, Forecasts and Budgets
  • Review and Control of Balance Sheet Accounts
  • Review & Preparation of Financial Information for Board Reports
  • Manage cashflow for Carey Group Limited, P J Carey Plant Hire (Oval) Limited and Seneca Environmental Solutions Ltd
  • Set monthly reviews of spend with Heads of Department
  • Ensure all costs incurred are appropriately allocated and recharged
  • Ensure effective controls are in place and that risk/opportunity is accurately reported
  • Authorise payment runs
  • Participation in Audits, co-ordinate for Company
  • Review Information for Annual Statutory Reporting including Tax Packs, Stat Packs etc
  • Identify and Implement system and process Improvements
  • Business Partnering with Head of Departments
  • Preparing subsidiary statutory accounts
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Tax compliance – submit Group VAT returns; check expenditure on staff entertaining and client entertaining is correctly treated for tax purposes.
  • KPI reporting for Finance
  • Support Financial Controller
  • Support annual Insurance renewal

Technical Skills and Experience

  • CIMA/ACCA or similar accounting qualification
  • Relevant experience of working in an accounting role.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Numerate with a high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work quickly, accurately and to deadlines.
  • Computer literate. Proficient in MS Office applications, particularly in EXCEL.
  • Caseware
  • Construction Industry experience is advantageous.

Unique Benefits

  • Excellent Salary
  • Company Pension
  • Agile working arrangement (home/site/office). This role requires you to be based from our offices/sites 3 days a week as well as the ability/willingness to travel nationwide
  • 26 days holiday per annum + Bank Holidays
  • Private, family business with a strong social purpose and respectful culture
  • Ability to lead and influence within a newly created role
  • Flexi-care benefits: Tastecard, Gym Membership, Cycle2Work, Holiday Trading (buy or sell up to 4 days), Health cash plan

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