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Centrica • United Kingdom

Finance Business Partner

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

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Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

The role of Business Finance Partner, UK Services focuses on providing support to the Lead Finance Partner, Centrica Business Solutions UK to create value by improving the quality of decisions and ensure that a chosen Business strategy delivers the highest financial benefit at an acceptable level of risk.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone newly qualified to work within a key business unit, building relationships and partnering with stakeholders. There is also great opportunity to progress within Centrica in this or other business units.

Location - Stockport or Windsor with flexible home working

General

  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders in CBS UK&I and across Finance
  • Partner with the UK&I business development and project construction departments to understand the key drivers of revenue, margin and financial returns, in order to be able to translate complex commercial issues into financial impacts
  • Work with the commercial modelling team in evaluating investment opportunities and ensuring the appropriate accounting and tax treatment has been applied, as well as understanding whether the financial return correlates with the level of risk associated with the opportunity
  • Support the wider UK&I finance team and business by providing robust, insight and analysis to drive improvements in financial performance
  • Produce standard monthly finance deliverables (performance packs, KPIs) to the agreed format, timeline and quality, supported by clear and focused messaging
  • Partner with the business to understand the key drivers of working capital on construction projects and lead on the modelling of future working capital requirements
  • Support risk management activities to ensure the relevant controls are in place throughout the lifecycle of a project opportunity

Plan & Monitor the Business

  • Regularly report performance against Group Annual Plan & latest forecast, supporting business review of financial and operational (value driver) variances to identify corrective actions
  • Support delivery of an accurate, efficient and transparent plan/forecast which meets finance and business stakeholder requirements

Provide Decision Support

  • Carry out non-standard / bespoke analysis to support business decision making including investment cases
  • Identify performance improvement interventions

Experience

  • Recently qualified or exam qualified accountant from a recognised body (ACA, ACCA, ICAS, CIMA)
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Power BI
  • Background knowledge of the UK energy sector or experience of working in construction or engineering businesses preferred, but not essential

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!


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Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
83%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
80%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
82%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
84%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
85%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees

20,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

68:32

Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

Belgium

Denmark

Ireland

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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