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Finance Manager - Consulting BDS

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11 Dec 2021

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The Consulting Business is seeing material growth and undergoing some exciting strategic change as we shift our business to deliver long term market leading transformational projects. To assist In supporting the businesses ambition for further growth we are recruiting a Business Decision Support Manager to work as a business partner to the Line of Service reporting in directly to the Finance Lead.

The Finance BDS team work closely with delivery teams, Commercial Team and Consulting Leadership to support the business in their decision making, through identifying financial controls and improvements, commercial advice, the planning and budgeting process and providing insight to the business on financial performance and key KPI's.

About the role

Business strategy & strategic planning

  • Use business insights and detailed analysis to provide the Cluster, Sector and Finance Leads with support and guidance on P&L management
  • Own and lead a Sector including being the first point of contact for the Cluster leadership team in relation to the sector
  • Provide ad hoc support to the Finance Leader, responsible for sourcing information and providing quality analysis of information
  • Provide depth of insight to the Consulting Leadership team enabling key strategic decision making
  • Ownership for Cluster and Sector forecasting
  • Providing the Cluster with additional insight to the key MI in existence and support the development of new MI by understanding the business needs
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the business issues and applying market, industry and firm knowledge
  • Providing commercial insight by providing performance improvement advice to the business and working closely with both the Commercial Team on complex material engagements

Performance management & improvement
  • Provides and communicates interpretation of the monthly financial results and commentary to the Cluster Manager Leadership
  • Responsible for monitoring areas of financial performance against Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) held in the financial scorecard, escalating issues where management action is required, with supporting analysis
  • Work closely with the Operations team to develop relationships and understand the strategic imperatives of the Cluster

Financial control & compliance
  • Provide Partners with relevant accounting advice from the bid stage to through the life of engagements
  • Provide Sector with relevant Financial Control expertise to ensure revenue recognition and accounting standards are achieved throughout the sector
  • Providing local financial risk knowledge to the Financial Control centre of excellence and support the central team with complex queries that require local business insight
  • Providing local intelligence to the Financial Control centre of excellence in line with agreed guidelines
  • Works in close partnership with the Financial Control centre of excellence to encourage a culture of strong financial discipline and adoption of One Firm financial policies and procedures within the business unit

The individual
  • Commercially minded with a business understanding
  • Ability to deal with senior stakeholders
  • Effective collaborator with the ability to build strong relationships
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with good attention to detail
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel
  • Strong technical finance and commercial acumen
  • Ability to look at the bigger picture
  • Takes ownership for personal development
  • Agile and embraces change
  • Relevant finance qualifications (CIMA/ACCA)

Desirable attributes
  • Experience of working within a professional services environment
  • Experience of business intelligence software
  • People management and coaching skills

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