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Finance Manager - Change & Control - 9 months

Experis Ltd
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18 Sep 2021

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Finance Manager - Change & Control - 9 months
Finance Manager - Change & Control - 9 months

The location of the role is London OR Manchester.

The duration of the role is 9 months.

The pay rate on offer is £450 - £500 per day.

The client is a large, multinational high-street retailer.


Fully woven into the DNA of the business, the Finance team plays a key role in setting the pace for their key business decisions, shaping budgets, analysing sales, managing costs and making sure the most vital statistics and data are absolutely accurate.

With a focus on adding value to all business areas by helping them make data-driven decisions and understand what is driving commercial performance - it's the team's job to make sure the right tools, processes, governance and ways of working are in place to support this.

The purpose of the Change & Control team is to support the business in creating and maintaining a strong financial control environment by completing regular process reviews the to make sure controls remain relevant and effective. The Head of the Business Service Centre leads the team that provides this support.

Key accountabilities:
  • Support the delivery of the control strategy implementation plan for finance aimed at increasing efficiency of finance processes and control environment improvements.
  • Support the completion of designated process reviews identifying significant financial risks and associated control activities.
  • Identify process and control improvement opportunities, including automation, and the actions required to achieve these.
  • Document "as is" processes and controls
  • Document, agree and track proposed changes to process and controls to remediate identified control weaknesses
  • Detail the "to be" process and controls; and train colleagues to operate the "to be" controls
  • Update process flow charts and the Risk and Controls Matrix (RACM) based on results of process reviews performed
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Communicate the findings from process reviews to senior Finance and Business partners
  • Support remediation of control gaps, Internal Audit findings and external audit's management letter points
  • Support Finance partners with ad-hoc process and controls queries / improvement requests from the business
  • Delivery of required remediation activities

Key skills and experience
  • Experienced Chartered Accountant (ACMA, ACA, ACCA)
  • Experience of working in a finance control environment
  • Understanding of finance processes, experience of reviewing and mapping financial processes, controls design and testing
  • Experience of reviewing issues / inefficiencies for end to end processes and conducting a root cause analysis to identify front end controls or automation opportunities in a process
  • Strong partner management skills, relationship building & presentation skills to be able to discuss the end to end process and opportunities in detail
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • A strong controls ethic and approach
  • Shared services experience
  • A self-starter who possesses the ability and able to operate independently
  • Comfortable operating outside a defined role remit or profile
  • High cultural awareness
  • Tenacious, consistently maintaining integrity and a sense of professionalism
  • Structured and logical problem solver

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