Financial Planning Manager - Inside IR35

London, England, gb
Company: Morson Group
Category: Management Occupations
Published on 2021-07-29 18:04:34

Our client is a major telecoms company who are looking for a Financial planning Manager to partner with the Senior Manager to drive all aspects of financial planning to optimise investment, expenditure and cash flows. Additionally, the role holder will support the Technology and IT functions to maintain customer experience, profitability and competitive advantage all within appropriate accounting rules, regulation and governance.

Key Accountabilities:

* Working with stakeholders and business partners across the IT and Technology finance, operational, HR and planning teams to:
* Own and be responsible for driving the monthly, annual and quarterly planning cycles associated with the P&L (financial + TLR), Balance Sheet, Cash and Capex for IT
* Own and be responsible for managing (record, asses and mitigate) IT's financial risks and opportunities for each of the 7 units.
* Own and be responsible for the outlook process, increasing the predictability and accuracy of IT's financial performance.
* Own and be responsible for the design and build of accurate and data-driven forecasts for the IT cost base and key cost themes, often providing insight into run-rate and future looking impacts and improvements to the processes involved (improving forecasting accuracy in line with team objectives)
* Own and be responsible for deep-dives into the monthly, quarterly or annual performance to solve issues, identify opportunities and advise / consult the IT finance business partners with respect to all planning activity


Skills/Experience required:
* Qualified accountant / Further qualification to support specialism (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, IIA, CISA, ACT, CTA, MCT, IR Society Certificate or equivalent), or working towards the above. Otherwise strong experience working at manager level.
* Manager level experience in financial planning & analysis roles including ownership of financial planning cycles, reporting results to senior stakeholders.
* Strong analytical skills: identifying and building forecasts based on relevant, new data sets, identifying trends, anomalies, areas for investigation and following through on that investigation at a unit and consolidated level.
* Proven record of delivering significant cost efficiencies.
* Demonstrable professionalism with a proven ability to operate in a complex, fast paced matrixed business environment.
* A track record of effectively influencing stakeholder requirements
* Strength of driving a customer centric approach in all financial processes.
* Experience of financial management and delivery of improved financial performance.
* Strategic capability and commercial awareness
* Collaborative approach to problem solving.
* Experience of financial planning and analysis

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