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Transformation programme Finance lead

  • Location: South West London
  • Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + pension per year
  • Job Type:Temp / FTC / Interim

Posted 7 days ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Wasim Yousuf
  • Contact Email: wasimy@cedarrecruitment.com
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 23 December 2021
  • Job Ref: JO0000010119_1637688355

A world leading manufacturing organisation are in need of a Finance Lead for a transformation project that they are about to embark on. This is a pivotal role and will be key in bridging the gap between finance and the rest of the business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Group accounting and reporting teams to ensure proper alignment of costs in compliance with agreed reporting conventions.
  • Assist in the development of presentations and Word documents to communicate the overall vision, strategy, plan and risk management factors of the programmes
  • Lead the financial control of the programmes once launched, including cost management, reporting and realisation of benefits
  • Work with programme teams to establish baseline resource plans and costs per the committed business cases
  • Liaise with the country teams in tracking resource commitments and costs, both internal and from outside consulting partners, in line with committed plans
  • Analyse, track and report benefits realisation in comparison to the commitments made in the approved business cases
  • Refresh the business cases at key stage gates and as needed through the implementation and realisation stages, facilitating the review and re-approval process as needed
  • Ensure all transformation financials are accounted for and reported in line with the established principles, particularly with respect to capitalisation and reporting of costs
  • Support and guide the corporate and country level accounting teams in ensuring all accruals are properly made and that all costs are properly accounted for
  • Align to the cadence of the BTO & PMO to support reporting, communication and forecasting to time and accuracy
  • Generally ensure financial transparency around the transformation programmes, ensuring all key stakeholders are involved and aware of all financial factors and risks
  • Work across the countries to align financials, support with forecasting, consolidation and reporting and ensuring the correct apportionment of funds

Key requirements:

  • Relevant qualification- ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA
  • Previous experience within a similar role
  • Well-developed financial analysis skills to translate the complex dynamics of the transformation into summarised and transparent leadership reports
  • Excellent communication skills to be able to partner with multiple stakeholders

This is a fast moving opportunity and will suit an individual who has similar experience and has the gravitas to challenge stakeholders.