Finance Support Team Leader

Job Title: Finance Support Team Leader
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cardiff
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 16/05/2019
Reference: 14017118/001_1558439062
Contact Name: Harriet Taylor
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 21, 2019 12:44

Job Description

  • Responsibility for delivering a comprehensive range of project financial and financial system (SAP) tasks
  • Responsible for oversight of your team and supporting team members with the completion of their tasks

Client Details

FTSE 100 reputable organisation with multiple strands to their business. This is a new department for South Wales.


  • Responsible for allocation of projects, performance management and development of the supporting team members.
  • Building effective relationships both with your clients and in the wider community.
  • Deputising for your line manager as required.
    • Co-ordination and undertaking of team and individual performance management, talent development and 1-2-1s of your assigned team.

    • Mentoring and coaching those on your team and the wider team

    • Supporting management with the design and implementation of continual improvements and team developments

    • Having a strong understanding of project controller processes

    • Financial management for simple projects and/or a portfolio of projects including chasing for outstanding client invoices

    • Quality review of Consulting team member outputs

    • Supporting in the creation of WBS codes for new client projects, completing necessary procedures and set up of new engagement/client records in SAP

    • Updating internal systems with relevant client project information

    • Ensuring compliance and contractual requirements are met and maintained throughout the duration of client engagements

    • Calculating client billing amounts, performing financial analysis and producing a variety of reports using Microsoft Office tools

    • Providing engagement financial support to consulting engagement managers and project controller groups

    • Organising and taking meeting minutes and producing meeting agendas

  • Completing engagement close down procedures, such as producing final bills and archiving


  • Demonstrable experience working in a financial or accounting support role
  • Experience of managing and developing a team preferably within a shared or global business service function for a professional services organisation
  • Strong financial acumen and analytical skills, able to understand and interpret financial data, recommending actions and adjustments
    • Able to advise and guide customers, leaders and peers towards effective outcomes through insightful data analysis and the generation of creative ideas
    • Able to work and report to all levels of seniority, with the ability to prioritise and deliver against SLAs/KPIs to tight deadlines without direct supervision

    • Sophisticated communicator, able to listen, adapt and flex according to different styles and audience

    • Comfortable with ambiguity, flexible and adaptable to changing business needs

    • Able to work well under pressure and manage customer expectations while ensuring that service delivery standards are maintained at the highest level

    • Able to use own initiative, be proactive and able to identify appropriate solutions to problems

    • Able to collaborate effectively and be able to share knowledge and experience with colleagues and leaders across the fir

    • Advanced ability with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint (training will be provided depending on your level of competency)

    • Desirable qualifications to include part or fully qualified AAT, CIMA or ACCA practitioners

Job Offer

The full time permanent position offers a competitive salary with:

  • Competitive Pension
  • Healthcare
  • Competitive Holidays
  • Study support available for those not qualified and looking to complete.