Overheads Finance Manager (Full-time or Part-Time (4dpw))

At Grosvenor, we seek to recruit and develop people who share our values - Integrity, Respect and Trust - and have the skills and ambition to help us implement our strategy. We offer a range of career opportunities - for graduates, property professionals and within our business support, operations and management teams. Purpose of Role As a key member of the Finance team the focus of the role will be to provide high quality insight and information to support business decision making. This will require working as a Finance business partner to the HR team and budget holders across the breadth of the business, acting as a critical friend in providing information, analysis, understanding and challenge. The role is responsible for ensuring quality overheads information is delivered to key decision-makers in a timely, understandable and discreet manner. To this end, the role has the support of an Overheads Management Accountant and as a team, it is expected that these 2 roles ensure our overhead spend is efficient, in line with budgets and fits with our long-term vision for the business. It will involve working closely with and, at times, challenging senior managers and offers the opportunity to influence business outcomes through accurate and relevant analysis of past and future performance. The timely identification, interpretation and communication of key themes and cost drivers will be a critical success factor. The role has one direct report, the Overheads Management Accountant. Key Responsibilities Providing high quality insight and information to support business decision making Working as a Finance business partner to the HR team and budget holders across the breadth of the business, acting as a critical friend in providing analysis, understanding and challenge. Monitoring performance of cost centres against budget and forecasting potential opportunities and risks to deliver business goals. Reinforcing a culture of budgetary responsibility will be important. Developing a thorough knowledge of the composition of the overheads, including cost drivers, areas of discretionary spend and identifying potential cost savings. The role may also contribute to identifying ways to mitigate overruns or find alternative savings. The design and development of business insight and reporting, as far as possible leveraging business systems. Ensuring the ongoing professional development of the Overheads Management Accountant. Production and review of Group financial statement disclosures for overhead-related matters, e.g. pensions and staff costs, as well as the financial statements of a subsidiary entity. To achieve this, it will be necessary to: Work closely with the senior managers across the business to identify areas where additional insight is required. Act as a trusted business partner, by building and maintaining excellent collaborative relationships with senior managers and HR. Challenge performance where it falls short of expected standards and highlight areas of cost saving that can be replicated elsewhere. Take a leading role in managing the development of the Overheads Management Accountant. Maintain complete confidentiality at all times. Key Requirements Qualified accountant with previous experience of preparing forecasts and budgets. Good numerical and analytical skills. Accuracy in preparing information and an ability to interpret and communicate findings effectively and in a non-technical way. Clear and confident in dealing with senior individuals in the organization. Ability to be robust and provide challenge. Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills - able to communicate with individuals at all levels of the organisation Demonstrates a confidential and highly responsible attitude to handling sensitive and confidential data. A strong work ethic and a team player. Ability to develop strong working relationships with individuals outside of the finance team. Self-motivated and proactive. Flexible and able to effectively manage a number of priorities at any one time. An effective planner who is able to prioritise activities to create the greatest value, managing time effectively. Strong experience of identifying and implementing improvements in processes and financial reporting Implements more sustainable ways of working and encourages others to improve sustainability performance. Please note that this role is open to those looking for a full-time or part-time (4 days per week) role. At Grosvenor we value diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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