Senior Finance Manager - Risk, Governance, Compliance - LONDON

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    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £400 - £500 per day

  • Contact:

    Jack Webster

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

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Senior Finance Manager - Commercial risk, Governance, Compliance - LONDON

Senior Finance Manager - Commercial risk, Governance, Compliance - LONDON

The work location is in Paddington, LONDON and is a 3 months contract.

The pay rate on offer is between £400 - £450 per day.

The role is working for a well-established, multi-national retailer and specialises in clothing, home and luxury product.


Key accountabilities

Maintain the control framework and deliver the associated plans. Specifically:

  • Chair the monthly Commercial Control Board, which effectively works through audit actions and control improvements across the Commercial team, e.g. across Supplier Contractual Terms, Commercial Accounting. This is a key focal point of the role and adds to the commercial nature of it
  • Develop and maintain an approach to controls testing across core finance processes
  • Lead the completion of core process reviews identifying significant financial risks and associated control activities
  • Document "as is" accounting, process and controls by working with process owners and IT colleagues
  • Document, track and agree changes to process and controls to remediate control weaknesses with key stakeholders
  • Document the "to be" accounting, process and controls; and train people to operate "to be" controls
  • Perform ongoing controls testing and monitoring of finance controls
  • Communicate and report the findings from testing to senior Finance and Business stakeholders as required
  • Monitor and drive the completion of any remediation arising from the process reviews and subsequent testing
  • Support the delivery of a roadmap of continuous improvement for the BSC and wider finance to support the efficiency of finance processes and automation of the control environment
  • Leverage the use of data analytics procedures and techniques where possible to increase testing efficiency
  • Maintain the framework and Controls Portal
  • Develop and deliver relevant training for control owners and operators
  • Support Finance stakeholders with ad-hoc process and controls queries
  • Align control activities with wider business priorities. Specifically:

Key skills

  • Experienced Chartered Accountant (ACMA, ACA, ACCA)
  • Internal Audit experience, specifically controls testing & design
  • Experience in use of data analytics techniques
  • Shared services experience
  • Influencing and Leadership skills
  • Programme management skills
  • Finance Systems exposure
  • Self-starter who possesses the ability and drive to operate independently
  • Comfortable operating outside a defined role remit or profile
  • High cultural awareness
  • Tenacious, consistently maintaining integrity and a sense of professionalism
  • Structured and logical problem solver
  • Effective manager of stakeholders