Finance Associate, Engagement Finance Champion - new job in Watford, UK

Finance Associate, Engagement Finance Champion
  • £23,000 - £29,000 per Annum
  • Contract
  • Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK WD17 1DE Watford Hertfordshire GBR WD17 1DE
Job Ref: 92901 SH
Sector: Cybersecurity
Date Added: 07 September 2022


Our client in the UK is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Legal, Tax and Advisory services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues we bring our creativity, insight and experience to solve our clients' and communities' biggest problems. We've been doing this for more than 150 years.

We aim to be universally recognised as a place for great people to do their best work. A firm known for our collaborative and inclusive culture, using technology to empower and equip our people to deliver outstanding work with real flexibility - through inspiring workspaces, innovative ways to collaborate and hybrid ways of working.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our mission is simple: To support the UK in a connected world. It guides everything we do, underpinned by our values: Courage, Integrity, Excellence, Together and For Better.

Role and responsibilities

This role sits within the Operational Excellence Hubs (OEH) To work as part of the Engagement Finance Champions team, supporting the capabilities across a range of areas. OEH is an innovative, agile, and collaborative function that provides services to support our client-facing colleagues in the delivery of their work. OEH supports the business through a variety of specialist teams, who work collaboratively to support the business to run smoothly.

  • Develop an understanding of the business being supported, proactively learning about Finance processes.
  • Support the business with process and administration queries and requests which are outside of the scope of EXL and other Finance support teams, using the team's workflow management system to log and track queries through to resolution.
  • Review liquidity and WIP reporting, highlighting and following up on risk and billing opportunities, and highlight Engagement Leader / Engagement Manager underperformance, where necessary.
  • Work with Key Stakeholders to ensure Engagement Partners and Engagement Managers fully understand the lock-up cycle and how to deliver against their lock-up targets.
  • Meet with Engagement Partners and Engagement Managers, as required, to discuss billing actions.
  • Help to ensure Finance processes and policies are adhered to, escalating deviation where necessary.
  • Support compliance and education around relevant finance-related processes.
  • Be an advocate for change programmes delivered by Finance, including automation tools, self-service, standardisation, and any other changes.
  • Keep team Knowledgebases and process documentation up to date.
  • Take ownership for own performance and identify areas for improvement and development.

The Person

  • Proactive attitude
  • Well organised
  • Able to prioritise and deal with a varied workload
  • High attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Resilient and able to work with multiple and demanding stakeholders
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Numeracy literate - preference for a Maths 'A' level or equivalent qualification


  • Financial/Finance experience such as a Finance Assistant/ Finance Analyst
  • Organisation skills
  • AAT Part Qualified / Junior Accounting experience
  • Microsoft office experience - (Excel)
  • Hybrid working experience

If you have the skills and experience and would like to be considered for this amazing opportunity then please apply.

Lorien Internal is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

07/10/2022 13:25:50
GBP 23000 29000 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Stefan Hutchinson

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