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Lucy Drummond

Lucy Drummond

Lucy Drummond

Associate - Qualified Finance
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Interim Financial Plannining and Analyst Manager

London

Financial Planning and Analyst Manager - 6 Months Our client is a fast-growing pension fund corporation based in the central London. They are looking to recruit a high calibre Financial Planning and Analyst Manager to support them during a time of growth. This role will be WFH initially. As a FP&A Manager will be supporting the growing pension fund corporation with effective budgeting, forecasting monitoring, and reporting of all corporations' finances. Duties include but are not limited to: Production of high-quality monthly management accounts for budget holders Managing and delivery of external reports to relevant parties. Supporting key initiatives with insightful and accurate financial analysis. Designing and leading the corporation wide business plan process and business cases. Assisting presenting outcomes to the executive committee Challenging the pension scheme modelling team to ensure the development of business modelling and simulation tools meet the needs of Business Planning and the wider business. Developing and maintaining a culture of financial awareness and value for money across the business Delivering a high-quality financial planning process that ensures resources are effectively prioritised. Maintaining the accounts payable for the corporation and processing payments for expenditure. Ensuring routine finance reconciliations supporting the businesses financial statements are completed. The successful candidate will be a Qualified Accountant with a minimum of two years of experience in the financial budget cycle. You will have experience working with extremely large budgets and have excellent communication skills.

Senior Finance Business Partner

London

Senior Finance Business Partner – 12 months Maternity Cover Our client is a highly ranked worldwide renown Higher Education Institution based in central London. They are looking to recruit a high calibre Senior Finance Business Partner for a 12-month Fixed Term Contract. This role will be WFH initially but will return to the office when its re-opened. As a Senior Finance Business Partner, you will develop positive professional relationships with all levels of the organisation. You will be a trusted adviser and sounding board for managers. Duties include but are not limited to: • To manage the financial planning, forecasting, budget monitoring and year end cycle at a group level • Understand local needs by attending and being an integral part of departmental groups as appropriate. • Provide analysis and include the development of metrics, to help the organisation understand the value drivers that are changing either the cost or the revenue side of the organisation. • Using your own knowledge of external and internal factors to provide insight to senior management on the financial implications of strategic decisions. • Present fact-based analyses of cost drivers and financial sustainability so that departments can understand their options and make needed trade-offs. • Take an active role in designing, implementing, and adopting of organisation wide technological improvements in reporting to ensure full value from our ICT systems is achieved. • Development of controls, systems and procedures within areas supported to increase efficiency and to comply with the financial regulations. The successful candidate will be fully Qualified (CIMA, ACCA) Finance Business Partner with relevant higher education sector experience and will of worked with large budgets previously. You will be able to provide examples of where you have advised and persuade senior management in your previous roles.

Cost Accountant

London

Cost Accountant - 9 Month FTC Our client is a worldwide renown Higher Education Institution based in the central London. They are looking to recruit a high calibre Cost Accountant for a 9-month Fixed Term Contract. This role will be WFH initially and supporting the Finance Director and Project Director with the Capital Project. As a Cost Accountant will be working on the Capital Project with the Project Manager; Duties include but are not limited to: Accurate monthly cash flow forecasting Forecast and monitor the overheads associated with the Project Team & working closely with Finance on the capitalisation of agreed staff costs Plan for and set out internal project costs (furniture and equipment) Challenge spending decisions within the Programme to ensure that the institution obtains good value for money from each transaction and that the programme/project budget is managed carefully Raise job numbers and purchase orders, progress invoice approvals and administer project financial activities using the finance system Process all costs commitments by raising Purchase Orders, ensuring correct coding, authorisation, and transaction management is undertaken in a timely manner; Working to monthly deadlines, provide the necessary information to enable production of monthly reports for the Project Board, Executive Director & Senior Management team The successful candidate will be a finalist or new qualified accountant with strong financial accounting background with experience of reporting costs on capital projects. You will have knowledge and experience of experience of cash flow reporting and have excellent communication skills.

Finance Manager

London

A global entertainment company is seeking an interim Finance Manager to support the busy finance team. Although their office is based in Central London, this role will be entirely working from home. As interim Finance Manager will be looking to manage the finance team; duties will include but not limited to: Manage and develop a team of two Manage the overheads (inc. budgets, forecasts & analysis) Provide regular / ad hoc cash-flow forecasts, analysis and balance sheet commentary. Managing all financial planning & reporting requirements, including month end, quarter end Working closely with multiple departments and stakeholders across the globe Maintaining and improving efficiency of internal financial reporting processes Supporting strategic mid and long-term planning and reviewing processes Support and provide information for the internal audit Candidates for the interim Finance Manager role must be qualified accountants who: Have proven experience of managing and developing teams remotely Have a background in FP&A Demonstrate the ability to think clearly and simplify complex tasks. Please note this role will be an initial 6-8 weeks as it is to cover illness in the team.

Interim Finance Manager

London

Interim Finance Manager - 12 Month FTC Our client is a technology-based business based in the City of London. They are looking to recruit a high calibre Interim Finance Manager for a 12-month Fixed Term Contract. This role will be WFH initially and supporting the Senior Finance Manager with the Financial Accounts. As an Interim Finance Manager will be looking to lead the Financial Reporting Team; Duties include but are not limited to: Review monthly statutory P&L and balance sheet data. Oversee the accounts receivable and accounts payable functions. Review the current billing and credit cover processes to ensure compliance with the Industry Code, to address any control risks and ensure process efficiency. Review the cashflow forecasts and suggest improvements to the process where required. Manage the Annual Report and Accounts process. Ensure the year end audit process runs smoothly and on time. Support with transformation and system upgrades/ changes, as required. Lead the year end audit. Working alongside the Group Senior Financial Accountant, reviewing the monthly forecasts, management information and other reports presented to parent company. The successful candidate will be a 'hands on' ACA qualified accountant with proven experience of operating in a fast-paced environment. You will have knowledge and experience of end-to-end Financial Processes and have previously led a successful audit. Benefits - 10% car allowance