Finance Assistant to Finance Business Partner - The Shard
£11 - 16.81 paye Hours: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm A 5 month contract, working within The Shard London Bridge, for a Finance Assistant with experience working closely with the Financial Business Partner. Role Responsibilities The role reports to the Finance Business Partner, Projects and is part of the Engineering Services Regions finance team. The role is extremely commercially focused, supporting Project Business Directors, operations and business development teams. Main Duties: Working with FSS to ensure timely and accurate completion of monthly management accounts ensuring integrity, accuracy, consistency and providing clear visibility of the financial health of the business unit. Supporting FBP lead in the accurate accounting on accrued and deferred income and costs on a monthly basis, with clear visibility and communication to the business on non-current debt. Understanding and challenging current business practice, identifying and implementing initiatives to improve process and deliver business growth objectives. Partnering with the business leads to prepare full annual operating plans and periodic forecasts. Support business development/sales teams to identify, track, review and financially appraise the potential sales pipeline within the area. Close working relationship with FSS to ensure accurate and timely applications for billing and driving improvements in the working capital. Being pro-active in identifying and implementing added value opportunities. Responsibility for managing the WIP process on projects which remain managed in house. Detailed financial analysis and presentation of financial information to support decision making. Ad hoc analysis and presentation of complex financial information in response to senior management requests. Support operations teams with cost management of project costs. Identify and drive financial efficiency ensuring the correct allocation of the business resources. Provide objective challenge to the project's performance and plans. Provide forward looking insight utilising experience of the past and utilising financial and business skills. Undertake project profitability analysis, providing insight to Operations on opportunities and risks. Develop business cases and support the bid process for new business. Support business adherence to group financial governance processes. Person Specification: ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CIPFA part qualified; newly qualified or qualified through experience, ideally with 3 years commercial experience. Advanced Excel skills (V look ups, Pivot tables, formulas etc) Influential and motivational leadership capability. Experience of working in a fast-paced environment and ability to prioritise a changing workload and use initiative. Strong performance management skills. Good communication skills with the ability to present complex financial information. Effective at operating in a matrix environment. High level of integrity with a commitment to embedding a strong governance culture. Previous business partnering experience and knowledge of the sales pipeline/bid process would be advantageous. A hardworking individual with lots of energy, who can deliver high quality work to tight reporting deadlines and demonstrate desire to progress within the company. Able to produce concise and informative reporting under tight deadlines. We have long and established relationship with all clients and feel this role would provide an excellent opportunity to the right candidate. For details on this or any other role please contact Louise Beach on / Resourcing Group acts as both an employment agency and an employment business Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.