IFS, Senior Finance Manager - Midlands

03 Oct 2019
24 Oct 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
A career in Finance, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to help PwC in all aspects of our Finance internal function including financial planning and reporting, data analysis, and assisting leadership with overall strategy. You'll focus on recording and analysing financial transactions, paying and receiving invoices, maintaining financial statement ledger accounts, and preparing analysis and reconciliations of bills to detect fraud.

About the teamAt PwC, our Finance Business teams are an integral part of the internal Finance function. Finance Business teams are aligned to business units and work closely with the business unit's leadership team to help drive business performance. They provide a platform to support well-informed and high quality financial decision making. Business units will naturally vary in size, but can be as large as 1,000 professional staff who provide services within particular markets, industries, geographies or products.

The Finance Business team provide objective financial advice and opinions that positively impact the future choices of the business unit. They identify and drive financial improvements whether through pricing, efficiency, resource allocation or cost management. They prepare financial plans, targets, budgets and forecasts for the business unit and report on financial and non-financial performance against these.

About the roleAs a Senior Finance Manager you should have strong business, technical, analytical and commercial skills and be able to apply your knowledge to provide advice to client facing professionals in line with PwC policies and accounting standards. You should be forward-thinking and be able to develop innovative solutions to support the business growth and profitability targets. You will help drive business performance and provide a platform to support well-informed and high quality financial decision making.

This role will be supporting the Tax LoS.

You will report to a Director of Finance and lead a small team of finance professionals. Liaising with and working alongside other finance functions, you will develop a network of key finance contacts and build strong relationships, developing new skills.

As Senior Finance Manager, you will play a key role in the following areas:

  • Leading and taking responsibility for the performance, coaching and development of a Finance Business team.

  • Developing effective relationships with senior stakeholders and becoming the key business lead on all finance matters for the business areas of responsibility.

  • Embedding a culture of financial and commercial challenge, ensuring that all the impacts of business decisions are evaluated and communicated.

  • Understanding the key profit and cost drivers in the business, ensuring that risks are highlighted and mitigated in an efficient manner.

  • Presenting complex financial concepts in a way that can be easily understood by non-financial stakeholders.

  • Adding value financially and operationally to the business area and leading on initiatives in relation to finance related issues.

  • Handling all aspects of the reporting and planning including preparation of presentation and commentary.

  • Ensuring all investment projects are fully analysed and appraised.

  • Inputting to and advising on content and presentation of business cases prior to sign off for functional area

  • Requirements
  • ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified

  • Commercially minded with a good understanding of a professional services business

  • Previous business advisory experience

  • Investment appraisal and business case exposure

  • Experience in reporting and planning procedures

  • Demonstrable ability to communicate and influence at senior level

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Desirable to have proficiency with data analytics and visualisation tools

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