Business Finance Consultant

The strength of our client’s relationships, as well as the depth and breadth of our skills, puts them at the heart of some of the most ambitious programmes undertaken in these industries. They are working with some of the largest and highest profile organisations, helping them to solve their most complex and challenging issues.

Ref: ZR_6080_JOB  ·  Posted on 17 March 2021

Introduction

The strength of our client’s relationships, as well as the depth and breadth of our skills, puts them at the heart of some of the most ambitious programmes undertaken in these industries. They are working with some of the largest and highest profile organisations, helping them to solve their most complex and challenging issues. Our clients pioneers in Digital Finance and are helping our clients to explore the art of the possible in building the new capabilities required to operate successfully in a digital world

Key responsibilities
  • Performance Management: Helping clients to integrate planning and performance, connecting Finance with the operations of the business and shifting the dialogue from reviewing past performance to actively influencing the future. We focus on Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting and Digital Information Management & Reporting.
  • Decision Support: Using data, modelling and analytics to support strategic, commercial and financial analysis, enabling our clients to articulate the case for large-scale multi-million or multi-billion pound investments that deliver value for money change. In an environment where transparency is king, we deliver robust business cases, benefits realisation plans and sustainable cost reduction and profit improvement.
  • Insights: Bridging core performance management and business partnering in Finance, through establishing Finance Insights in our clients. We focus on growth performance analytics and FP&A operating model, working closely with the Performance Management team in areas of planning and reporting.
Skills & experience
  • Performing detailed financial analysis to support Business Case development and benefits realisation;
  • Strategic options analysis and evaluation: working with clients to understand and evaluate strategic options ahead of key investment decisions;
  • Designing, building, and implementing components of Finance organisations e.g. organisation design, defining best practice Finance processes;
  • Defining elements of the Target Operating Model for Finance i.e. identifying the future role of Finance, and understanding how it will deliver services to the business in terms of process, technology, people and organisation;
  • Helping Finance navigate the opportunities and challenges brought about by digital disruption and next generation finance technologies;
  • Building and maintaining client relationships to support and lead the sales process;
  • Supporting the management of the engagement lifecycle.

The client would like to see the following Professional Skills and Experience:

  • Professional Finance qualification, such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA;
  • Experience working with clients from the DSHA industries;
  • Knowledge and skills relating to Financial Planning and Budgeting, Business Case Development, Cost Modelling, Process Improvement;
  • Experience working in or with a Finance function, including the delivery of change projects in Finance, such as finance operating model, financial processes design/ standardisation, cost management, finance organisation design and technology implementation;
  • Understanding of the business and technology trends impacting Finance functions.
  • Competent in MS Office skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proven ability to lead, manage and work effectively in teams.
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.
  • Consistently high quality personal and professional standards.
Additional benefits
  • Holidays, starting at 25 days a year
  • A flexible contributory pension arrangement with matching contributions
  • Life assurance of six times your core salary (up to a maximum of six times the Earnings Cap, in force at date of death)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Mobile phone is not fully funded but you can claim on expenses for business use.
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