IFS, Finance Manager - Deals

Job Title: IFS, Finance Manager - Deals
Location: London
Reference: 36409BR
Contact Name: PwCRecruiting Team
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Job Published: June 11, 2019 19:03

Job Description

About the team:

Our Finance Business teams are an integral part of the internal Finance function. They align to business units and work closely with the business unit’s leadership teams to help drive business performance. They provide a platform to support well-informed and high quality financial decision making.

The Finance Business team provide objective financial advice and opinions that positively impact the future choices of a business unit. They identify and drive financial improvements whether through pricing, efficiency, resource allocation or cost management. They prepare financial plans, targets, budgets and forecasts for the business unit and report on financial and non-financial performance against these.

Who we are looking for:

An opportunity has arisen for a Manager to provide support across the Deals business units and will report to a Senior Manager. You will work across a team of c30 finance professionals providing advice to client facing professionals in line with PwC policies and accounting standards.

The individual should have:

  • Previous experience in a business decision role

  • Strong technical and commercial skills

  • Strong influencing skills with the confidence to challenge management where appropriate

  • Evidence of building and sustaining strong relationships with senior stakeholders

  • Experience of Business Intelligence software such as Tableau, Qlik or PowerBI

  • Ability to work with various systems and databases

  • Experience of delivering solutions, from the scoping phase through to embedding processes and outputs

  • A relevant finance qualification such as CIMA or ACCA preferred, but not essential

About the role:

The Deals business consists of four business units with an annual turnover of c£600m. The business units cover a variety of products and services involving large high profile engagements with c170 Partners and 2,000 staff. It is one of the fastest growing areas in PwC both within the UK and globally.

The Finance Manager will play a key role in the design and implementation of initiatives, working alongside or within one of the Deals business units to collate and analyse information and trends; providing solutions to financial and commercial issues. The individual will have ownership of month end reporting including interpretation of both financial and non-financial information; flagging areas of concern.

A key role will be to interact and liaise with the business unit operations teams to collate and analyse information, consolidating this and presenting insightful interpretation that will inform decision making.

The individual will work in collaboration with other finance departments, developing a network of key finance contacts across the PwC. The Finance Manager will have the opportunity to build strong relationships; developing new skills.

The Finance Manager will play a key role in the following areas:
  • Business strategy and planning

  • Budgeting and forecasting

  • Performance management and improvement

  • Financial control and compliance

  • Coaching and development of others

  • Commercially minded with a deep business understanding

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with good attention to detail

  • Action orientated and a self-starter

  • Focused on continuous improvement in all areas of their work

  • A strong relationship builder who builds trust in their key stakeholders

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Intermediate to advanced excel

  • Comprehensive understanding of the Firm’s financial reporting systems

Internal firm services

In order to deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. Internal firm services is a network of specialist support professionals and includes marketing, recruitment, human capital, finance, technology, learning and development, procurement, to name but a few. Each team plays a vital role in making sure we have all the right resources, services and technology across our business.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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