Finance Operations Manager

Role Overview:

As a Manager, Finance Operations, you will be a leader of people, programs, and projects that drives the day-to-day execution of key activities and ensure continuity and operational alignment to teams focused on the consolidation and reporting of financial results within a defined geographic segment. You will provide operational leadership and manage standard processes, projects, and programs.

Key Role Responsibilities:

Day to day you will:

  • Define, implement and manage monthly business review process and forecast reporting, including data aggregation and integration across all engagements for country/region/area financial reports and projections
  • Drive integration, consistency, and operational excellence across the finance function, including partnership and alignment with other finance teams and overall business strategy
  • Set and manage budgets and activity/billing rates in alignment with local business plan and organizational goals
  • Lead management accounting function to create forecasts and ensure informed decision-making across the business
  • Own responsibility for financial performance management and monitoring

Key Role Skill & Capability Requirements:

Your technical and non-technical skills may include:
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, such as Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint,
  • Ability to mentor, lead, and coach team in the resolution of large/complex issues
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • A strong work ethic
  • Ability to strive in a fast-pace environment
  • Experience with Cognos TM1, SQL and other similar tools
  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to and experience with handling and analysing budgets
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • Experience with revenue recognition in technology and consulting environment
Preferred Education Background:

Tertiary qualified in Finance, Commerce, Accounting or related field

Scope of Work:
  • Nature of Work: Creates and implements work plans for assigned projects, programs, and/or clients against established operational objectives; supports translation of group strategy into objectives and work plans.
  • Scope of Work: Provides operational leadership for work efforts requiring significant coordination.
  • Complexity: Complex problems that consistently span work domains, requiring considerable judgment of contextual factors.
  • Discretion: Wide latitude in approach to work, including ability to reshape work plans, guided by professional best practices and domain expertise.
  • Organizational Impact: Work efforts have significant impact on near- and medium-term Avanade and/or client operations. If client-facing, should contribute to client-relationship and sales outcomes.
  • Supervision Received: Works independently, with occasional validation of work efforts against strategic and operational objectives. Significant latitude in judgment & approach.
  • Supervision Provided: Mentors and manages work efforts of more junior colleagues and team members as required by various workstreams; may formally supervise work of project teams. If managing team(s) of more junior employees full-time, then refer to the People & Business Leadership levelling criteria. Often serves as Career Advisor.
  • Knowledge Applied: Applies advanced knowledge of learned occupation / discipline and strong business operational acumen.
Relevant Additional Details:

Ability to travel when required

Requisition ID - 56483

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