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Finance Manager

  • Job
    Full-time
    Mid-level (3-4 years)
  • Banking & Finance
  • London

Requirements

  • ACCA/CIMA Qualified or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience of supporting commercial management to a high standard and working with the Regional Finance and Commercial head office.
  • Must have led a team showing evidence of developing and supporting them.
  • Demonstrable track record of providing commercial support to a business partner that’s informative, timely and adaptable.
  • Ability to produce clear and insightful presentations that deliver key messaging at the appropriate level of detail.

Responsibilities

  • Delivery:
  • Analyse and interpret business information to identify high level trends and issues
  • Support on projects beyond the finance function using professional expertise to support, advise and guide others as part of cross-functional project teams
  • Review existing processes and actively challenge the status quo, providing proposals for process/systems improvement that will positively impact business effectiveness assisting the Director of Motion Pictures Finance in identify the best approaches across both Fox and Disney to ensure the processes are outstanding.
  • Manage end-to-end processes within a full planning cycle (e.g. forecasting, AOP, reporting, close etc.) to ensure the effective financial management of the business area
  • Manage, maintain and recommend improvements to financial systems, partnering with IT to ensure systems are fit for purpose
  • Manage complex projects beyond the immediate scope of the role to deliver improved business processes or systems with a business area
  • Business Partnership:
  • Develop and deliver financial presentations for key business partners both in regional as well as within markets as part of the centre of excellence to inform thinking about future business management
  • Establish relationships with key business partners to provide guidance and influence their thinking around future business direction
  • Team Management:
  • Empower and develop a team to deliver effective transactional, process and analytical support to the business area
  • Share knowledge effectively across the function to facilitate good financial management and support the development of others

FAQs

What are the main responsibilities of a Finance Manager in this role?

The main responsibilities include managing the delivery of Annual Operating Plan (AOP), Forecast, FYP, and close for a group of markets, assessing business implications on financials, and managing a team consisting of an Analyst and an Intern.

What specific areas of finance will the Finance Manager be responsible for in this role?

The Finance Manager will be responsible for either regional costs and consolidation or Motion Pictures dubbing costs, depending on the focus area of the role.

What skills and qualifications are required for this role?

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in finance, experience in managing financial planning processes, analytical skills, and the ability to lead a team. A relevant finance qualification is also preferred.

How does this role contribute to the overall financial success of the company?

The Finance Manager plays a crucial role in ensuring the accurate and timely delivery of financial plans and analysis, which directly impacts the company's financial performance and decision-making processes.

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