Finance Business Partner

Ordnance Survey

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Job Description

Finance Business Partner - 18 month FTC

Ordnance Survey (OS) is the national mapping agency for Great Britain, and a world-leading geospatial data and technology organisation. Serving government, business and citizens across Britain and the world, OS helps customers in virtually all sectors improve quality of life and we’re looking for people to join our journey…

As a country and globally, we’re all experiencing challenging times right now, but Ordnance Survey (OS) continue to support the nation with our accurate geospatial data and services. As an organisation we are embarking on an ambitious growth strategy in location data, insight and services.  Innovating our products, services and technology to benefit our customers, businesses and people across Great Britain and globally. In order to do this, we want to continue adding new skills and capabilities to our business and even in these tough times, we’re able to use technology to recruit talent to OS.

About the Role

Provides financial navigation, commercial decision-making support and challenge supporting delivery of the financial objectives as set out in the Annual Operating & Business Plan and beyond – FTC 18 months

Manages financial planning, accounting and reporting to a defined area of the business
Responsible for the integrity of financial performance reporting
Informal and formal forecasting including identifying and managing risk
Planning & budgeting
Provides clear and engaging business insight to numbers presented
Provide cover for other Business Partners and the areas of the business they support on an as needed basis
Supports commercial growth strategy through decision making ensuring there is rigorous assessment of financial and commercial implications, risk and opportunities, supported by financial analysis and challenge
Pro-actively reviews current activities ensuring the best possible return to OS
Drives comprehensive and robust business cases and analysis
Supports ad-hoc projects
Supports continuous improvement programmes across the organisation
Represents the Finance function as a highly professional and competent organisation and promotes best practice financial management.
Ensures business processes and controls comply with legislation standards and statutory audit requirements
Ability to talk fluidly at all levels across all aspects/areas of the unit supported and make financial decisions as needed
What we’re looking for:

Appropriate Accounting qualification (i.e. CIMA / ACA / ACCA qualified) or equivalent qualification
Knowledge of relevant financial systems e.g. SAP, Excel
Experience in business partnering or related area
The Rewards

We want you to love what you do. That’s why our benefits package rewards a job well done. We’ll give you: 

Salary – £58k
Performance related bonus
Competitive pension
37 hour working week (with flexible working options)
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and an extra 3 over Christmas
Plus a suite of excellent additional benefits
We’re always happy to hear from you, so don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or find us on Facebook.

Location: This role will be based at our state of the art Headquarters in Southampton, however due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, initial expectation will be working from home with occasional attendance at head office. 

Closing date: 14 July 2020

Ordnance Survey is committed to making inclusion an everyday reality and promoting a diverse workforce. We aim to provide an environment that supports and encourages equality and collaborative learning. We have active employee networks for Women’s development, LGBT+, Disability and an Autism ambassador on site.

We are looking for talented and experienced individuals from a range of backgrounds and welcome applications from women, those returning to the workforce after a break and/or those with a disability or on the autistic spectrum, where your technical abilities are sought after and valued.

Each individual at OS brings their own perspectives, work experiences, lifestyles, and cultures with them, and we believe that a more diverse team builds more innovative products, provides a better service to our customers, and helps us all grow and learn as individuals.

Check out our careers video below and hear from OS employees about what life is like to work here!

If you have any questions or queries please contact

If you have a disability we will try our best to make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to this post in the application / interview process due to a disability.