Assistant Finance Manager

Recruiter
Huxley Associates
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 Aug 2017
Closes
18 Aug 2017
Sectors
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My Client, a Leading Global Bank are looking to hire an interim Assistant Finance Manager based in their Edinburgh office. This role will be responsible for managing the ledger for a range of projects, ensuring that costs are always well understood both by the programme owners and within Group Functions Costs.

Overview:
Provide technical support and assistance to the business in a subject area, using own judgement as to when more complex queries require escalation. Deliver smallscale projects or well defined tasks on larger projects to improve support to the business. Monitor and support a range of processes and systems to ensure that they are effectively maintained and coordinated, recommending improvements. Establish and build relationships with customers to identify business requirements and provide appropriate support.

Key Responsibilities

Interpret complex processes and manage the efficient and effective production of high quality output and analysis, anticipating stakeholder needs.
Operate the cost processes including maintenance of ledger balances and reporting of results for the projects you are responsible for, ensuring a robust process that complies with all relevant group policies including governance and control.
Deliver insightful cost analysis and reporting as part of the monthly reporting process, including highlighting potential risks to programme costs.
Support the delivery of the benefits from the programme by developing and building a tracking process that ensures adherence at all times to the prescribed mechanisms and restrictions on what can be claimed.
Identify costsaving opportunities for the programme and work with the business to ensure delivery.
You have already proved that you have the attention to detail to deliver accurate results and reports, operating the results process in a controlled manner while finding and implanting process improvements.

Desired skills:

You are likely to be a qualified/part qualified accountant, with a track record of taking ownership for cost centre balances and controlling the ledger.
Possess strong communication skills to explain the ledger position clearly to colleagues, both finance and nonfinance at all levels of seniority.
Previous experience of cost analysis and reporting.
Confident being the first point of contact in Finance for project management colleagues
You have already proved that you have the attention to detail to deliver accurate results and reports, operating the results process in a controlled manner while finding and implanting process improvements.

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