Finance Senior Associate
An opportunity has arisen for a Belfast based experienced Finance Senior Associate (“SA”) working for internal finance providing decision support and solutions on technical and commercial financial issues. The role supports PwC Northern Ireland, working across 4 Lines of Service – Assurance, Tax, Deals & Consulting. They will report to the Finance Manager and work in a small team.
Main areas of responsibility
As a Finance Senior Associate the individual should be able to demonstrate and develop an understanding of the business they work in and be able to apply technical, analytical and commercial skills to provide support to the Finance Manager/Senior Manager and client facing teams. The individual should be enthusiastic to learn, able to prioritise, confident to communicate in both verbal and written forms and be a strong relationship builder.
The Finance SA will play a key role in supporting both the Finance Manager & Senior Manager in the following areas:
Performance management & improvement
Collating information and providing input into the monthly financial results and commentary.
Monitoring areas of financial performance against Key Performance Indicators, escalating issues where management action is required, with supporting analysis.
Understanding and monitoring working capital position and influencing the Business Units to improve.
Supporting the Finance Manager/Senior Manager in the implementation of OneFirm specific financial performance improvement initiatives.
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
Providing support for budgeting & forecasting
Opportunity for working from home? No
Amount of time client based (%) 0%
Opportunity for job sharing? No
Need to travel/overnight stays away from home? Occasionally
Amount of time PwC office based (%) 100%
Previous experience working in a finance function essential
Qualified or part qualified accountant
Ability to prioritise workload, ask questions and promote financial best practice
Action orientated and enthusiastic to take on new tasks
Focused on continuous improvement and learning in all areas of their work
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy and diligence
Excellent interpersonal skills and confidence when interacting with others
A strong relationship builder who builds trust in their key stakeholders
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Takes responsibility for their own personal development
High level of Excel proficiency and knowledge of reporting tools