Finance Business Partner Lead (Senior Manager), PWC in Guardian Jobs 2022 at London,England,UnitedKingdom

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About the job


The Finance Leader is the business’s first port of call for business decision support. Working closely with business unit leadership, engagement leaders and reporting directly to the Director of Finance, this is a collaborative and engaging role, and a vital function to the business.

The individual in this role will provide commercially focused insight and analysis to our business leaders to drive the firm’s financial strategy, participating in leadership meetings to provide support, and where appropriate, challenge the business from a financial perspective.

This role will work closely with the Business Partnering Lead specialists for complex issues concerning commercial, strategy, reporting, or financial control matters, and communicate with the firm’s Centres of Excellence regularly for escalated matters.

The right individual will draw upon technical knowledge and experience, commercial insights, and interpersonal skills to drive, influence, and challenge the business to achieve short and long term financial objectives.

Further responsibilities of the role include:

  • Drive and challenge business performance through analysis, presentation and commentary of financial information to senior decision makers
  • Play an influential role on steering groups supporting business delivery and strategic alignment
  • Proactively highlight risks and opportunities to financial performance and develop actions to mitigate, correct or exploit as appropriate with senior decision makers
  • Discuss forward looking and actionable financial insights that sustain market share, support growth and maximise profitability
  • Support the business area in robust short/medium term forecasting as well as ensuring business engagement and ownership of the annual planning cycle
  • Proactively identify opportunities (from either existing or new analysis) for improved performance and develop potential solutions with senior decision makers to drive financial performance
  • Challenge strategic plan for business area (ambition, viability, alignment to financial plan), modelling planning scenarios to support as appropriate
  • Provide commercially focused review of strategic plan that helps business leaders set appropriate performance targets, backed up by action plans
  • Ensure alignment of top down targets to operational plans
  • Assist the business in understanding the commercial impact of planned investments and subsequent ROI measurement following implementation
  • Work with business to ensure benefits are delivered and maximised
  • Work with business to understand lessons learnt and take corrective actions as necessary
  • Working closely with the Financial Control Lead specialist, monitor and challenge the business on control effectiveness
  • Supporting the Finance Director in defining overall team direction and Strategy for the Finance function

Skills & Experience

  • A relevant finance qualification such as CA, ACA, CIMA or ACCA
  • Commercially minded with a deep business understanding
  • Able to demonstrate application of accounting standards, including IFRS 15
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with good attention to detail
  • Action orientated and a self-starter
  • Focused on continuous improvement and developing their team
  • A strong relationship builder who builds trust in their key stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced excel
  • Technology enabled mindset and able to identify and drive change through technology adoption

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Company: Guardian Jobs
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: London,England,UnitedKingdom
Application Deadline: N/A

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