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Senior Finance Manager

  • Salary: £375 - £425 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Financial Controller / Manager
  • Date posted: 15/11/2017
  • Job reference: J377195A

My client, a well-known Telecommunications company based in Central London, is currently seeking a Senior Finance Manager to join them on a 6 month contract.

Reporting to the Head of Financial Reporting, this role will provide finance business support at a group level and management of the month end process and Internal and External Reporting.

You should ideally be available immediately or on a maximum of 2 weeks' notice.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities;

Month end reporting / Year end reporting

  • Ensure that the finance team tracker is maintained in such a way that the predicted results are clearly understood throughout the month end process.
  • Manage reconciliation process for the fiscal and management accounts
  • To sign off results (both P&L and Balance sheet)
  • To be the liaison with Group finance in relation to month end activities
  • Ensure the satisfaction of both internal and external audit.
  • Support Global Controller

Business Partnering

  • Central and global special projects and ad hoc requests
  • Provide a link from P&L to working capital and cash
  • Be the liaison point between the all central teams - Actual, working capital, cash, capex etc.
  • Attend management meetings, making a key contribution through the development of financial awareness, championing profit and cash flow optimisation and cost leadership
  • To assist in identifying and implementing system or process improvements that will facilitate the more efficient and effective use of information throughout BT.

Manage Internal Reporting and Support External Reporting

  • Produce monthly reporting including flash, final results pack, management and regional Results packs
  • Manage FX reporting both YoY and actual to budget
  • Provide FX modelling
  • Provide vital support and insight on month end financial and operational reporting.
  • Provide a link from P&L to working capital and forecasting.
  • Support the delivery of key quarterly external reporting.
  • Working with Group in the preparation of materials for quarterly press release and the Annual Report

Knowledge and Experience;

  • Self-starter, able to hit the ground running
  • Proven ability to operate and develop senior level relationships in the finance and operational teams
  • Able to build and maintain relationships at the most senior levels
  • Strong analytical capabilities to identify and drive opportunities
  • Exceptional presentation, communication and influencing skills to ensure strong stakeholder management
  • Successfully maintain control regimes for Month End and successfully pass internal and external audits
  • Familiarity with the complexities and subtleties of working, managing and consolidating across borders

Education and other Experience;

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified, ideally from a Top10 practice background
  • Degree educated in a relevant subject (accounting and finance etc)
  • The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years post qual experience
  • A minimum of 2 years industry experience, within large, complex global businesses, working at a group level
  • A strong finance and analytical background, with both technical and commercial experience
  • Telco industry experience is desirable
  • Working knowledge of Oracle, HFM (Hyperion) with advanced Excel and Powerpoint skills