• Finance Projects and Change Manager

    Location(s)
    UK-Chiswick, London
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Contract Type
    Perm Full-Time
    Salary
    £65,000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • The Opportunity

    This role has been created to manage the effective delivery and execution of a number of key finance projects across the Group. The initial focus of this role will primarily be on the Finance Transformation project. However there is a requirement to remain flexible to take on new and on-going key projects arising within finance as dictated by the Group Finance Director or Group Financial Controller. The Finance Projects and Change Manager will play an integral role in both overseeing and undertaking delivery of finance project activity and work closely with the team and business in their on-going implementation.

    Reporting to the Group Financial Controller and working closely with key stakeholders within the business, this role will require knowledge of finance processes, technical accounting requirements and best practice with a clear understanding of project management.

    The role is central to the delivery and execution of finance priorities and will ensure that finance strategic activities are delivered. The role will also ensure projects and actions are aligned to the wider Group project activity.

    Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

    • Co-ordinate project activity, working closely with key stakeholders to track progress on key milestones, agree the process for recording and logging information about delivery of the required projects, identifying and co-ordinating any key dependencies with the stakeholders.
    • Scope and create detailed project plans to track progress of key deliverables in relation to new finance projects.
    • In conjunction with the Finance Operations Director, take handover of the detailed implementation plans for the finance transformation, action the required project activity in line with the plans as required. Work with the IT work stream leads and business lease to identify any issues and risks for the finance transformation, and assess systems access requirements and issues
    • Develop high quality material and tools to support the delivery of projects globally..
    • Gather data and analyse current finance activities and processes, scoping potential project activity and engaging wider finance and business stakeholders to ensure any required delivery.
    • Pick up new technical accounting requirements based on IFRS and UK GAAP, performing impact analysis, assessing change requirements and engaging required resource to deliver.
    • Undertake projects as requested by the Group Finance Director, Group Financial Controller and Finance Operations Director.
    • Build strong working relationships with Group and regional finance and business stakeholders.
    • Act as the primary focal point in Group Finance in relation to other group function projects.
    • Monitor all projects against detailed implementation and action plans and report on progress against each to the Group Financial Controller, escalating and managing risk appropriately and efficiently, ensuring a no surprise environment.
    • Effectively communicate across all levels of the business to ensure key and senior stakeholders are kept up to date with project progress.

    About BSI

    Do you believe the world deserves excellence?

     

    As the leading global business standards company BSI helps over 81,000 clients worldwide to improve their businesses. From business continuity to recycling waste, from medical devices to the exploration of space, we help businesses embed the habits of excellence so that they perform better, manage their risks more effectively and achieve sustainable growth and in doing so we touch the lives of many across the globe.

     

    We currently have an exciting opportunity in our Group Finance department in Chiswick, working as Finance Projects and Change Manager.

     

    What we offer

     

    We offer a highly competitive starting salary with 27 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, company-paid private medical insurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your life-style. Plus, as we’re situated just above Gunnersbury Tube station it makes for a really easy commute, or you can use the free on-site parking if you’d prefer to drive.

     

    Review our full standard benefits HERE

     

    We carefully consider agile ways of working that allow for the best impact for our employees and clients. If the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated below, we are happy to discuss further.

    About You

    Knowledge and Experience

     

    Essential Criteria

    • Significant post qualification experience in both technical and operational finance roles.
    • Experience coordinating finance projects.
    • Experience of working with or alongside a finance shared service centre.
    • Experience of project management and delivery.

    Desirable Criteria

    • Experience delivering finance transformation and change.
    • Knowledge of SAP and / or EPM.

    Skills and Abilities

     

    Essential Criteria

    • Strong communication skills at all levels of the business.
    • Strong presentation skills, verbal and written.
    • Ability to build strong business relationships.
    • Data gathering and analytics.
    • Understanding of financial controls.

    Qualifications

     

    Essential Criteria

    • Qualified at degree level or equivalent.
    • Accountancy qualification- ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified (or similar).

    Personal Qualities / Aptitudes

     

    Essential Criteria

    • Highly proactive nature.
    • Solutions orientated.
    • Ability to use own initiative.
    • Global mind-set.
    • Ability to drive and deliver results globally.

    Desirable Criteria

    • Willingness to travel.

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