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Revenue Recognition - Finance Business Partner

Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Business Partner
Contract Type
Full Time
Join our thriving Deals Team at PwC as a Revenue Recognition - Finance Business Partnering Manager!

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:

As a Revenue Recognition - Finance Business Partner, you will play a critical role in driving our business forward. Reporting directly to the Financial Control Lead, you will blend rigorous financial control with broad business partnering activities. Your responsibilities will include:
  • Supporting revenue recognition whilst supporting Deals Team-wide initiatives
  • Building key relationships with key stakeholders, engagement teams, finance teams by providing robust financial control, business and commercial insight and in-depth analysis
  • Presenting financial information to all levels within the organisation
  • Driving improvements in business KPIs by effectively implementing the firm's central accounting policies within the Deals Line of Service



Focus on IFRS 15, Revenue Recognition, Financial Control & Governance:
  • Assess engagement letters and contracts with a critical focus on IFRS 15 to ensure that revenue is recognised accurately and in compliance with the standards
  • Verify the correctness of revenue recognition and financial reporting, crucial for the integrity of financial statements
  • Engage in proactive discussions with senior stakeholders, including those not fully acquainted with IFRS 15, to influence and challenge their understanding and application of the standard, ensuring rigorous adherence and insightful decision-making
  • Play a proactive role in bid/contract reviews, identifying potential issues early on, and offering critical policy and contract structuring advice

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

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

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

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

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

About You:
  • Professionally qualified (CA, ACA, ACCA, or CIMA, or equivalent) with strong technical accounting knowledge, particularly in IFRS 15 and revenue recognition
  • 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

If this sounds like you, and you would like to be on this exciting journey with us, we would love to hear from you!

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.

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