Qualified Global Finance Business Partner - Publishing

Recruiter
HANDLE RECRUITMENT
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
09 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client, an independent worldwide publisher, is seeking a Qualified Global Finance Business Partner to join their London team. Reporting into and supporting the Group Business Partner.

In this role you will be required to develop a thorough understanding of the Academic & Professional business working across four territories the Group operates across - UK, US, India and Australia.

Your duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Detailed P&L reviews contributing to UK Financial Control
  • Global management commentary
  • Timely distribution of monthly management packs and monthly meetings with key business partners
  • Manage timely management and financial reporting for A&P according to group deadlines;
  • Business support for the A&P division and liaison with its senior management with ad hoc analysis requests, including preparation of business cases for external pitches, business/list valuations, due diligence documentation;
  • Oversee preparation of reporting schedules for interim and year-end audit and accounts;
  • Providing training and leading sessions with the digital product and project management team on financial issues;
  • Global lead in preparation of bottom-up budgeting for division, and on-going reforecasting;
  • Preparation of global five year plan for division to feed into Group plan;
  • Supporting department heads within the business in developing granular five year plans and regular tracking;
  • Maintain and develop management reporting and KPIs;
  • Support Group Financial Controller in preparing interim and year-end analysis for shareholder presentations;
  • Continue to develop a 'no surprises' approach to management reporting;
  • Taking a proactive, self-starter approach to work in order to add value to the business and finance function working across our matrix structure with a view to 'getting stuck in' with Group issues;
  • Line management of up to two direct reports;
  • Support the business partner group on financial aspects for existing assignments, bids, proposals, pricing and reviewing commercial contracts as appropriate;
  • Preparing and reviewing profitability analysis;
  • Preparation of ad hoc financial analysis/projects and management of ad hoc queries to improve commercial decision making;

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 1st or 2:1 degree
  • Qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA or equivalent), c.2 years PQE
  • Demonstrated thorough understanding and knowledge of financial operations and international accounting principles and practices
  • Evidence of strong influencing and communication skills; ability to build and maintain good business relationships
  • Ability and desire to understand and improve processes
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, responding swiftly to different demands from the business and prioritising work load
  • High standard of work with attention to detail
  • Strong data manipulation, reporting and analytical skills
  • Highly proficient in advanced excel functionality (sumifs, vlookup and pivot tables)
  • Comfortable with complexity, with ability to prioritise and focus on what is important

If this role is of interest APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.


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