EMEA Finance Business Partner

Harcourt Matthews Ltd
London, South East England
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

As a global leader within the Property Services sector, this established real estate management group provides market leading, end-to-end solutions and "best in class" occupiers and investors services to a brand-name international client portfolio. A business restructure following a high profile and complex EMEA transformation programme and integration project, alongside the merger of two large businesses, has created an exciting opportunity for a qualified accountant to undertake an EMEA Finance Business Partner role. Supporting the EMEA region FP&A, you will be responsible for finance business partnering the group EMEA region, comprising 16 countries, Head of FP&A and the EMEA Group CFO on financial strategy, financial planning & analysis, forecasting and competitor analysis. Your brief includes:

•Acting as a Finance Business Partner with EMEA infrastructure functional heads, providing financial insights including budgeting, actual spend & organisational design to align with budget spend & business needs
•Providing full country P&L financials insights to assess business performance, opportunities for business growth, team alignment & cost opportunities
•Assisting with monthly close, reporting, board communication & budgeting process within EMEA
•Analysis of financial performance & forecasting for EMEA functions through monthly, quarterly, interim & annual reporting
•Preparation of business review packs & supporting analysis & commentary
•Ensuring the integrity of strategic, budgeting & forecasting processes including Excel modelling & template creation
•Analysing trends in key performance indicators & developing relevant business insights
•Supporting the development EMEA-wide recharges, policy & transfer pricing implications

As a graduate ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant, having trained within the Big 4/Top 10 or a blue-chip FTSE environment, you will possess a strong track record in EMEA or international Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) gained within a large global business. With existing Finance Business partnering skills, you will demonstrate senior stakeholder management experience, advanced Excel skills and, ideally exposure to HFM and/or Essbase, alongside the ability to translate financial data into commercial language. The role demands commercial focus, outstanding interpersonal skills and confidence in challenging and influencing key decision makers. The group offers excellent long-term career development opportunities.

Harcourt Matthews is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Our divisions include Accounting & Finance; HR - Human Resources & Personnel; IT - Information Technology; Pfi/PPP & FM; Procurement & Purchasing; Project Management & PMO; Sales & Marketing.