Global IT Finance Manager

Norton Rose Fulbright
South East England
14 Jan 2018
01 Feb 2018
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Full time
The Team We are currently recruiting a Global IT Finance Manager to join our established Global IT Department as member of the Global IT Controls Team. The Global IT Controls team led by our Global Head of IT Controls, provides support and advice across the Global IT department which includes Procurement, Disaster Recover, Communications and Engagement as well as Finance. This role will predominately support the Global CIO and the Global Service Leads to deliver the global IT strategy of standardization, consolidation and rationalization whilst delivering value for money. There will also be significant contact with the regional CIO's. The Role The Global IT Finance Manager report will report into Global IT Controls and will have regular communications with the Global CIO and Global Service Leads to support the delivery of high quality services from the department. The main focus of the role is to deliver valuable information in a timely manner to the key stakeholders as well as providing commercial guidance and financial advice to the department. This includes presenting to the IT Leadership Team as well as the COO's. Specific Responsibilities The detailed responsibilities include but are not limited to; Support the Global CIO in the delivery of the Global IT Strategy. Preparation and publication of regular financial reports with associated commentaries. Continual monitoring of financial performance, identifying and reporting areas of opportunity and risk with supporting plans to remediate the risk or realize the opportunity. Identify areas where efficiencies can be achieved and savings realized. Co–ordinate the annual group shared budget cycle, this will involve liaising with the Global and regional managers across the global department. Support those responsible for budget performance in understanding their cost drivers and work with them to identify areas of improvement. Support the Global PMO by providing financial control and governance to globally delivered projects. Provide business case support for group shared projects ensuring the financials present a true and fair view. Transparently report the IT Group shared costs and the method for apportioning costs ensuring the approach is the most equitable. Skills and Experience Required A solid grounding and a breadth and depth of post qualification experience. A recognized professional accountancy qualification. Experience of working within technology and technology services. Commercially focused. Experience of working with shared service organizations and apportioning costs equitably. Positive, committed and willingness to help and learn. MS Excel. High levels of computer literacy and competence. Strong Presentation Skills, with proven ability of presenting financial information to non–finance professionals. Good Problem Solver. Methodical Proven ability to Multi–task. Sense of pride in work. Flexible approach to working hours. Ability to work under pressure Ability to build strong business relationships Confidence and willingness to deal with people at all levels At Norton Rose Fulbright we welcome receiving direct candidate applications via our careers page. If you would like to ask any specific questions beforehand, please contact Simon Bristow at (enquiries only please – we do not accept applications by email) NO AGENCIES PLEASE