FBDS Finance Manager
Internal Finance currently has an opportunity for a Manager in the Functions Business Decision Support (FBDS) team. FBDS provides decision-support services to the central functions, which have a combined cost base of £0.5bn and include Real Estate and Facilities Management, IT, Human Capital People teams, Sales and Marketing Team, Risk and Quality, Finance and UK based Global Functions. The successful applicant will be responsible for financial management of one or more of the functional areas. This includes providing finance decision-support to the leadership team for the function. The role provides an opportunity to gain commercial insight into firmwide support costs and a shared service business model. The successful applicant will report to the Deputy Finance Leader for the function.
Internal Finance is led by the PwC Finance Partner and employs c.330 finance professionals who provide the following services across PwC: Financial accounting and control, management information, decision support, treasury, tax support and finance transaction processing.
Ad hoc financial accounting advice, as required
Budgeting and forecasting, including:
1. Planning i.e. scheduling, client communications, determining key assumptions
2. Reviewing and challenging submissions
3. Assisting in the preparation of budget packs for presentation to
Functional and Internal Finance leadership
Providing financial guidance, accounting support and regular and ad hoc management information to Functional and Internal Finance leadership
Development of and ensuring compliance with financial and operating procedures
Preparation of value-added financial analysis and commentary for your function, including explanations for major variances.
Contributing to the wider Functions BDS team through cluster/team meetings.
The following skills are required for this role:
Essential skills needed for the role:
A qualified accountant with experience at manager level in a similar role.
A clear personal pride for delivering high quality services to clients, including the ability to consistently manage their expectations and anticipate their needs.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and influencing skills. ‘Presence’ and authority with the ability and confidence to challenge management where necessary and to work alongside management in a business partnering capacity.
Strong interpersonal, people management and team working skills, including presentation skills.
Strong accounting and analytical skills and commercial awareness are essential. The ability to prepare and interpret financial information, isolate the core messages and communicate them effectively to both finance and non-finance specialists.
Strong organisational skills, including multi-tasking and prioritising effectively.
Being proactive in identifying, flagging and resolving potential issues or problems.
The ability to initiate and manage change in an area which is constantly evolving to higher levels of efficiency.
Flexibility to move between different functional areas and to take on project roles when the need arises