Finance Portfolio Manager

Luton, United Kingdom
19 Nov 2022
26 Nov 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Our client is a Global Pharmaceutical company looking for a finance and governance focused Portfolio Manager to join on a contract basis.

Working in Finance Architecture, Change & Transformation (FACT) is fast-paced, dynamic and challenging. We are looking for people who want to seize the opportunity to take an exciting step in their personal development journey and play a fundamental part of delivering a world-class finance organisation.

If you can bring ideas and fresh thinking to the table, embrace the thought of taking ownership of the Finance vision, and can imagine yourself playing a key part in making it a reality, then we want to hear from you.

In this role you will:
  • Manage and monitor the Finance portfolio of significant projects from all areas of Finance, including FACT, BAU led projects, and other areas with a significant impact on Finance processes.
  • Define and manage the governance of projects in Finance, including prioritisation, project initiation, management of dependencies, risk and control requirements, resources and optimisation of the portfolio
  • Provide expert advice as projects are set up, including prioritising demand, ensuring the right people are involved and advising on appropriate methodologies
  • Identify, manage and resolve significant issues, risks, dependencies and resource constraints as presented by the portfolio
  • Ensure project and change delivery is auditable by external and internal auditors

Key responsibilities:
  • Portfolio review - consistent and concise, digestible, and shareable with senior leaders, correct and up to date, alignment with S/4HANA Prep projects
  • Preparation, facilitation and action tracking of monthly Cross Global Process Owners and Finance Architecture Board Meetings
  • Standardised information gathering and storage of all projects within the Finance landscape
  • Effective interaction with Project Teams to drive decision making through accurate reporting and analysis
  • Ensure the projects are compliant with the change Governance Framework, audit and control requirements, and any Finance standards, working closely with the FACT programme manager and other project owners

Skills & Experience :
  • Significant experience in managing complex portfolios of projects interfacing with multiple stakeholders
  • Understanding of Finance processes, information, data, and common technology (including SAP S/4HANA would be advantageous) to identify dependencies and appropriate sequencing
  • Experience of Finance Transformation in large organisations - advantageous
  • Experience of Project roll outs / Business Lead experience
  • Highly collaborative and proven ability to work with various parts of the organisation to deliver goals and outcomes
  • Clear and concise communication, and ability to translate conceptual or technical information so it is easily understood
  • Experience of working with Senior Stakeholders. Bring insights from the Data to advise Senior Stakeholder audience
  • Knowledge of Power BI, Smart Sheet & Process Flowchart programmes

Job Title: Finance Portfolio Manager

Location: Luton, UK

Rate/Salary: 550.00 - 600.00 GBP Daily

Job Type: Contract

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