Finance Manager - Risk Advisory Services

London - Baker Street
Competitive + benefits
03 Nov 2021
03 Dec 2021
Advisory, Assurance, Other
Full Time

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.

Role Purpose

To assist and support the DRAS National Stream SBU in managing the financial performance of the stream on strategic issues and on a day-to-day basis as well as providing relevant support, advice and guidance to the overall team within the business unit on financial matters.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Regular liaison with the central Finance function, overseeing the month end and year end processes
  • Overseeing regular management reporting
  • Overseeing the annual budget for the overall stream, coordinating with local SBUs liaising with relevant personnel and the central Finance team as appropriate and overseeing the input of the data into the Firm’s budget model
  • Coordination with the DRAS Finance Partner and Operations Manager on a continuous basis, and regular communication with the Joint Heads of DRAS
  • Working Capital management for the group – ensuring that bills, provisions, recoveries and cash collections are managed effectively and efficiently; challenging performance in these areas where required and agreeing appropriate action to take when issues arise
  • Agreeing and taking ownership of KPIs for DRAS
  • Driving standardisation of MI and preparation of monthly packs
  • Championing the ongoing implementation of Workday to ensure the system is being used consistently and efficiently across the stream.
  • Leading the 4R process to provide critical evaluation and drive consistency
  • Monthly financial analysis and reporting to the DRAS heads and the Group Financial Controller to enable informed planning and decision making. Including budget, rolling forecast, key performance indicators and analysis of variances
  • Trend analysis with timely identification of causes of risks/ problems with prompt suggestion for relevant actions, particularly including revenue, recoverability, staff utilisation, work in progress, debt
  • Assist in the production and preparation of business plans and support DRAS in identifying and developing strategy for the group and individual sub-streams; providing support in driving through these strategic decisions
  • Other ad-hoc matters as required in support of the DRAS strategy

Role skills requirements

  • Commercially minded
  • Analytical
  • Ability to handle/process confidential information in sensitive manner
  • Project Management, team leadership and delegation skills with a collaborative, participative
  • Approach and the ability to engage, inspire and influence people at all levels in the organisation
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills to enable proactive relationships with business leaders
  • Capable of contributing to the strategic agenda with strong operational skills
  • Strong Microsoft skills, particularly in Excel
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Qualified accountant or relevant financial experience

We’re in it together

At BDO, we believe that when our people feel valued and rewarded, their potential is unlimited. We offer highly competitive starting salaries and review remuneration packages regularly to ensure that our pay always positively reflects performance. As well offering support with tuition and professional qualifications, we also provide the following benefits, as standard:

  • 28 days’ holiday;
  • access to a personal pension scheme, with matched employer contributions;
  • life assurance cover;
  • and income protection insurance

That’s not all. We understand that everyone is different so, we offer a range of voluntary benefits to suit every lifestyle. Our flexible benefits platform, Flexcel, means our people can choose from a range of tax efficient options to design a benefit package that best suits them. Through Flexcel, they can:

  • buy up to ten days’ extra holiday;
  • add on private medical, personal accident, dental insurance or travel insurance;
  • enrol in our Bike to Work scheme;
  • enjoy discounts off cinemas, dining, and gyms;
  • receive an interest free season ticket loan or interest free graduate loan;
  • access childcare vouchers;
  • take an online health assessment and utilise our employee assistance programme

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we’re big enough to make the difference and collaborative enough to never lose sight of where we’re going. We know that it’s our people that make our success possible. Across our 17 UK locations, more than 6,000 of them work together to provide tax, audit, assurance and a range of advisory services that help our clients achieve their ambitious goals. Together, they’re fuelling Britain’s economic engine. Behind every complex client challenge and every untapped innovation, they’re there: ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. That’s why we’re always looking for ways to invest in our people. That means providing them with an environment where they can grow, learn, laugh and feel respected, at all times.

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