My Financepartner (Business Accountant) 12 month contract

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Location
Edinburgh
Salary
Competitive + Benefits
Posted
04 Oct 2016
Closes
04 Nov 2016
Ref
12617BR
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Travel
0-25% Travel

Who we are looking for

We’re seeking people who are passionate about small businesses. My Financepartner (“MFp”) is a new PwC service that supports small businesses grow through the provision of financial information and insight. This represents an opportunity to be part of an innovative new service offering and part of an exciting and rapidly growing team within PwC.

At the heart of the service offering is a team of local “Financepartners” who will deliver the role of trusted business advisors and focus on a growth agenda for both clients and PwC. They will be supported through a UK finance centre, supporting systems and processes and generating accounts and reports, along with an innovative cloud accounting platform.

Our overall objective is to support the growth of ambitious businesses across the UK. To achieve this we will work collaboratively with our clients, complementing their existing finance teams and working with senior management to enable them to run even better businesses.

About the role

Our “My Financepartners” will operate locally and as a network as part of a national team.

As a “Financepartner”, you will be responsible for developing a portfolio of client contracts to undertake this work in the Edinburgh region. Development of these new businesses will be a key element of your role. This will include developing your existing networks, approaching new clients and winning work.

You will also be responsible to manage a portfolio of clients, including:

  • Working alongside management in the operation of their business on a regular basis (the number of days and frequency will be determined by the client, but is typically expected to be between 0.5 and 2 days per month) challenging management on aspects arising in the management accounts;
  • Developing and maintaining the on-going client relationship with PwC; and
  • Identification and introduction of other PwC services needed by your portfolio of clients.

As a Financepartner Senior Manager, your portfolio may have more complex businesses and more access to senior management. In addition you may also have the opportunity to mentor/coach and develop other Financepartners.

Requirements

You will be ACA /ACCA / CIMA qualified and must demonstrate that you're self-motivated, have a track record of winning work with small businesses, and have a willingness to enhance your accounting and advisory knowledge, including knowledge of taxation matters such as PAYE, VAT, personal tax etc.

In addition, you should possess, or have the desire to possess, the following skills:

  • Strong client relationship / handling, communication and project management skills.
  • A desire to help grow the new My Financepartner business, with a track record of winning new work, identifying new on-sell opportunities and a strong regional network in the North West
  • Experience of working with small businesses
  • A good working knowledge of management accounts, and GAAP.
  • A desire to help grow the new My Financepartner business, with a track record of business development /winning new work, identifying new on-sell opportunities and a strong regional network
  • A good working knowledge of management accounts, and GAAP.
  • Drive and resilience
  • Ability to travel to visit current and prospective clients