Finance Manager - EMEA APAC

Recruiter
Columbia Threadneedle
Location
London
Posted
24 Nov 2020
Closes
24 Dec 2020
Ref
1809817103
Category
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

Where you'll fit in & what our team goals are....

In this role you will be responsible for producing, understanding and presenting the EMEA & APAC financial results for Columbia Threadneedle Investments - Ameriprise's Global Asset Management business. Alongside regular and ad-hoc reporting, you will conduct business performance analysis to identify and resolve/escalate issues.
You will have a high focus on continual improvement and be expected to effectively manage change using an Execution Focused Leadership approach and play a strong leadership role for the global team's BAU and project activities. If you think of yourself as a person with flexibility, nimbleness and a 'can-do' attitude.. then this is the role for you!

Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time....
• Understand and analyze all aspects of monthly/quarterly financials for the EMEA and APAC regions within the Global Asset Management business.
• Produce a broad spectrum of reporting and presentations in conjunction with the India-based team
• Present results in various forums (including board meetings) to senior business leaders, investor relations and the broader Ameriprise finance team
• Develop a deep understanding of financial results across Columbia Threadneedle Investments, including P&L drivers, balance sheet results, business metrics, and other key trends.
• Develop reports and variance analysis, develop "the story" around monthly results and write resulting commentary.
• Identify issues that are worthy of further root cause analysis and determine process/data sources to deal with them including performing more complex data analysis.
• Provide strong thought and process leadership including process improvements and contributing to the globalization of the team
• Review results with VP level business partners, present EMEA & APAC region results and partner to determine critical issues.
• Play a strong role in directing and reviewing work of team members in India and in London.
• Run models and perform complex variance analysis. Develop assumptions by working with business leaders. Present implications to business management.
• Potential to support business results and relationships on an ad-hoc basis by developing deep analysis to determine future implications of business decisions.

Required Qualifications

To be successful in this role you will have....
• Accounting qualification - CIMA, ACCA, ACA
• Previous experience in financial or analytical roles
• Ability to present complex/technical information clearly and concisely to an audience with varying levels of knowledge
• Results focused with the ability to thrive in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment.
• Proactive change agent with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality deliverables relative to target dates
• Consistently demonstrates the ability to complete complex detailed financial modeling and analysis using spreadsheets and/or other tools.

Preferred Qualifications

If you also had this, it would be great....
• Experience working in multi-location teams, including remote management
• Experience of Execution Focused Leadership.
• Experience working with External Reporting and Investor Relations

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