Finance Business Partner, central London, c£65k plus benefitsVaried commercial role for a OpCo of a Professional Services Group, along with time spent on Group level projects. You will act as the key business partner to the MD and be the bridge between the business and the Group FD. You will receive accounting support from the SSC to enable your role to be more analytical and revenue focused. Principal accountabilities will include:* Manage the reporting, forecasting and analysis of costs across a variety of projects* Day to day liaison with Business Partners/Directors on confirmed client fees* Assisting business partners/directors costing up new business for pitches including preparation of rate cards for new and existing clients* Full ownership of hours/cost reporting from internal time management software in relation to client performance, reporting to partners/directors on a monthly basis and assisting them with interpretation and ad hoc analysis* Owning the preparation of the P&L budget and reforecasts for the centralised agency by client, down to contribution margin level, including running revenue and margin review meetings with the CEO and UKFD and preparing/delivering presentations* Reporting to the UKFD on quarterly client profitability, including contribution margins and analysis on past, present and future revenues and staff costs* Work with the Commercial team to establish appropriate contract requirements for cost control and reporting, and to validate costs against contract requirementsThe appointee will require the following:* A recognised accountancy qualification (ACA, CIMA or ACCA)* Strong management accounting experience, including the development of management reports and KPIs* Ideally commercial finance experience from a Consultancy business (Marketing/Management etc)* A pragmatic focus on commercial issues* A good academic recordTrace is an innovative consultancy and we are serious about finding you the right role. Our Predictive Fit Profiler is an in-house profiling tool which provides candidates and clients with a method for assessing personal fit within a company - through measuring personality, thinking style, cultural.