Finance Business Partner - Project Finance - Listed Marketing Agency

  • by Amdas
  • Location Harrow, UK
  • Salary £45,000 - £50,000 / year
  • 213 days ago
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Job Description:

Our Client are a global Marketing agency trading since the 70’s employing a workforce in excess of 18,000 employees across 88 Countries including UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and the US. Their services within brand management, content management and consumer perceptions extend across Healthcare, Retail, Central Government and Technology sectors. They are currently recruiting a Commercial Accountant to come in as a Finance Business Partner to work across the business delivering financial insight and improve profitability.

Reporting to the Senior Finance, principle duties include

  • Supporting Senior Finance in managing all aspects of Operation and project lead finances
  • Working closely with the Heads of Department in providing key information to help support decision making (sensitivity analysis, cost benefit analysis)
  • Challenge senior members across the business to bring fresh insight to the issues raised
  • Building relationships across the teams to help them manage their financials and challenge their day to day working practices
  • Monthly review of actuals vs budgeted costs on projects with PM’s to assess expected outcome
  • Develop and provide regular financial training to non-finance staff
  • Take active role in pricing & costing of new/repeat projects
  • Produce and analyse management & KPI reports
  • Work with senior management team on the budgeting and forecasting process
  • Manage the financial integrity of projects
  • Working with the central finance team in preparation of the monthly management accounts
  • Review of monthly financials and variance analysis
  • Review of processes within the team to help improve/simplify month end cycles
  • Provide guidance to internal clients on both job related and financial systems’ issues to improve reporting outputs

Person Specification


  • Part qualified/new qualified (CIMA/ACCA)
  • Experience of working in a commercial environment with senior stakeholders
  • High level of numeracy mixed with analytical skills
  • Good working knowledge of excel (Macro level preferred, but not essential)
  • Confidence to challenge and bring fresh thinking at a senior level across finance and operations
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • High level of drive and initiative
  • Good team player with ability to build good working relationships
  • Need to be proactive and hands on


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  • Job Type Permanent, Full Time
  • Additional Salary Info Excellent Benefits including Study support
  • Work Authorisation United Kingdom
  • Industry Sector Accountancy
  • Career Level Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Educational level Professional