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Finance Manager – Audit AWM

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About the Role An opportunity has arisen for a Finance Manager working for Internal Finance, providing decision support and solutions on technical and commercial financial issues. The role will be supporting the Assurance Asset and Wealth Management (“AWM”) business unit and is located in the More London office in London. The individual will report to the Finance Leader and work in a team of 4 people. Our London based AWM business is budgeted to generate annual revenues of c.£100m and employs over 600 partners and staff. The Finance Manager will work in close partnership with the Finance Leader, the two other junior members of the Finance Team and Business Unit Leadership in providing commercial business unit decision support. The Finance Manager will have the opportunity to develop the skill-set required for future progression, if desired. Responsibilities Business strategy & strategic planning • You will be working closely with the Finance Leader to provide input into the preparation of the financial aspects of the business plan. • Support the Finance Leader, working closely with the Business Unit Leadership, other members of the AWM Audit Finance Team and other functional representatives to provide input into the preparation of the financial aspects of both the current and longer term business plan. Helps identify, develop an prioritise delivery of the firm’s strategic and operational financial objectives within the business unit. Budgeting & forecasting • Responsible for preparation of the business unit annual budget and forecasts in line with centrally defined guidelines, liaising with and gathering input from all appropriate sources across the business unit, applying market, industry and firm knowledge for Finance Leader review. Performance management & improvement • Responsible for drafting the interpretation of the monthly financial results and provision of insightful commentary to the Finance Leader. Able to interpret and communicate results of business performance. • Employs strong business analysis skills to identify underlying business issues from financial data and trends. Proposes and discusses actions with the Finance Leader and supports implementation to address areas of poor performance. • Responsible for understanding and monitoring working capital position and influencing the business to improve. • Supporting the Finance Leader in analysing key metrics and seeking profit/margin improvement opportunities. • Supporting the Finance Leader in the implementation of One Firm or LoS specific financial performance improvement initiatives. • Offering pricing support to non priority client proposals / local business unit engagements. • Providing input to financial awareness training to client facing staff. • Dealing with queries from internal and external audit teams. Financial control & compliance • Works in close partnership with the Financial Control centre of excellence to encourage a culture of strong financial discipline and adoption of One Firm financial policies and procedures within the business unit. • Reviews completion of controls work performed by Financial Control/Finance Executive and follows up any exceptions accordingly, identifying and escalating any significant issues. • Ensuring local financial risk knowledge is shared with the Financial Control centre of excellence. • Analysis and understanding of directly controllable business unit costs • Ensuring local intelligence is gathered and communicated to the FC centre of excellence in line with agreed guidelines People Management Acting as the number two in a team of four finance staff, the individual will have plenty of opportunity to coach and lead the two junior members of the team. More specifically : • Personal development • Supporting the development of the wider finance community • Builds and maintains a high performing, motivated and well networked local finance team Requirements • Commercially minded with a deep business understanding • Proactive and takes personal responsibility for delivering tasks from start to finish in a timely manner • Action orientated, with a focus on continuous improvement in all areas of their work. • Demonstrates high energy and productivity, and able to deliver quality results with a challenging but positive and influencing style. • A strong relationship builder with a reputation for integrity and evoking trust and openness in Partners, colleagues and team members alike. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Committed to developing mutually supportive relationships with the wider Finance team and able to effectively utilise the expertise available. Recognises the importance of interacting and networking with peers to ensure an open and steady flow of information. • Takes responsibility for personal development • ACCA/ACA/CIMA qualified • Actively contributes to the development of OneFinance and pro-actively develops OneFinance core skills (as set out in the OneFinance capability framework) Not the role for you? Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work (ie temporary or day rate contracting)? 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. Learn more here: Diversity Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion. 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 because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

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