Finance Business Decision Support Senior Associate

Posted: 17 Feb 2021
Location: London, London Region UK
Closes: 17 Mar 2021
Reference: PwC_47011BR

Job description

Who we’re looking for

PwC’s internal finance team provides a centralised range of finance services across our business to drive sustainable profitable growth. They play a vital role contributing to: budget-setting, stewardship of the firm’s assets, managing financial risks, driving profitability and business development. Our Finance team provides insightful management information to the business; while managing important supplier relationships and educating all our staff on the effective use of internal financial systems.

Internal Finance currently has an opportunity for a Senior Associate in the Functions Business Decision Support (FBDS) team. FBDS provides decision-support services to the central functions and parts of XLoS, which have a combined cost base of c.£0.5bn. Areas include Real Estate and Facilities Management, IT, Human Capital People teams, Risk and Quality, Finance, XLoS Sales and Marketing and XLoS Technology & Investments.

As a senior associate within the FBDS team you will be assisting the two People Teams finance managers and the finance leader in providing finance decision-support to clients within the People Teams function. People Teams include the HC, Learning & Development, Resourcing, Reward and Inclusion, Community & Wellbeing functions. Good IT skills (Excel spreadsheets and data manipulation) are required to make efficient use of the Firm’s financial systems.

The role will report to two finance managers.
Day to day role:

  • Being responsible for monthly journals (preparing and processing accruals, prepayments, recharges and allocations)
  • Assisting in the preparation of value-added financial analysis and reports for the functions, including explanations for major variances
  • Supporting the team in the preparation of budgets and forecasts.
  • Providing ad hoc support on day to day financial management and projects, as required.

This includes:

  • Project code maintenance
  • Cost centre/financial structure/staff changes
  • Invoicing – sundry billing
  • Authority updates
  • Time analysis reporting
  • Ad hoc projects
  • Transactional review, analysis and reporting on the Firm’s Financial systems
  • The candidates should be studying for an accounting qualification such as ACA, ACCA or CIMA or already qualified.
  • A clear personal pride for delivering high quality services to clients, including the ability to consistently manage their expectations and anticipate their needs.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound accounting and analytical skills
  • Strong organisational skills, including multi-tasking and prioritising effectively
  • Being proactive in identifying, flagging and offering solutions to potential issues or problems.
  • Ability to prioritise and adapt within a dynamic working environment.
  • A commitment to creating efficiencies through the use of technology (e.g. Tableau, Alteryx, Power BI).

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