Balfour Beatty

Graduate Finance Manager 2020 - Rotational

UK, UK Wide
Competitive salary
08 Oct 2019
08 Nov 2019
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Full time

The Role

Closing Date applications are open until 16th March 2020; however Balfour Beatty reserves the right to remove adverts should the roles be filled before this date.

About the programme:

We designed our two-year Business Graduate Scheme to start your journey towards becoming an industry expert. Our business schemes call for wide-ranging skills, so this is exactly what you will gain. You will join a thriving graduate network. And as you progress, you will have the freedom to tailor your path into roles and disciplines where you can put your biggest and best ideas into practice.

Your time on the programme will see you gaining all kinds of specialist technical skills and eye-catching achievements. You will be joining a leading international infrastructure group shaping innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables growth. You will have visibility in key areas of our business including design, operations, safety and commercial; youll soon appreciate the important role of engineering innovation.

We will develop your technical and leadership skills to help you reach your full potential and as your programme progresses you will have increased responsibility; working with experts who will share their knowledge, provide support and give invaluable feedback so you never stop learning. You will be part of a graduate cohort and be assigned Business Improvement and Corporate Social Responsibility Projects that can affect the way we work as a business.

What you'll be doing:

This role is a national role, consisting of rotational placements over the scheme, within the key areas of the finance function. This structure gives you the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and experience of all areas of finance, allowing you to develop skills and build key foundations for a successful career in finance.

All of our Finance Graduates begin their two-year programme with an initial rotation in Newcastle, where our Finance Shared Service Centre is based. In this initial rotation you will gain an understanding of our Finance Operating model and support functions.

In your subsequent rotations there is scope and flexibility for us to design and place our graduates in parts of the Finance function where you have specific areas of interest. Typical placements for our graduates might include:

Business Partnering working within one of our Strategic Business Units or on a project to assist business decisions. As part of this you may be required to:

  • Provide and interpret financial information
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities
  • Manage financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems
  • Produce accurate financial reports to specific deadlines

Group Finance working at a Group Finance level provides the opportunity to see the overall picture of Balfour Beattys performance through internal reporting and external market perspectives. Responsibilities within Group finance may include:

  • Aiding the external Audit process
  • Keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation
  • Advising the business of key accounting policy and procedure
  • Formulating strategic and long-term business plans

Specialist areas this includes areas such as Treasury, Tax and Internal Audit. This provides a great opportunity to gain an insight into areas of finance that are more specialised and provides a perfect way of understanding these areas that many do not get to experience. This may involve:

  • Arranging new sources of finance for a company's debt facilities
  • Forecasting and reporting business cash including foreign exchange
  • Managing the all business risks
  • Carrying out audits of business areas to provide value for the business

The programme is designed so you are able to gain complete experience across the business to help support your chosen career path and studies. You will need to be fully mobile as the placements could be based anywhere within the UK.

By undertaking placements in different areas within Finance, you gain an insiders view of the people, processes and technology that are transforming our business. Each placement carries real responsibility and you will be expected to deliver what the business requires of you. You will be given specific objectives relative to each placement so that you are contributing from day one.

What we're looking for:

  • A flexible approach to work and able to adapt to change (you will be required to relocate as part of the programme)
  • A team focus with the ability to communicate and build strong relationships with a wide variety of people at all levels
  • A driven, self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative and influence decision making

What you will need:

  • A minimum of a 2:1 degree
  • Ideally previous work experience
  • Eligibility to work and live in the UK

Our Graduate Finance Manager scheme is a national rotational role based in different areas of the business

Salary and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary that is reviewed annually based on performance. You will have the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme and flexible benefits package. Your professional institution fees will also be covered.

For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Graduate and what is involved in the scheme, visit our website here to learn more.

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We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.

Balfour Beatty is a leading member of The 5% Club, which is now in operation in over 200 companies.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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