Finance Manager Job Description : Responsibilities and ScopeResponsibilitiesLead the overall process for the creation and maintenance of the annual plan, functional and operational budgets, as well as monthly and quarterly forecastsCollaborate with senior members of the Group FP&A team to set and implement the Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting (PB&F) strategy and manage the annual planning calendarLead the PB&F team (i.
e. staff, manage and motivate a team of direct reports) to drive performance, operational effectiveness and consistently high levels of service in accordance with the defined strategy Work closely with business-
aligned CoE Decision Support teams to : Define the need for and the source of data requirements for the planning, budgeting and forecasting processReview projections, budgets and historical results, and articulate the impact of variances Set deadlines, define templates and implement global standardsCoordinate the consolidation of annual plans, budgets, and forecasts for leadership and management presentationsProvide inputs (e.
g. budgets vs. actuals, missed material transactions) to the Business-aligned CoE teams to develop narratives to highlight key impacts and opportunitiesCoordinate escalation / identification of issues and advise Finance leadership of potential business and / or operational risks, while developing mitigating actionsEnsure quality, accuracy, and timeliness of forecasts, and compliance against defined Service Level Agreements (SLAs)Owns updates to Standard Operating Procedures, policies, desktop manuals and leads process improvement initiatives within the CoEOversee goal setting, workload balancing, teambuilding, professional development, and general operating parameters of the PB&F teamServe as a member of the Centre of Excellence leadership team, and collaborate with other leaders to ensure efficient and effective delivery of servicesSupport the strategic direction defined by the Head of the CoEImpact / ScopeManage the Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting team within a new global FP&A CoE that supports regional and business unit performance, reporting directly into the Head of the FP&A CoEAssist or lead ad-
hoc projects, as requiredRequired Skills and ExperienceEducation and ExperienceMinimum 5 years’ experience managing a large Finance team, with strong background in Financial Planning & AnalysisUniversity degree / relevant certification (e.
g. CPA, CIMA) preferred; an MBA would be an advantageExperience in the technology industry and working in a large organisation is preferredExperience of working for a US SOX-
compliant company is preferredKnowledge and SkillsProven leadership abilities and an inclusive style, with a keen desire to build and manage a high-
ability to utilize experience to continuously improve and streamline processes within the teamExperience with various tools like Anaplan, Tableau and other Planning / Forecasting tools is a plusAbility to meet the rigorous deadlines of a growth company, and to multitask and prioritise responsibilitiesA strong customer service orientation and continuous improvement mindsetThe existing right to work in the country in which you are applyingJob : Finance Micro Focus is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, colour, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship or any other legally protected status
Job Description : Responsibilities and Scope
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Define the need for and the source of data requirements for the planning, budgeting and forecasting process
Review projections, budgets and historical results, and articulate the impact of variances
Set deadlines, define templates and implement global standards
Required Skills and Experience