Assistant Finance Manager

Recruiter
KPMG
Location
United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
11 Jun 2021
Closes
11 Jul 2021
Ref
65225
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Finance manager
Experience level
Manager
Job Description
Key Responsibilities

- Develop an understanding of the business being supported, being proactive to learn about products / services / markets
- Develop relationships with key stakeholders, establishing position as number two to the Finance Business Partner (FBP)
- Be the primary producer of MI, data analysis and other reporting used for the leadership team for the business area being supported
- Prepare draft commentaries including insight, for the FBP to build upon as part of overall deliverables
- Support the tracking and reporting of all performance KPIs - especially those that have a P&L impact
- Support standardisation and efficiency in use and production of MI in general, challenging exceptions
- Conduct in-flight commercial reviews to gain a deeper understanding of margin leakage and commercial learning points as directed by the FBP
- Support the Finance work-stream in relation to Business planning, budgeting and forecasting
- Support the co-ordination of activity and consolidation and reporting of outputs
- Draft initial commentary as required
- Execute processes to ensure that the accounts accurately reflect the financial position of the business
- Review cost management processes to ensure good controls are in place around spend
- Be the point contact for IT / expense and invoice approvals. Investigating and escalating as required
- Help to ensure Finance processes and policies are adhered to. Challenge deviation and always be forward thinking about improvements
- Support the FBP in the management and review of Working Capital KPIs for the MU
- Monitor the business actions on WIP and debt items and highlight EL/EM underperformance to ensure it is escalated
- Day to day supervision of team workload and job cover arrangements
- Support recruitment across Business Finance as required
- Take on some training / mentoring responsibilities for junior and new members of the team
- Play a role in the broader finance community, including active participation in meetings, forums and projects
- Be an advocate for change programmes delivered by Finance / KBS, including automation tools, self-service, standardisation and any other changes in ways of workingQualifications and Experience
- A part or fully qualified accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA) or over 5 years relevant experience of accounting in an operational or professional services environment
- Resilient and able to work with multiple and highly demanding stakeholders
- An ability to work at both a strategic and a granular level - choosing when each is appropriate

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