Senior Finance Manager

Job Title: Senior Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Start Date: 29/11/2018
Reference: 13974058/001_1543506030
Contact Name: John McDonald
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 29, 2018 15:40

Job Description

An exciting Senior Finance Manager role for a multinational FTSE 250 business services organisation that will be extremely commercial with the intent to grow the business forward.

Client Details

A multinational FTSE 250 business services organisation that is headquartered in London.


Financial Management and Monthly Reporting

  • Drive monthly service line reviews, challenge performance and ensure integrity of monthly forecasts within the forecasting system (Axiom) whilst ensuring they are stretching but achievable.

  • Input into the production of monthly MOB reports within set deadlines, ensuring accurate reflection of financial performance. Good understanding and explanation of variances to forecast and budget.

  • Robust review and challenge of Work in Progress ("WIP") and Debt to ensure completion of income and recoverability.

  • Manage the annual Business Plan process whilst helping Profit Centre Managers with the setting of stretching, but achievable, Business Plans and communicating this to the wider group.

  • Help assess, mitigate and manage business and financial risks.

  • Provide financial support and guidance and training to Profit Centre Managers.

Invoice Processing (Accounts receivable and payable)

  • Run exception reports and regularly monitor WIP and recoverable costs, making sure that income is complete and invoices are raised and issued accurately and on timely basis.

  • Ensuring timely processing and appropriate approvals of supplier invoices as well as prompt actions around dealing with queries that have been escalated from a service line.

  • Run regular exception reports, ensuring general house-keeping of project data is up to date, e.g. timely closure of completed projects.

Commercial feedback

  • Produce contract lifetime forecasts with support from the business

  • Provide support for changes made to services provided and guiding proposed changes into financial models and forecasts.

  • Manage changes made to the underlying revenue and costs through the commercial change process.


Your experience will include:


  • Desire to take ownership of processes or specific areas within the finance team and work independently.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to explain what the numbers mean to stakeholders outside the finance team.

  • Holding a recognised Professional Accountancy qualification such as CIMA/ACCA

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Attention to detail but also being able to see the "bigger picture".

  • Team player with "hands on approach".

  • SAP experience would be very beneficial.

Job Offer

Salary of £50,000 to £60,000

Private health insurance

Contributory pension