Services Finance Business Partner

Cambridge, UK
Added: May 8, 2024
Cambridge, UK

Due to rapid organic growth, we are seeking a services finance business partner to join the finance team based in Cambridge.

This is a key role for the business, and the successful candidate will have had experience of working in a Finance Business Partnering role with a services or delivery team, ideally in a global software or technology company. You will partner with the Services management team to provide guidance, commercial insight and technical financial skills to support the successful achievement of the business's strategic and financial objectives. The role requires strong communication skills to partner closely with project managers, ensuring accurate project reporting and forecasting. The role will report directly into the Finance Director, and will be responsible for all FP&A activities for the Global Services organisation.


  • Partner with the project managers to produce accurate project financials for global services and delivery projects, including accurate revenue recognition and margin reporting.
  • Drive commercial and financial insight (financial and non-financial KPI's) on projects, including reporting of utilisation metrics. Work closely with Services management team (based in the US and UK) to identify issues early, and find solutions.
  • Responsible for monthly forecasting and budgeting of services revenue and cost, working closely with the group finance team, and providing variance analysis on actuals to budget.
  • Work with project managers to ensure data accuracy in the project management systems including;
  • Timesheets are captured on a timely basis and ae accurate
  • Contract milestones and contract rates are properly reflected
  • Ensure contractor rates and agreements are properly reflected in systems and third party costs are appropriately invoiced on to customers.
  • Provide commercial insight on new customer projects, validating assumptions in budget margins, and working with the project managers to assess risk.
  • Work closely with regional finance teams to ensure invoicing is accurate and on time, and assist with any collection issues.
  • Own costing models for our workforce
  • Working with services as we build out managed services offering, including providing financial insight on hosting and support offerings. Undertake financial modelling, scenario planning and business case preparation to support effective decision making, leading to improved business and financial performance.
  • Provide regular training to the project managers, and lead on process and control improvements

Person Specification

  • Experience working in a business partner role for a delivery organisation in a technology/ software company highly desirable
  • Accounting qualification required (ACA, ACCA, CIMA), 2 years + PQE Strong written and verbal communication skills, must be able to become a trusted finance partner to the services organisation
  • Self-motivated with the desire to develop and progress in a fast-paced, growing professional environment.

What's In It For You?

  • Paid charity/volunteering day each year
  • Company-matched pension contributions of up to 6% base salary
  • Private medical insurance
  • Health cash plan
  • Company life assurance (4 x gross salary)
  • Incapacity benefit
  • Enhanced maternity leave policy (full-pay 3 months, half-pay 3 months, 15 weeks of SMP), after 2 years of service
  • EV company car scheme (salary sacrifice)
  • Cycle scheme (salary sacrifice)
  • Give as you earn charity scheme
  • Mentor program

This role is ideally based out of our UK offices in Cambridge. We do support hybrid and flexible working arrangements for all employees. We understand that life for many people involves school runs, care giving, or exercising!

Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor work permits for this position and suitable applicants must already possess the right to work in the UK.

If you would like to join this winning team, please Apply here or alternatively submit your resume and cover letter to

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