Assistant Finance Manager 1
Cardiff, GB
4d ago

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 working

Qualifications 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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