Finance Manager - Global IT Consultancy

Recruiter
Jenrick Commercial
Location
London
Salary
350.00 - 400.00 GBP Daily
Posted
15 May 2017
Closes
21 May 2017
Category
Accounting
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
- Finance Manager
- GBP400 per day
- 3 - 6 month contract role
- Role based in London
- Candidates must already hold FCO SC Clearance

We are looking for an experienced Finance Manager to work for a global technology consultancy. You will join one of our key client engagements, reporting to the Financial Controller. You`ll be predominantly based at our client site in central London, with some travel to our Milton Keynes offices.

With a team of 2 client reports you`ll be managing a large IT programme, working with project teams and senior budget holders, challenging assumptions, providing support for project forecasts, and being responsible for reporting. Partnering with the business, you`ll require excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a varied range of stakeholders both inside and outside of Finance, including Senior Managers. This is a fast moving environment so you`ll need to be adaptable and hard working. This role is looking for someone who is keen to find best practice and challenge the status quo.

Key duties:

- Accurate monthly reporting while maintaining a positive working relationship with budget holders.
- Supporting project reviews by providing accurate data and challenging where appropriate.
- Provide financial analysis to support decision making and understand key variances.
- Support the annual budgeting process and audit requests.
- Have a well developed understanding of supplier cost base and any financial implications of the supplier contracts.
- Ensure good financial governance is adhered to, support any process improvement, and identify any opportunities for savings or service improvements.
- Work closely with the client Finance Team to review monthly reports, budgets and any ad-hoc requests.
- Work with other stakeholders including Commercial, Portfolio, Live Services, the Change Team and Systems stakeholders.
- Work within the clients Enterprise Resource Planning tool (Prism) including uploading of forecasts/budgets.
- Support to the Financial Controller and the rest of the team with ad-hoc tasks as required.

Essential skills and experience:

- CIMA or ACCA qualified or by experience.
- Project accounting experience.
- Proven IT skills, especially using Excel.
- Good analytical skills and ability to challenge when required.
- Able to forge positive working relationships with peers.
- High level communication skills, attention to detail, and a desire and willingness to learn.
- The ability to be pro-active, flexible, and adaptable.
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced, growing, global organisation
- Experience of working within both the public and private sector.
- Previous use of an ERP system, ideally Prism.