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Assistant Finance Manager 1

Aberdeen, Birmingham & Other locations
Closing date
6 Aug 2022

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Risk Analyst
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Key Responsibilities
Develop an understanding of the business being supported, being proactive to learn about products / services / markets
Develop relationships with key stakeholders, establishing position as number two to the Finance Business Partner (FBP)
Be the primary producer of MI, data analysis and other reporting used for the leadership team for the business area being supported
Prepare draft commentaries including insight, for the FBP to build upon as part of overall deliverables
Support the tracking and reporting of all performance KPIs - especially those that have a P&L impact
Support standardisation and efficiency in use and production of MI in general, challenging exceptions
Conduct in-flight commercial reviews to gain a deeper understanding of margin leakage and commercial learning points as directed by the FBP
Support the Finance work-stream in relation to Business planning, budgeting and forecasting
Support the co-ordination of activity and consolidation and reporting of outputs
Draft initial commentary as required
Execute processes to ensure that the accounts accurately reflect the financial position of the business
Review cost management processes to ensure good controls are in place around spend
Be the point contact for IT / expense and invoice approvals. Investigating and escalating as required
Help to ensure Finance processes and policies are adhered to. Challenge deviation and always be forward thinking about improvements
Support the FBP in the management and review of Working Capital KPIs for the MU
Monitor the business actions on WIP and debt items and highlight EL/EM underperformance to ensure it is escalated
Day to day supervision of team workload and job cover arrangements
Support recruitment across Business Finance as required
Take on some training / mentoring responsibilities for junior and new members of the team
Play a role in the broader finance community, including active participation in meetings, forums and projects
Be an advocate for change programmes delivered by Finance / KBS, including automation tools, self-service, standardisation and any other changes in ways of working

Qualifications and Experience
A part or fully qualified accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA) or over 5 years relevant experience of accounting in an operational or professional services environment
Resilient and able to work with multiple and highly demanding stakeholders
An ability to work at both a strategic and a granular level - choosing when each is appropriate

Applying with a disability
KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of The Employers' Forum on Disability we're committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

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