Job Title: FET Financial Assistant Manager
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Main job purpose
The role will drive efficiency in the budgeting, planning and forecasting processes of the UniOps organisation while enabling short term control over costs and driving longer term leverage. The role is responsible for the budget management within the service line, ensuring that budget owners have transparency. And ensuring that actuals are reflected accordingly
The role will include supporting of business cases less than 3m, ensuring they are commercially viable.
FET Assistant Manager -Planning is an excellent role to further develop and utilize accounting skills, to gain experience in the management of a global budget.
The role will interface with the following stakeholders:
Work with the FBP and service lines to ensure budgets are fully understood so effective management can take place
Ensure controls are in place to effectively track and manage the budget to avoid under/over spend; highlight issues in time to enable pro-active resolution.
Provide support to the service line team, in order to track actual spends and enable accurate forecasting. Track actual vs. forecasts and highlight any issues proposing course of action
Perform Accruals / Provisions / Prepayments / Reclassifications as required working with SSP and Service lines.
Manage the budget transfer process with various stakeholders
Ensure intercompany charge outs are completed effectively, initiate as required
In conjunction with FBP – Support the annual budgeting process, including the visibility of key drivers so budgets can be set accordingly.
FTE Capitalisation coordination with Project leads, service line, FBP
Programmes Monthly tracking and reporting – budget actuals vs forecast
Partner with Service Line budget holders, FBP’s and SSP team in monthly & quarterly forecasts
Ongoing performance review of actuals vs forecast and gaps to close
Assist the finance team in analysing resource allocation among projects
Review of forecast bias/accuracy and drive improvement with finance business partners. Share best practice to drive accuracy
Financial sign off, of all business cases under 3m.
Ensure all relevant documentation is in place
Regular review of processes and driving simplification projects (GLC, ETS ICC hierarchy clean-up), while enhancing controls.
Guidance on accounting treatment to Finance Business Partners
Provide ad hoc analysis of business performance.
Leadership Behaviours and Experience required:
Strong analytical, data accuracy skills and communication skills
Ability to work fluidly with data and across systems
Experience in financial accounting or management accounting
Strong organisational and prioritisation skills
Attention to detail
Ability to work collaboratively with others on key deliverables
Ability to drive process and report simplification & improvements
Excellent in Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Word and Outlook
Key Technical Skills
Resilience (ability to cope with time pressure and challenges)
High degree of flexibility and ability to quickly understand new topics
Ability to work collaboratively with other key stakeholders
Strong engagement, presentation and communication skills
Ability to present complex information in a simplified manner
Strong analytical skills, Excel modelling skills and attention to detail
Creative & innovative
Digitally savvy / capable
Finance Qualified accountant or equivalent
Job Category: Finance
Job Type: Finance Business Partner (FET) – Analyst