Finance Support Team Manager

Job Title: Finance Support Team Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cardiff
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 16/05/2019
Reference: 14017124/001_1558447341
Contact Name: Harriet Taylor
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 21, 2019 15:02

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 team
  • Becoming a designated point of contact for the Consulting group
  • Building effective relationships both with your clients and the wider ESS communit
  • Manage a team of team leaders and associated team
  • Deputising for your line manager as require
  • 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 function
  • Supporting with the design and implementation of continual improvements and team development
  • Having a strong understanding of project controller and processes
  • Supporting Consulting business units with the delivery of project financial support and practice management related administrative tasks
  • Working effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution
  • Support transactional activities for functions based in London and Belfast
  • Quality assurance review of Consulting team member outputs
  • Ensuring compliance and contractual requirements are met and maintained throughout the duration of client engagements


  • Demonstrable experience of managing a team in financial or accounting support functions
  • Experience of managing a team preferably working within a shared or global business service for a professional services organisation
  • Strong financial acumen and analytical skills, able to understand and interpret financial data, recommending financial changes and adjustments
  • Experience in ensuring that service delivery standards, controls and effectiveness are maintained at the highest level
  • Able to advise and guide customers, leaders and peers towards effective outcomes through insightful data analysis and 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 audiences
    • Comfortable with ambiguity, flexible and adaptable to changing business needs

    • Able to work well under pressure and manage customer expectations

    • 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 firm

    • Passionate about listening to, developing and leading people

    • 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
  • Health care
  • Competitive Holidays
  • Study support available for those not qualified and looking to complete.