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Industry Client Finance Lead

München, Bayern
For one of our clients we are looking for an Industry Client Finance Lead

Job Summary:
The Industry Client Finance Lead will partner closely with the Industry Business Leader, Client Executives and Delivery leads to provide financial support across one Industry vertical within the client, participating in operational, financial and tactical decision making.
This role reports to the Head of Client Finance. In performing the essential functions of this role, the work environment is fast paced, intellectual and collaborative.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Financial Tasks/P&L Management
    • Monitor and analyze monthly operating statements
    • Prepare Industry Quarterly Business Review and Profit projections
    • Educates Client Executives and Group Account Directors in financial matters
    • Drive awareness of financial drivers
    • Drive cost consciousness throughout organization
    • Own weekly revenue estimation process, understanding and communicating key risks and opportunities to the wider business
    • Work in conjunction with Head of Client Finance and Country Finance teams to ensure Industry roll up accurate and key movements at Country levels are understood
    • Coordinate the annual commitment process for the Industry, setting operational targets needed to achieve current year commitment and long-term objectives
    • Develop (or drives the development of) tools to forecast future performance and model potential changes to their Team and/or BU operating model
    • Establish, or recommend to management, economic strategies, objectives, and policies for the team.
    • Provide senior management with timely reviews of Industry’s financial and operational status and progress in its various programs and activities
    • Assist in the design and implementation of mission critical policies and procedures
    • Support deal modelling and complex transactions with business leadership
  • Partnering
    • Proactive partnership with business leaders to provide financial insight and recommendations based on financial analysis
    • Key partner to the Team Operations Lead to ensure the end to end management of the book of business.  Understanding, and supporting the key dependencies
    • Work with other teams both within and outside Finance to ensure financial data and reporting is consistent and accurate
    • Develop effective financial reporting processes and systems as part of a team
  • Team Management/Leadership
    • Participate in design and implementation of BU and/or company strategy and operations agenda
    • Develop financial analysts in P&L analysis and operational success
Experience Required:
  • 5-7 years related work experience (with consulting or outsourcing companies, preferred)
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with the ability to respond to questions from groups both inside and outside the organization
  • Ability to influence people and drive process, particularly at a Senior Management level
  • Analytical thinker with the ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Basic word processing, strong Excel spreadsheet skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively with teams and internal clients
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance
  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified finance professional, preferred
  • Proven experience in being a strategic partner to C-Suite stakeholders
Start: ASAP (January 2019 also OK)
Location: Munich
Duration: 6 months+

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