Govia Thameslink Railway seeks a Finance Business Partner in London, UK.

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Join a top commercial finance team supporting a complex operational business
Qualified accountant with excellent communication and analytical skills required

About Our Client

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is the largest train operating company in the UK with a workforce over 6,500 and revenues exceeding £1.3billion. The GTR network includes Great Northern, Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express services stretching from Bedford and Cambridge to Brighton and Sevenoaks. Owned by Govia Ltd, a Go-Ahead/Keolis joint venture, GTR is a recently created transformational franchise offering new trains, more services, better technology and higher standards across its vast network.

Job Description

Working closely with the Financial Planning Manager and various operational areas of the business, you will work as part of a team dedicated to supporting, challenging and improving the commercial focus of the organisation. Your responsibilities will include:

Production of forecasts, budgets, corporate plans, periodic and ad-hoc reports for various operational business units.
Delivering meaningful analysis and recommendations which highlight key trends and issues in operational performance to support improvements, maximise profitability and identify commercial opportunities.
Work with, influence and challenge a large stakeholder group with a view to act as a business change agent and trusted finance consultant to drive continuous improvement.

The Successful Applicant

This role is best suited to a talented and outgoing finance professional with exceptional people skills and a hunger for excellence in the delivery of their work. You must be a qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA or equivalent) with demonstrable experience of working with and influencing a diverse stakeholder group with practical financial and commercial reasoning. You will ideally have experience working with large organisations, either from within practice or similar industry businesses.

What's on Offer

This is a tremendous opportunity for a high calibre individual with first rate communication skills to sharpen their understanding of business and develop their commercial skills for the future. The finance division is lead by a high profile and well networked CFO, and the Go-Ahead Group has a demonstrable track record of shaping careers. Other benefits include final salary pension, 25 days holiday and free or subsidised train and underground travel.

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