Portfolio Finance Manager - Financial Services

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    City of London, London

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    £55000 - £60000 per annum + Additional Benefits

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    Leah Lamonby

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    8 months ago

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Portfolio Finance Manager - Financial Services

Location: London

We are actively looking to secure a Portfolio Finance Manager to join Experis as one of our expert consultants, delivering services to our clients.

Experis Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.

Role Outline

The Portfolio Finance Manager leads the management and analysis of data, process and governance pertaining to financial control for IT Infrastructure Delivery Portfolio & Programme Management Finance team, covering multiple projects across several large programmes.

This role covers:

  • Responsibility for the quality of financial reports and analysis, across portfolios within remit
  • The development of relationships with key stakeholders across internal / external functions.
  • Lead, coach, train and develop employees, both on and off shore.
  • Influence key financial stakeholders to drive efficiencies and effective utilisation of funds across regions and entities.
  • Drive the execution of the annual budgeting process for portfolios within remit.
  • Lead the monthly re-forecasting cycle for the entire community, drive adherence to deadlines and act as an SME to portfolios and provide advice and guidance as needed.
  • Lead global financial governance forums with key senior stakeholders.
  • Design and oversee plan to ensure that the team adheres to the period close timetable and meets all periodic close deadlines.
  • Lead the implementation of changes in financial processes and controls across the entire community, as instructed by Head of Portfolio Services.
  • Drive reporting requirements to enable informed senior management decisions based on accurate and timely data.
  • Collaborate effectively with key decision makers on financial planning and its inherent risks, issues and opportunities
  • Innovate to optimise financial processes and compiling reports
  • Lead team responsible for the production and reporting of financial data processing and analysis and driving process efficiency within the governance framework.
  • Continuously assess training needs around financials and address through appropriate mediums and forums, ensuring guidance documents and templates are up to date.
  • Actively seek to minimise variances across the portfolio and drive accurate forecasting by regular communication with portfolio and project leads.
  • Actively drive collaboration across various stakeholders from a demand, resourcing and financial perspective.
  • Establish reputation as a Finance expert in related area of expertise, using extensive knowledge in markets and products of specialisation


Customers / Stakeholders:

  • Provides key inputs in the delivery of highly complex and business critical change effort in accordance with industry best practices and methodologies
  • Provides timely updates for the Global/Regional/Business/Functions
  • Proactively monitors areas of financial risks and provide recommendation to mitigate them.
  • Promotes adherence to Group standard financial governance and use of defined tools for processes and controls.
  • Ensures the effective communication of governance and processes pertaining to financial management to impacted stakeholders including, budgeting and forecasting etc.
  • Ensures key learning's are captured and feeds these back into the business to improve methodologies and share best practice

Leadership & Teamwork:

  • Acts as inspirational role model for colleagues and line managers and contributes to developing its leadership talent and resourcing strategies.
  • Maintain regular dialogue with Global / Regional Leadership teams in support of best practice initiatives and developments that will establish and maintain energised work environments.
  • Proactively enhance, drive and execute guidelines that ensure that all programmes/projects are implemented in a manner that will ensure customer value, maximised revenues, and cost savings.

Operational Effectiveness & Control:

  • Maximise success in achieving its goals by improving the Project and Programme Management elements of the business environment including; AOP targets; Customer satisfaction goals; Risk and control management; Governance; Regulatory standards
  • Lead the implementation of changes in financial processes and controls across the entire community, as instructed by Head of Portfolio Services.

Certifications, Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA) or accounting education at degree level from a reputable institution with full understanding and working knowledge of forecasting of Cash, P&L, capitalisation processes and accruals/prepayments
  • Proven experience of managing monthly forecasting of $50M+ in an IT department of a large, global corporation
  • Excellent stakeholder management
  • Excellent understanding of common project management terms and concepts
  • Organised and structured way of working
  • Change Management experience

If you have the above skills please submit your CV in the first instance.