Finance Analyst - PMO, Media, £70k, Central London

Trace Recruit Ltd
Central London, London
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance Analyst - PMO, Media, £70k, Central London

Our client is a Media powerhouse and is looking to recruit Finance Analyst within Finance PMO. Our client has recently made a number of acquisitions and is looking for an experienced candidate to work with the Director, Finance PMO and Finance leadership team on all Finance related projects, initiatives and business integrations


  • Support the Director, Finance PMO to ensure the PMO office issues accurate and timely reports and project updates to senior leadership, including: KPIs and KPI dashboards; project plans; timelines, risks and issues, project costs and performance against them
  • Consolidate and analyse finance data to facilitate the identification and quantification of benefits to be realised on Finance projects and on-going tracking of benefits realisation;

Strategy & Process

  • Support the Director Finance PMO and other key members of the Finance function in driving process improvement and policy development initiatives that impact the function
  • Help identify best practices around Group target operating model to support consistency and drive operational efficiencies
  • Design with Director Finance PMO the "Group Integrations blueprint"
  • Help implement the "Integrations blueprint", collaborate with the Group FDs and Brand FDs to ensure newly acquired business are fully integrated, including: migration to Group COA and reporting to Global Finance; changes to accounting policy; integration of Policies & Procedures, systems migration and change management
  • Help identify best practices around Group’s target operating model to support consistency and drive operational efficiencies


  • Help add value to the UK Finance team through the key areas of the Projects Office: reporting, documentation, platforms. Maintain and create when necessary the central repository of Finance project deliverables and process documentation on SharePoint; design templates, contribute to comms, etc
  • Build and maintain relationships within Finance, Technology and other business areas across the client as required;
  • Ad-hoc duties as directed by the Director, Finance PMO.

Personal Specification

  • Batchelors degree or equivalent from a leading university (2:1 or above)
  • Qualified accountant ACA or ACMA, first time passes
  • Strong interpersonal, communications and influencing skills, experience of working at all levels in an organisation, a team player who can collaborate with functional partners like Operations, IT, HR, Legal, etc, and can operate in large project teams, or change programmes involving significant performance improvement across a matrix based organisation
  • A role where you will be "delivering through others" you will need to demonstrate an inclusive team behavior, generosity in sharing knowledge and supporting others to deliver
  • Can create from scratch status/progress update reports, project performance, design key reporting templates, KPI dashboards and other reporting requirements for senior leadership, stakeholders and project teams
  • Experience and understanding of end to end Finance processes and controls across a Finance function. Ability to conduct deep dive process analysis, document process workflows current state and come up with future state
  • Experience of working within business change or change transformation programmes throughout all stages of the Project Life Cycle and an understanding of project/business change methodologies and processes
  • Advanced user of power point, excel and MS Visio. Knowledge of MS project an advantage