As a valued member of the Finance team you will have the opportunity to ensure high standards of financial management expertise whilst serving as a Trusted Business Advisor.
We are looking for someone like you to operate as a business partner with senior service line management and help to develop a strong culture of financial awareness, commerciality and accountability whilst maintaining independence and objectivity.
Your key responsibilities
Being the Main Point of Contact for all Finance related matters for the Service Line (SL)
Accountable for all finance submissions to EMEIA and Global as well as SL regulatory reports
Preparation, Analysis and Distribution of Financial Information, which includes EMEIA SL, South Africa SL Leadership and Central Finance
Presenting results at Sector meetings to the Partners, Executive Directors and Manager group
Managing of Indirect expenses to Plan i.e. allocations, recoveries, code control etc.
Act as point of escalation between the business / Client servers and the Functional Leads of Finance ,i.e. Debtors, Accounts Payable, Staff expenses, Work-in-progress etc.
Approval of exception expenditure i.e. Travel costs
Preparing and submitting Budget, Planning and Forecast information. This is done in consultation with the Segment, Operations and SL leadership
Review Unbilled Inventory and flag any risks identified to Inventory Manager
Review Gross Margin on accounts and flag areas of concern to Operations team for action
Proactively analyse business KPI’s and consult with client servers with the goal of increasing profitability on our accounts by using the correct levers i.
e. Leveraging, GDS, Utilisation, and Pricing.
Have a view / perspective on Sales Pipeline and the effect this will have on the future financial results
Processing of journals as and when required
Be able to train the client server community on Finance best practice, new systems and tools
Act as the primary driver of change for SL and Finance activities and initiatives
Be an ambassador of Finance for the Global Finance Operating Model and reaffirm the model in everyday dealings and operations
Provide insights into financial performance for the relevant service line and holds a view on the performance and outlook for forecast / planning periods
Flexible to be involved in financial aspects relating to the SL as and when required by the Finance Leadership Team
Provide support and assistance as and when required by the Mercury Team from time to time
Skills and attributes for success
Professional approach with a strong understanding of the client server perspective and able to view issues empathetically
Ability to solve problems and provide a credible solution
Confident to challenge where appropriate
Strong analytical and numeracy skills, with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Vigorous time management skills and able to balance multiple priorities by considering risk, importance and level of urgency
Ability to effectively and efficiently work with virtual teams
Eagerness to learn quickly, be proactive and share knowledge
Experience in translating technical system "jargon" into business relevant terms so that concepts are understandable to client serving teams
Well-developed listening skills to provide focused advice, combined with the capability