Finance Manager

Ref: ZR_6583_JOB  ·  Posted on 15 November 2021


Our client is an industry leader in all aspects of IT, computer network operations and cyber security and is at the forefront of the challenge to find innovative solutions that can effectively defend networks and offer protection across the entire cyber domain.

Key responsibilities
  • Lead and manage the Defence OU BM team to deliver a professional, effective and value-add service to the highest standards and develop a flow of finance talent into the business
  • Accountable for effective collaboration with all areas of the Operating Unit, maintaining Project Finance engagement and delivery with both the current and future landscapes in mind
  • Partner with the DOU leadership team, delivering effective, accurate and timely management information and analysis to directly influence Programme and wider business decisions
  • Fulfil Internal and Customer reporting requirements, including the Forecast, AOP (Annual Operation Plan), PMR (Programme Management Review) and contractual customer reporting
  • Lead and control all project schedules, Earned Value Management (EVM), KPIs and cost report deliverables for the BM team
  • Ensure that accounting for each contract within the portfolio is compliant with GAAP and company policy
  • Work closely with the Business Manager on the annual Questionnaire on Method of Cost Allocation (QMAC) and be the main contact with MoD audit
  • Partner the DOU Director to deliver the AOP, building strategic business plans supporting growth within the Operating Unit and managing opportunities and sensitivities for both current and strategic planning
  • Be the main contact for all new DOU accounts/frameworks and oversee all new pricing requirements
  • Assist with co-ordination of cEAC processes, making sure all projects are reviewed regularly
  • Manage the resourcing of all programme finance requirements, aligning and optimising the team’s capability to deliver on time and produce solutions that anticipate future requirements and solve existing problems
  • Maintain full awareness of and monitor DOU invoicing and cash positions, unbilled balances, backlog and de-booking requirements, working with the teams to ensure the status of each is at acceptable levels
  • Ensure the team work collaboratively with the wider Accounting, Commercial and Programme teams
  • Lead and participate in process review and continuous improvement activities
  • Engage with internal and external Auditors as required
  • Create and deliver presentations that present relevant information clearly to stakeholders at all levels of the organisation and across a diverse audience range
  • Deputise for the Business Manager and lead on activities as required
  • Undertake any other reasonable task as requested
Skills & experience
  • Excellent analytical skills, with a keen attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of Earned Value Management and an ability to translate the data into meaningful management information
  • Familiarity with the UK MoD single source contracting environment
  • Adept at problem-solving, able to develop solutions to a variety of very complex problems
  • Proficient numerical skills, with advanced Microsoft Excel competency
  • Proactive team worker , equally self-motivated and able to work autonomously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to engage effectively with all audiences/stakeholders
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Competent in PowerPoint and face-to-face presentation delivery
  • Understand/have an awareness of different contracting models and any financial differences between them
  • Highly-organised, adept at workload management, prioritising appropriately to meet deadlines
  • Strong customer orientation
  • An engaging and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Commercially-aware
  • Able to communicate both favourable and adverse messages to the business

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.


Additional benefits
  • Up to 8% employer pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Dental Cover
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee referral scheme
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