Finance Manager

Recruiter
Talentedge
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Sep 2019
Closes
02 Oct 2019
Ref
1253548367
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an excellent opportunity for a Finance Manager to join a globally-renowned media agency in a commercially focused role. Situated in Central London, this business boasts a rich and reputable history with a strong team culture. The purpose of this role is to assist the Finance Director in delivering timely and accurate management information to the business through analysis of business unit performance to support decision making, 50% Finance Business Partnering and 50% client reporting and forecasting.

Reporting directly into the Finance Director and Regional Director of Operational Finance, your key responsibilities will include:
  • Develop, improve, streamline & actively deliver value adding management information and insights to the business to enable achievement of revenue and profit targets
  • Identify opportunities for profit & process improvement and collaboratively drive successful implementation
  • Prepare accurate, robust and timely forecasts, budgets, and any other analysis to support the monthly and annual planning cycles
  • Supporting the business and commercial leads on all new client proposals. This is inclusive of tracking client contracts and projects versus the expected resource profile and supporting commercial decisions made dependent on the result.
  • Identify and monitor underlying drivers of client profit/loss variances between actuals, forecast/budget, contracts, and link to client development plan actions
  • Work proactively with the client teams /MDs and finance teams to identify improvement opportunities in the revenue side of the budgeting and forecasting process
  • Critically analyse forecast/business plans & challenge assumptions with client MD's

Ideal candidate:
  • Qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACCA with relevant post-qualified experience, ideally in a creative services industry
  • Proven experience of successful collaboration between finance and non-finance people
  • Ability to work to challenging deadlines in demanding fast paced environment
  • Prior experience in a commercial finance / business partnering role.
  • Media / marketing communications sector experience is desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship building capabilities with the ability to quickly form working relationships and gain credibility with senior management
  • Exhibits a drive for continuous improvement of processes and operational excellence in their area of responsibility

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