Audit Northern - Finance Senior Associate

Recruiter
PwC
Location
Lancashire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Nov 2019
Closes
28 Nov 2019
Sectors
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
About the role As a Senior Associate you should have strong business, technical, analytical and commercial skills and be able to apply your knowledge to provide advice to client facing professionals in line with PwC policies and accounting standards. You should be forward thinking and be able to develop innovative solutions to support the business growth and profitability targets.
You will report to the Finance Manager and work in a small team of finance professionals. Liaising with and working alongside other finance functions, you will develop a network of key finance contacts and build strong relationships, developing new skills. As Senior Associate, you will play a key role in the following areas:
  • Business strategy and planning
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Interpretation and reporting of the monthly financial results; recommending actions
  • Performance management and improvement
  • Financial control and compliance, including working capital management
  • Development of others including client facing staff with respect to financial management

Requirements
  • Ideally ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified or part qualified
  • Commercially minded with a deep business understanding
  • Action orientated and a self-starter
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Focused on continuous improvement in all areas of their work
  • A strong relationship builder who builds trust in key stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Takes responsibility for own personal development
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel

Additional information
  • Opportunity for working from home? (Occasionally)
  • Amount of time client based (0%)
  • Opportunity for job sharing? (No)
  • Need to travel/overnight stays away from home (Some travel required around the business unit locations)
  • Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? (No)
  • Amount of time PwC office based (100%)


The leadership and relationship skills we look for in future employees
Networking and relationships - Build and maintain strong relationships within other operational functions, shares knowledge and challenges data integrity. Makes themselves known as a point of contact. Owns relationships with staff and demonstrates business acumen by proactively sharing knowledge for business improvement. Works closely on a regular basis and works collaboratively during critical times such as annual budgets.

Leadership - Demonstrate impact during meetings whilst actively listening and flexing style to deliver desired results. Suggest improvements and helps drive agendas forward. Is a problem solver and identifies areas for developing deeper relationships. Are seen as the go to person in their business unit. Good at sharing knowledge mentoring or coaching and acting a good role model.

Curiosity - Be curious at all times with thirst for wider business knowledge. Builds relationships within their business unit and the wider firm. Strong engagement in peer group, inquisitive about wider issues, takes an interest in discussions/topics. Proactively explores opportunities to be involved in wider projects.

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