Financial Control is currently looking to recruit an experienced finance manager for a 12 month project role. The objective of the role is to design and implement a robust financial control framework for financially managing EMEA-wide initiatives that are being funded jointly by PwC EMEA network firms. This includes designing, implementing and operating EMEA-wide data collection procedures, financial reporting to the EMEA Leadership Team (‘ELT’) and supporting various UK-based teams participating in EMEA cost sharing agreements.
Scope of responsibility and range of impactThe individual will be responsible for:
Supporting the ELT in considering business cases for funding new initiatives cross-EMEA.
For ELT-approved initiatives, designing, implementing and operating financial control procedures for collating cost and return-on-investment information from across 32 EMEA territories, including:
- budgeting, forecasting and quarterly reporting;
Leading the reporting of this information to senior territory partners and the ELT, including insights and recommendations to make this reporting more effective.
For large EMEA-wide initiatives led from the UK, supporting participating EMEA territories by leading best practice in:
- the tracking/recording of costs and revenues;
Designing, implementing and operating the year-end funding settlement process, including calculating and agreeing the costs to be borne by each territory and overseeing the year-end settlement process.
Continuously transforming the above processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness
Essential skills and experienceTechnical capabilitiesA relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with relevant experience in a manager role.
Demonstrable expertise in:
- financial process best practice and associated controls;
Experience managing projects of varying size and complexity, communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders.
Strong planning and organisational skills, as well as excellent attention to detail.
Whole leadershipAbility to lead others through uncertainty, demonstrating personal resilience.
Ability to understand the root cause of issues and identify the right course of action to correct them.
Strong influencing skills and the confidence to challenge senior stakeholders where appropriate.
Strong team player with the versatility to work effectively in a matrix organisation structure and the ability to manage upwards.
Business acumenExperience in using innovative technical solutions to solve problems.
Commercial acumen and pragmatism.
Global acumenExperience in understanding the interconnectivity of projects, on a local and global level.
RelationshipsStrong communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to build and sustain strong relationships with colleagues and lead firmwide teams of mixed grade and experience.
Ability to manage and develop colleagues at all levels, providing support and training where necessary.
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