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  • Project Finance Manager

  • Location: Derbyshire, Chesterfield
  • Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: 16885138
  • Recruiter: Leeds Office
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  • Responsible, but not accountable for the on target delivery of all material projects being delivered by, or needing significant input from, the Financial Operations teams (significant projects could include new products and / or customers, new systems, new processes, new accounting standards but would exclude the Billing Transformation programme)
  • Implement a strong project governance approach with clear role / responsibilities and ownership for each activity to ensure successful delivery with all linkages, interfaces and dependencies covered

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the key point of contact between Financial Operations and supply chain function
  • Creates the platform and governance to ensure Fin Ops is involved early in new deals and projects to identify any accounting (including IFRS15) or transaction processing issues and then ensure they are landed seamlessly
  • Work with the relevant stakeholders to always ensure full end to end delivery of a full business process, which could include, but not limited to the ability to invoice / revenue assure / pay / receive monies and account for the transactions correctly, in line with applicable accounting standards, right first time, on time, using best practise processes and controls
  • Works with the relevant Business Units, commercial & solution architects and other functional groups for the Financial Operations aspects of delivery of new products and / or customers including some of the latest cutting edge aviation deals
  • Work with key stakeholders to assist in the implementation of the business side of the IFRS15 project
  • Ensure the full end to end business process and controls are reviewed and delivered as part of any project and that all project gate criteria have been delivered prior to movement to the next gate or implementation
  • Provides a quality control review of all projects to ensure all angles and dependencies have been covered
  • Manage overall communications within Fin Ops relating to all projects, in conjunction with other project Comms initiates / change programmes
  • Creates, maintains and drives delivery against the master Fin Ops roadmap and project plans, in conjunction with other related projects & programmes
  • In the short to medium term, this role has leadership of 1 x team member whilst Financial Operations undergoes a significant number of large scale global programmes with the potential to increase to a larger team as the role in the medium term looks across the whole of Financial Operations for process and control excellence and continuous improvement opportunities
  • Works closely with the Financial Operations Senior Leadership teams to drive continuous improvements throughout
  • Able to influence stakeholders clients at all levels and drive through a strong project and controls approach, which is able to measure success and mitigate risks & issues with projects throughout their lifecycle
  • Take a leading role in ensuring best practice processes and controls are being followed consistently on a global basis in a SAP based ERP environment. This includes, but is not limited to, working with internal stakeholders to implement process improvements

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Strong project and programme management skills in a globally diverse financial operations environment
  • Solid appreciation & understanding of best practice financial processes and controls, accounting standards, and ERP systems
  • Strong people skills, confident and comfortable at engaging collaboratively in an intellectual and multinational environment
  • Lean / Six Sigma / other process & continuous improvement skill set
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills alongside verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a SAP based accounting system


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