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Portfolio Financial Manager

Portfolio Financial Manager

Whitehall Resources are looking for an experienced Portfolio Financial Manager for an initial 6 month contract in London.

Role Description:

The Portfolio Finance Manager leads the management and analysis of data, process and governance pertaining to financial control for IT Infrastructure Delivery (ITID) Portfolio & Programme Management (PPM) Finance team, covering some 250 projects across several large programmes.

The Portfolio Finance Manager works with key senior stakeholders locally and globally and influences at GCB 3, 2 and 1 levels, frequently within the immediate organisation and occasionally beyond. This role covers:

– Responsibility for the quality of financial reports and analysis, across portfolios within remit
– The development of broad relationships with key stakeholders, across a range of internal and external functions.
– Lead, coach, train and develop employees, both on and off shore.
– Influence key financial stakeholders to drive efficiencies and effective utilisation of funds across regions and entities.
– Drive the execution of the annual budgeting process for portfolios within remit.
– Lead the monthly re-forecasting cycle for the entire ITID PPM community, drive adherence to deadlines and act as an SME to portfolios and provide advice and guidance as needed.
– Lead global financial governance forums with key senior stakeholders.
– Design and oversee plan to ensure that the team adheres to the period close timetable and meets all periodic close deadlines.
– Lead the implementation of changes in financial processes and controls across the entire ITID PPM community, as instructed by Head of Portfolio Services.
– Drive reporting requirements to enable informed senior management decisions based on accurate and timely data.
– Collaborate effectively with key decision makers on financial planning and its inherent risks, issues and opportunities
– Innovate to optimise financial processes and compiling reports, driving efficiencies and cost savings.
– Lead team responsible for the production and reporting of financial data processing and analysis and driving process efficiency within the governance framework.
– Continuously assess training needs around financials and address through appropriate mediums and forums, ensuring guidance documents and templates are up to date.
– Actively seek to minimise variances across the portfolio and drive accurate forecasting by regular communication with portfolio and project leads.
– Actively drive collaboration across various stakeholders from a demand, resourcing and financial perspective.
– Establish reputation as a Finance expert in related area of expertise, using extensive knowledge in markets and products of specialisation


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