Business Decision Support - Finance Associate – 6 month FTC
Who we are looking for
An opportunity has arisen for a London based Finance Associate working for internal finance providing decision support and solutions on technical and commercial financial issues. The role will be supporting a business in the FS and Deals Tax team based in More London, within the Tax practice. They will report to the Finance Manager/Leader and work in a team of 300 people. The role will be for 6 months as maternity leave cover.
About the role
As a Finance Associate the individual should have a basic understanding of business, technical, analytical and possess commercial skills and be able to apply their knowledge to provide support to the Finance Manager/Leader 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 Associate will play a key role in supporting the Finance Manager/Leader in the following areas:
Financial control and compliance
Building relationships and sharing knowledge
Providing data input into forecasting and budgeting
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
A strong relationship builder who builds trust in their key stakeholders
Good written and verbal communication skills
Takes responsibility for their own personal development
Basic to intermediate excel
Opportunity for working from home? (Occasionally)
Amount of time client based (0%)
Opportunity for job sharing? (No)
Need to travel/overnight stays away from home (No)
Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? (No)
Amount of time PwC office based (100%)
Maternity leave cover – expected to be a 6 month period
The leadership and relationship skills we look for in future employees
Networking and relationships
Build and maintain strong relationships within other operational functions, shares knowledge and challenges data integrity. Makes themselves known as a point of contact. Owns relationships with staff and demonstrates business acumen by proactively sharing knowledge for business improvement. Works closely on a regular basis and works collaboratively during critical times such as annual budgets.
Demonstrate impact during meetings whilst actively listening and flexing style to deliver desired results. Suggest improvements and helps drive agendas forward. Is a problem solver and identifies areas for developing deeper relationships. Are seen as the go to person in their business unit. Good at sharing knowledge mentoring or coaching and acting a good role model.
Be curious at all times with thirst for wider business knowledge. Builds relationships within their business unit and the wider firm. Strong engagement in peer group, inquisitive about wider issues, takes an interest in discussions/topics. Proactively explores opportunities to be involved in wider projects.