Finance Business Partner
Our client, an established multinational consultancy in Derby is seeking a Finance Business Partner to join the team. Reporting into the Finance Director the purpose of the role would be to manage a £25m business portfolio across the UK, Europe and Middle East. You would have a strong business partnering focus, and will require tenacity and excellent interpersonal skills to manage and develop relationships with key stakeholders. The role is part of the Senior Management Team, and requires the ability to interact, influence, engage assertively and provide financial leadership to drive business performance. This would be an exciting role for a Finance Business Partner or Project accountant looking for that next step up.
*Develop the relationship with the Business Line Director and General Manager as a Business Partner, providing first line finance support, insight and direction to the management team.
*Play a lead role in the delivery of the P&L and Working Capital objectives for the Business, with a strong involvement in the management accounting process- in particular interaction with the Project Manager community, understanding and reviewing project performance and forecast costs to complete. To include variance analysis for key P&L Accounts, Overheads and Working Capital metrics. - focussing on commercial validity and integrity of financial information
*Provide insight, support and constructive challenge to Project Financial Performance Reviews, including membership of Project Boards for Category 4 projects.
*Develop and maintain a collaborative relationship with Shared Service Finance Team in Shoreham, reviewing and evolving existing processes and enhancing routines. Working closely with the Divisional Financial Controller to ensure compliance with internal controls, policies and procedures.
*Line management responsibility for a team, including both finance and project support office (PSO) personnel.
*Provide finance leadership in the monthly performance reviews, budgeting and forecasting processes - working with operational management to consolidate, analyse and understand the results prior to submission and presentation to Rail MD & FD
*Provide high quality, accurate and timely support and analysis on finance related matters; deal with queries and review procedures; cascade and incorporate business targets and directions into budgets and forecasts; plan the future direction of the business and so that the strategic objectives are fulfilled.
*Provide evaluation and analytical expertise supporting the preparation and review of tenders and bids for new business.
*Advise, influence and coach colleagues and managers on complex financial issues with confidence, tenacity, integrity and with minimal guidance.
*Ad hoc management reporting and analysis in such areas as margins, profitability and cash flow.
The ideal Candidate would have the following:
*A professional accountancy qualification -ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent
*Proven experience of management and project accounting, including an understanding of revenue recognition and accounting for long term contracts
*Experience of consulting and professional service organisations
*Proven experience of business partnering and providing financial leadership
*Calm working under pressure and good organisational skills to meet deadlines & deliverables
*Line management experience
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