Divisional Finance Manager

Harcourt Matthews Ltd
Central London, UK
25 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
This leading global £multi-billion turnover Legal Professional Services group, operating within international markets, has developed an enviable reputation for outstanding legal services and delivering innovative products and solutions. Due to continued growth, an opportunity now exists for an experienced qualified accountant to undertake a 12-month assignment as a Divisional Finance Manager role, supporting a key business unit. With responsibility for driving the financial management of key operating units and providing financial analysis and support, your brief includes:

•Planning & Budgeting
-Working with key stakeholders to develop business plans, reforecasts & budgets
-Assisting in setting objectives for global business areas
-Challenging & updating assumptions to maximise financial performance
-Ensuring the sharing of good practice & a unified approach
•Financial Analysis & Advisory
-Delivering divisional financial information
-Promoting change through initiation, generation & presentation of financial analysis
-Analysis of performance against profitability, utilisation, gearing, WIP cycles; monitoring trends & highlighting issues
-Developing senior stakeholder understanding of financial issues to improve decision making
-Advising on financial control & working capital management
-Providing financial advice, analysis & support to Business Managers driven by specific strategic & business development initiatives
-Supporting analysis, monitoring & financial impact of strategic change initiatives
•Team Management: management, training & development of small finance team

As a 2:1 or 1st class graduate qualified accountant with a track record in financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting and business partnering decision makers, ideally gained within a Big 4/Top 10 Professional Services, Legal or international business environment, you will be a confident, self-motivated individual with strong team management skills, a commercial focus and evidence of working at senior stakeholder level. Immediate start available.

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

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