Service Line Finance Manager - UK wide

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK
Competitive remuneration package
04 Mar 2024
04 Apr 2024
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Job Description: Service Line Finance Manager

The opportunity

The Service Line Finance Manager role is key to providing this fast-growing and complex business with effective financial management and controls while providing decision support and financial analysis. The successful candidate will work as a business partner with senior service line management and help to develop a strong culture of financial awareness, commerciality, and accountability.

The role will require the individual to provide financial information, produce monthly accounts, annual budgets, and forecasts while ensuring compliance with firm and business procedures and policies. A key part of the role will be presenting this information and analysis to the end user, highlighting variances and actions accordingly.

Candidates will need to build relationships both within the team and the business and have ability to problem-solve to overcome constraints.

This role is in a fast-changing evolving environment where change is part of the norm. Therefore, the ideal candidate will need to be flexible and have the ability to deal with change on an ongoing basis.

Your key responsibilities

The successful candidate will

  • Work with senior management to understand the financial information available and agree priorities and actions.
  • Ensure that the information/reports/analysis provided to the business are relevant, timely, and accurate and enable senior management to run the business.
  • Develop effective working relationships with Operations, Leadership, and other key stakeholders.
  • Maintain an overview of key business issues at all times. Extrapolates key messages from the numbers and shares these with Senior Leadership both in Finance and the business.
  • Deliver robust month-end process, ensuring results are understood quickly and performance commentaries are timely, insightful, and action-oriented.
  • Contribute towards timely completion of the various EY Plan/Forecast/Business Planning exercises.
  • Understand issues relating to working capital and ensure linkage with Markets Finance team on understanding the path for resolution.
  • Process improvement: help support the wider performance improvement initiatives. Ensure the Finance team’s processes are as efficient as possible whilst constantly looking to streamline where possible.
  • Lead/participate fully in projects and ad-hoc analysis as required.
  • Act as a role model and active contributor to the wider Finance team, collaborating cross Service Line and Business Unit.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Preferably a qualified accountant e.g. CIMA, ACCA with a strong track record of financial management and controls, ideally in a professional services firm.
  • Demonstrates curiosity through a continuous learning mindset
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills displaying confidence when explaining complex financial issues to Senior Management
  • Robust, resilient, calm under pressure.
  • Proactive, organised, and self-sufficient working style with ability to prioritise and multitask.
  • Customer-focused and responsive with good commercial acumen/judgement.
  • Embraces change and through self-awareness, adapts behaviour
  • Strong computer skills (advanced Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Able to manipulate, analyse and interpret data from a variety of sources.
  • Able to demonstrate project management experience/skills.
  • Strong team player who maintains personal well-being to sustain positive energy

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings, and a wide range of discounts, offers, and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching, and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise, and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities, and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Please note

Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. We ask because it matters!

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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