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Finance Manager - Business Solutions Business Partnering - 12m FTC

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Closing date
28 Mar 2024

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Accounting - practice
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Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Are you a finance professional looking for an exciting opportunity to join a high-performing internal finance team? We are seeking an experienced Manager to join the Business Solutions Business Partnering team at PwC on a 12-month Secondment or Fixed-Term Contract basis.

About Us:

PwC's Business Partnering teams work hand-in-hand with our employees across the business, informing our leaders on the key decisions that drive the business forward, and shape their engagements. We entrust our Business Partnering teams to be proactive and honest, to build relationships and influence, to understand, challenge, and hold a mirror to the business, and to translate the numbers into a business story.

Our Finance team has a unique opportunity for an experienced Manager to join the Business Solutions Business Partnering (BSBP) team. BSBP provides decision support services to the central functions, which have a combined cost base of c. £0.7bn. Areas include Real Estate and Facilities Management, Technology, People Function, Risk, Finance and Sales and Marketing.

About the Role:

The Business Solutions Business Partnering team is strongly aligned to the firmwide PwC strategy of leveraging technology (assets and capability) to make a difference in solving our clients' most important problems and achieving better commercial outcomes. As a Manager, you will report to a Finance Leader (Senior Manager) and have an opportunity to gain commercial insight into firmwide support costs and a shared service business model.

The main responsibilities which the candidate can expect to gain experience in, include:

Business strategy and planning:
  • Use business insights and detailed analysis to provide support and guidance on P&L management to both the Function and Finance Leads
  • Own and lead a defined part of the business structure, acting as the first point of contact for the component parts of that business
  • Provide ad hoc support to the Finance Leader by sourcing and providing quality analysis of information
  • Provide depth of insight to the relevant Function Leadership team, enabling key strategic decision making
  • Ownership of cost analysis and forecasting
  • Provide additional insight to the key Management Information (MI) in existence, as well as supporting the development of new MI by understanding the business needs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the business issues and apply market, industry, and firm knowledge
  • Provide performance improvement advice to the business, offering commercial insight

Budgeting and forecasting:
  • Work with both the Function and Finance Leaders in preparing budgets, plans, and forecasts
  • Deliver forward-looking and insight-driven reporting for the business, providing forward-looking commentary to help plan, prepare, and manage future performance

Performance management and commercial oriented solutions:
  • Provide interpretation of the monthly financial results and commentary to the Finance Leader/Business Area leadership
  • Monitor areas of financial performance against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), escalating issues where management action is required, with supporting analysis

Financial control and compliance:
  • Provide relevant Financial Control expertise to ensure accounting standards are achieved throughout the business area
  • Provide local financial risk knowledge and support the Financial Control Lead with complex queries that require local business insight
  • Support the quarter and year-end audit deliverable processes

About You:

As a Manager within the Business Partnering Team, you will be the team's first port of call for general Finance and business decision support. You will closely collaborate with the Finance Leader and the rest of the Finance team. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to build working relationships with other Business Partnering teams, the Finance Directors, business leaders, and PwC's Centres of Excellence.

Essential skills:
  • A relevant finance qualification such as CA, ACA, CIMA, or ACCA
  • Commercially minded with a deep business understanding
  • Able to demonstrate the application of accounting standards
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with good attention to detail
  • Action-oriented and a self-starter
  • Focused on continuous improvement in all areas of work
  • A strong relationship builder who builds trust with key stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Technology-enabled mindset and able to identify and drive change through technology adoption
  • A good working knowledge of Alteryx and/or PowerBI would be an advantage

If you are a talented finance professional with a passion for driving business performance and supporting growth, we want to hear from you. Join our collaborative and innovative team and be part of a company that values your expertise and supports your professional development.


Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

Stay safe and stay connected in this rapidly changing world.


Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.


The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.


What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.



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