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Finance Manager (Central Services) vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HC10948
Job location:
Central services
Reading
Reading
RG1 8BW
Job contract type:
Permanent
Job closing date:
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 23:59

Job Summary

The role will involve developing strong working relationships with the Divisional Directors and Heads of Department across the relevant central service units and support the central finance team.

Responsible To

Financial Controller

Key Responsibilities

• Management reporting for the central service departments including preparation of financial and non-financial information along with detailed commentaries.
• Manage quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting process for the central service departments, including extensive discussions with support staff and co-ordination with central, group and service line finance teams.
• Ownership of management information, deep understanding of activities and drivers
• Ongoing identification & communication of risks & opportunities through general interactions with colleagues, ad-hoc scenario analyses of commercial opportunities etc
• Ensuring management, implementation and compliance with financial control policies and processes across the departments
• Understanding of key commercial terms within core service contracts.
• Work with Heads of Department and Divisional Directors with looking at and financially appraising new divisional contracts, including preparing necessary sign-off models/briefing papers and board approval submissions.
• Controlling and management of recharge allocation models to charge service lines for agreed people and non-people costs. Provide insightful analysis of this versus budget, removing the complexity to ensure service lines understand what they are being charged (mainly support staff and IT costs).
• Ad hoc reporting and provision of data to external bodies and internal stakeholders

Skills & Experience

• Qualified accountant – 2 years PQE
• Excellent analytical and financial modelling skills
• Demonstrable evidence of predictive and forecast modelling, planning and assisting with strategy
• Strong academic qualifications
• 1-2 years similar experience
• Financial analyst experience
• Strong commercial experience and ability to influence colleagues decisions
• Proven track record of creating and managing budget processes, along with cost allocation models
• High competence in relation to usual Microsoft applications e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint
• Ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation complex messages clearly

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