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Finance Business Partner

Location: CENTRAL LONDON, LONDON Salary: 45000 - 50000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Finance Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 9 months ago Reference: 3092811
Excellent opportunity to join a creative agency as a Finance Business Partner on a temporary to permanent basis. If you are immediately available and would like to chance to join a growing company, please apply today!

This is a critical role within the business operating as both a finance business partner to the client services team and as a management accountant reporting commercial information to key stakeholders. You will be required to:

• Establish and maintain strong working relationships across an array of stakeholders and interact proactively with the client services team and the wider finance team
• Provide high quality day to day finance support to client facing teams whilst ensuring the financial reporting system is properly maintained
• Hold monthly meetings with account leads to review revenue performance against prior forecast
• Continuously review net WIP and accrued income balances
• Process monthly project revenue in the financial management system, reconciling to expectation and percentage completion / milestone reached
• Understand the impact of foreign currency transactions on projects during the revenue recognition and forecasting process
• Assist the Global Financial Controller in ensuring working capital targets are maintained through prompt invoicing, WIP management, cost forecasting and cash management
• Proactively investigate areas of concern highlighted in the weekly project analysis report; follow up until issue is properly resolved
• Prepare monthly billability and utilisation reports
• Prepare periodic client and departmental P&L reports
• Assist the client services team with periodic and ad-hoc client specific finance support
• Assist Global Financial Controller in designing and implementing a suite of commercial reports and business information dashboards that aide business decisions and link to top level strategies
• Assist the Global Financial Controller in coordinating the annual budgeting and monthly reforecasting process
• Prepare variance analysis and commentary for the monthly P&L reporting
• Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations with a focus on revenue related accounts
• Manage data integrity by ensuring invoices are posted correctly to support proper analysis of the P&L
• Establish and maintain strong working relationships with various external stakeholders such as third party suppliers and client finance teams

Proactive self-starter with a can do attitude
Great team player who can also work independently
Flexible to changing client priorities and business demands
Collaborative whilst also able to constructively challenge
Extremely diligent with a keen interest in the detail alongside being able to see the wider consequences of financial decisions
Process driven but can add value and step outside the box when necessary
Takes a methodical approach in investigation and resolution
Ability to learn quickly and adapt
Committed and able to see things through
Calm under pressure
Analytical mind
Open to new ideas
Uses communication skills for both training and negotiation
Ability to reflect on one's own work and step up when necessary

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