Our vacancies

Search Jobs  

Finance Business Partner (Train Services) - 12 Months Maternity Cover

Job Introduction

We are seeking a Finance Business Partner (Train Services) to join our team on a 12 month maternity contract.

You will be based from our Head Office in London Bridge (Hybrid Working) to provide insight driven, high quality analysis to improve business performance.


Role Responsibility

You will offer an excellent finance partnering service to business departments and maximise profitable, value for money and commercial opportunities via effective relationships with Finance and non-finance Managers by means of strong interpersonal and technical competencies for the benefit of Southeastern.

This role will require you to build budgets and forecasts taking into account current and future business performance, ensuring consistency with the future strategy of the business.

You will also contribute to the business management, decision making and major project monitoring through the provision of accurate, timely and relevant financial information.

The Ideal Candidate

The Ideal Candidate

To be considered for this role you will need to demonstrate the below in your application;

  • ​Qualified or part qualified in a recognised accountancy qualification (CIMA, ACA, ACCA), or equivalent.
  • Substantial experience in a commercial environment including some time spent in an analytical or commercial finance role.
  • Commercially astute with demonstrable understanding of financial aspects of a business
  • Experience of budgeting and forecasting at an operating company level.
  • Excellent analytical and financial modelling skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Experience of rail or similar transport / franchise industry (desirable)
  • Oracle and iTM1 systems (desirable)

Package Description

Southeastern recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.

As well as a generous salary, we offer an comprehensive benefits package which includes;

  • A Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme 
  • Free rail travel on Southeastern and GTR rail services (extends to family members for leisure/educational travel)
  • After a qualifying period, reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services
  • Up to 25 days annual leave entitlement (plus bank holidays)
  • Private healthcare
  • Access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our benefits scheme.
  • Family friendly benefits including enhanced maternity/paternity leave, parental leave and carers leave.

About the Company

About Southeastern

Southeastern runs train services into London from Kent and East Sussex, operating almost 1,700 trains a day, carrying more than 400,000 passengers, serving 176 stations and covering 540 miles of track.

Just over 4,600 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:

  • We aim to be the best
  • We make the difference together
  • We care passionately about our people and our passengers

We are committed to being an inclusive employer, creating a workplace where everyone can come to work, feel safe and comfortable and able to do everything to the best of their ability. Read about some of the great Diversity and Inclusion initiatives our Head of Colleague Experience has been leading on here

We recognise the positive value of diversity and it matters to us that our teams reflect the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

We proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here.

We have also won the Top Employer award at the Women in Rail Awards 2022!

If you have been unsuccessful in the recruitment process for the same/similar position you will not be eligible to apply for a period of 6 months from that date.

All offers of employment are subject to us obtaining satisfactory references (covering all education, training, employment and unemployment in the preceding 5 years and any previous railway employment). We will also complete right to work in the UK and criminal record checks. This is to ensure we are employing the best person for the role and to protect our customers, colleagues and our reputation. We are unable to offer sponsorship to work in the UK. 

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

SOUTHEASTERN is owned by SE Trains Ltd, a subsidiary of the Department for Transport’s public sector owning group, ‘DOHL.’ DOHL has responsibility for three rail companies, LNER, Northern Trains Limited and SE Trains.

SE Trains Limited


This website is using cookies to improve your browsing experience and to enable social media functionality. By clicking “Turn cookies on”, you agree to such purposes. Read more about cookies and how to amend your cookie settings.