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Financial Controller, People Advisory

  • People Advisory UK
  • London, England, United Kingdom
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Financial Controller, People Advisory UK

Teneo is seeking a Financial Controller who will be responsible for producing accurate and timely management reporting for Teneo’s UK People Advisory business.

Key Responsibilities

People Advisory Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Provide support and timely reporting to the Finance Director EMEA, COO and CEO
  • Prepare month-end results, including variance analysis for both current month and full year outturn performance in Teneo format
  • Prepare monthly control files and balance sheet reconciliations, including compliance with global control software
  • Ensure the accuracy of the P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Manage month end timetable and compliance with it
  • Ensure efficient cash flow management and forecasting
  • Prepare 1st draft of board reports in the Teneo format
  • Manage payroll & pension submissions in conjunction with HR
  • Maintain staff forecasts, revenue forecasts and new business pipelines
  • Work with the Revenue Accountant to prepare & send out client invoices after coordinating & agreeing amounts with the relevant project leads
  • Ensure prompt payment of all client invoices by following up regularly to confirm payment dates and escalating to client leads
  • Address any non-payment queries as soon as they arise so that they do not impact the payment of any client invoices
  • Work with the Revenue Accountant to operate the accounts payable function with suitable segregation of duties as part of a strong control environment

Ad-Hoc Support:

  • Support the Finance Director EMEA in preparation of annual budgets or major reforecasts
  • Ensure that COO People Advisory & Finance Director EMEA are made aware of any potential issues
  • Support the COO People Advisory on ad-hoc tasks such compensation modelling, sub-team budgeting and tracking
  • Work with the COO to track and report performance KPIs (both financial and non-financial) back to the leadership team on at least a quarterly basis

Central Finance Support:

  • Work with UK peers on combined UK submissions, including but not limited to VAT, Corporation tax and financial statements

Regulation:

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory bodies
  • Prepare statutory reports required by regulators
  • Liaise closely with external auditors as necessary to ensure timely completion within global timelines
  • Support preparation of statutory accounts

Requirements:

The Financial Controller should act with discretion, integrity and professionalism at all times and be a key source of financial support for Finance Director EMEA, the COO and CEO.

Technical:

  • Should be fluent in English - speaking & writing
  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified for minimum of 3 years
  • Finance Manager experience for 2+ years
  • Experience of working in the finance function of a professional services business
  • Should have a good knowledge of US GAAP
  • Ensures all reports, data and written work are correct in detail and without error
  • Proactively develops initiatives to improve internal financial systems with the objective of delivering an effective and efficient service to the business
  • Keeps up to date with contemporary trends and technology
  • Makes good decisions in a timely manner that reflect a full understanding of risks, costs and benefits
  • Clearly and comfortably delegates both routine and important tasks/decisions
  • Can skillfully and confidently negotiate both internally and externally
  • Fully proficient level of competency in all mainstream software packages that are relevant to role
  • Strong initiative and adopts a proactive approach
  • Identifies issues and resolves promptly
  • Manages and prioritises workload of themselves and their team effectively
  • Successfully juggles multiple tasks

Relationship Building:

  • Creates an immediate, positive and credible impression on others
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with all levels of people
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with colleagues, clients and external suppliers
  • Communicates effectively with colleagues, clients and suppliers
  • Seen as a cooperative team player willing to resolve issues for the good of all
  • Leads and inspires team and gets the best from everyone

Culture

  • Always seeks to go above and beyond
  • Proactively takes on the challenge of unfamiliar tasks
  • Calm and resilient
  • Positive outlook, committed and enthusiastic
  • Consistently works as a team player to achieve shared values and common goals
  • Displays a healthy work-life balance, while sharing the load if teams are under pressure
  • Actively participates in continuing professional development

Benefits:

New joiners are supported by an induction programme. As well as this we offer a whole host of benefits and rewards including;

  • Competitive salary (depends on experience)
  • 25 days holiday
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Flexible working policy
  • Annual salary review
  • Pension (company contribution: 5% of annual salary)
  • Extensive investment in personal development & learning
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave (depending on length of service) and shared parental leave
  • Group Income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work schemes
  • Season ticket loans
  • Regular social, cultural and charitable activities
  • Modern office at London Bridge with free breakfast, fruit, snacks etc

About Teneo

Teneo advises business leaders, enabling them to achieve goals faster and at lower cost by earning trust, navigating disruption and removing barriers. We are built to help businesses succeed in a world no longer defined by boundaries and disciplines. Our clients include a significant number of the FTSE 100 and Fortune 100, as well as other global public and private corporations.

We’re an ambitious, global consultancy which allows employees unmatched opportunities to develop and work with inspiring, motivated people. Our teams bring together the disciplines of strategic communications, investor relations, restructuring, management consulting, physical & cyber risk, financial advisory, corporate governance advisory, ESG, DE&I, political & policy risk, and talent advisory, to solve for the most complex business challenges and opportunities. We aim to make companies and institutions stronger and more valuable. We are capable of advising at the most senior levels across the world’s leading businesses and organisations and we’re proud to work with some of the strongest brands in the world.

Across the globe, Teneo employs more than 1,500 people, offering global reach from a light infrastructure, built out of regional hubs.

Our culture is critical to our success. We have a flat management structure with an open and supportive office atmosphere. To support progression and learning, we foster a supportive environment with a focus on mental health and wellbeing as well as adopting an inclusive environment that allows all employees to flourish.  We recognise that diversity is essential for our business and encourage applicants from all backgrounds.

At Teneo, we have fully embraced hybrid working and redefined the way we work such that it facilitates collaboration, optimises productivity and promotes the health and wellbeing of our people. We are also happy to discuss other forms of flexible working so please let us know if this is something you would like to discuss.

 

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