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Finance Business Partner

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_207077WD

About the Team

PwC's internal finance team provides a centralised range of finance services across our business to drive sustainable profitable growth. They play a vital role contributing to; budget-setting, stewardship of the firm's assets, managing financial risks, driving profitability and business development. Our Finance team provides insightful management information to the business; while managing important supplier relationships and educating all our staff on the effective use of internal financial systems.

Internal Finance currently has an opportunity for a Manager to join the Functions Business Decision Support (FBDS) team. FBDS provides decision-support services to the central functions and parts of XLoS, which have a combined cost base of c.£0.5bn. Areas include Real Estate and Facilities Management, IT, Human Capital People teams, Risk and Quality, Finance, XLoS Sales and Marketing and XLoS Technology & Investments.

About the Role
As a Manager within the FBDS Team you will be responsible for financial management of one or more of the functional areas and will provide finance decision-support to the leadership team
for the function. This role reports directly to the Finance Leader for the Function.

Key responsibilities
  • Preparation of value-added financial analysis and commentary for your function, including explanations for major variances.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, including 1) Planning i.e. scheduling, client communications, determining key assumptions, 2) Reviewing and challenging submissions, 3) Assisting in the preparation of budget packs for presentation to
  • Functional and Internal Finance leadership.
  • Providing financial guidance, accounting support and regular and ad hoc management information to Functional and Internal Finance leadership
  • Development of and ensuring compliance with financial and operating procedures
  • Contributing to the wider Functions BDS team through cluster/team meetings.
  • Ability to be proactive in identifying, flagging and resolving potential issues or problems.
  • The ability to initiate and manage change in an area which is constantly evolving to higher levels of efficiency.
  • The ability to prepare and interpret financial information, isolate the core messages and communicate them effectively to both finance and non-finance specialists.
  • Flexibility to move between different functional areas and to take on project roles when the need arises.
  • Ad hoc financial accounting advice, as required.
  • Project accounting & reporting support to strategic projects.

The role provides an opportunity to gain commercial insight into firmwide support costs and a shared service business model.

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • A clear personal pride for delivering high quality services to clients, including the ability to consistently manage their expectations and anticipate their needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and influencing skills. 'Presence' and authority with the ability and confidence to challenge management where necessary and to work alongside management in a business partnering capacity
  • Strong interpersonal, people management and team working skills, including presentation skills
  • Strong accounting and analytical skills and commercial awareness.

Desirable
  • Experience working within a large organisation

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