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Finance Business Partnering Manager

Balsall Heath, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 16, 2024

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Full Time
About Us:

At PwC, our Deals business is a thriving hub of innovation, expertise, and collaboration. Comprising four dynamic business units with an annual turnover exceeding £700m, Deals is at the forefront of providing comprehensive solutions to our clients. Whether navigating mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, divestitures, or addressing crisis situations, our diverse range of products and services is designed to create, realize, and protect value.

With a remarkable team of around 190 Partners and over 2,000 dedicated staff members, Deals is not just a business; it's a dynamic and fast-growing force within PwC. As we continue to evolve and shape the future of our industry, we are looking for passionate and talented finance professional to join us on this exciting journey.

About the Role:

Join our dynamic and forward-thinking finance team in a role that skilfully blends rigorous financial control with broad business partnering activities. Reporting directly to the Financial Control Lead, this role is critical in driving our business forward. As a Finance Business Partnering Manager you will be:
  • Supporting revenue recognition, working capital management whilst supporting Deals wide initiatives
  • Hold key relationships with Deals key stakeholders, engagement and Finance teams by providing robust financial control, business and commercial insight and in-depth analysis
  • Presenting financial information to all levels within the organisation as well as to external auditors
  • Drive improvements in business KPIs by effectively implementing the firm's central accounting policies within the Deals Line of Service



1. Financial Control & Governance:
  • Lead and integrate financial control activities, ensuring rigorous compliance with accounting policies
  • Play a proactive role in bid/contract reviews, identifying potential issues early on, and offering critical policy and contract structuring advice

2. Business Partnering & Advisory:
  • Bridge finance with other units, delivering tailored financial guidance for significant projects
  • Ensure alignment with broader business objectives through detailed financial forecasting and strategic financial decision support

3. Performance Management & Insight:
  • Monitor financial performance against key indicators, providing actionable insights
  • Interpret and communicate financial performance closely with business support teams to understand strategic imperatives

4. Working Capital Management:
  • Lead best practices in Investment in Client (IIC) management, focusing on billing efficiency, effective cash management, and minimizing IIC risk
  • Enhance working capital effectiveness and the financial health of the organization

5. Projects and Initiatives Collaboration:
  • Actively engage in various projects and initiatives within the Deals National Finance team
  • Integrate financial expertise into project strategies and execution

6. Team Development & Coaching:
  • Manage and mentor junior members, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and learning
  • Lead by example in fostering cross-functional collaboration and mutual understanding between finance and other areas of the business

Skills and Experience Required:
  • Professionally qualified (CA, ACA, ACCA, or CIMA) with strong technical accounting knowledge
  • Experience in financial governance, month-end, and year-end processes
  • Strong analytical skills, independent mindset, and ability to challenge senior stakeholders
  • Experience facilitating and participating in external audit processes
  • Proficiency in leveraging technology and MI to identify risks and improve reporting and processes
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build trust with key stakeholders
  • Experience with, or a demonstrated interest in actively engaging with, Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools and their applications in financial analysis and decision-making

Why Choose PwC:

This role offers an opportunity to deepen your expertise in financial control, engage in diverse finance functions, and collaborate with leaders across the business. You'll embed financial insights into strategic decisions, shape engagements that drive our business forward, and play a vital role in maintaining a 'no surprises' financial environment. Join us in driving commercial insights and supporting the business's financial strategy. Apply now to be part of this transformative journey!

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