Finance & Accounting

Finance Manager - Overheads

Location: 
Richmond United Kingdom
Hours: 
35 hours / week
Contract Type: 
Regular
Schedule Type: 
Full Time
Job ID: 
R39867

At RX Global we are seeking driven Finance Manager who will take on all aspects to manage the UK Central Overheads. You will play a key role in running the day-to-day, month end accounting responsibilities, meeting corporate budgeting/forecasting timelines and transforming the UK Finance SSC into a centre of excellence by becoming a SME in this domain.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Heads of Department for budgeting for Overheads (RTE, B2B, Central Overheads, MackBrooks and ReedPOP).
  • Monitor performance against budget and dealing proactively with queries.
  • Provide support and advice to heads of department in all financial aspects.
  • Support with a full month end actual, budgeting and forecasting Overheads and prepare final numbers for UK Finance.
  • Provide a consolidated commentary and analysis for monthly variances on labour and non-labour costs, flag risks and opportunities.
  • Support the preparation and review of balance sheet reconciliations for overhead accruals and prepayments.
  • Ensure the consistency of reconciliations and reporting across all areas of overheads.
  • Maintain FTE reconciliation to the payroll headcount file and update monthly for joiners/leavers and breakdown by function, ensuring it is loaded to Hyperion.
  • Functional cost and FTE reporting and ensuring consistency across the team.
  • Ensuring that the commentary of functional cost variance is completed for RELX.
  • Liaising with payroll to ensure the correct activity codes are used for functional reporting and kept up to date.
  • Proactively challenge overhead costs and look for savings where appropriate.
  • Ensure copy actuals to current forecast in Hyperion and audit checks are carried out.
  • Prepare and load the balance sheet forecasting for accruals/prepayments into Hyperion.
  • Prepare the Property, Charity returns for RELX.
  • Potential to get involved in system improvement projects which are ongoing
  • Assist Financial Controller team for any audit or stats requirements.

Ideal candidate profile:

A service driven and pro-active finance professional who can demonstrate the following:

  • Qualified through one of the recognised bodies or QBE
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Confidence with communicating numerical data to both financial and non-financial business partners
  • A positive and organised approach, committed to achieving tight deadlines
  • General accounting packages experience (Oracle GBS and Hyperion a plus)
  • Ability to multitask effectively with a range of tasks and priorities
  • A supportive teamwork ethic

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