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Finance Partner (Global Experian Data Quality)

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Here at Experian, we currently looking for a Finance Partner to join our Experian Data Quality Finance team based in London (Waterloo).

   

The incumbent will be a true partner to our Experian Data Quality area of the Experian business, who focus on helping our clients take control of their data to build stronger relationships with their customers. This role works alongside the EDQ Global Product Management Team to ensure that EDQ is investing its cost and resources in line with revenue objectives, and that it manages its cost base effectively within the agreed budgets.

 

The role has a primary focus on ensuring that EDQ global delivers on its key financial objectives, in terms of both its central cost budget as well as the wider global financial performance. It is also a key point of liaison across regions, to ensure effective sharing of knowledge and best practice, as well as visibility of performance.
   

This is a highly visible role which will have significant exposure to senior stakeholders (both finance and non-finance) with a varied set of responsibilities. In this role, you’ll have an opportunity to have influence across all elements of the business and the ability to positively impact performance.

 

This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of the EDQ Global finance team, currently based across North America (Boston and Costa Mesa), London and Bulgaria.

 

Key responsibilities

 

The Finance Partner is required to work closely alongside a broad range of key business stakeholders, supporting the Global Management Team, as well as being a key representative of finance to the wider EDQ Global team. 

 

In particular, the Finance Partner is responsible for:

 

Month end / MMC / Reporting

  • Management of the month end and year end close process for Global EDQ; ensuring an effective, efficient and accurate month-end close process across costs, capex and balance sheet
  • Leading the monthly reforecast process to ensure that risks, opportunities and key actions are well communicated to the business and understood by all key stakeholders
  • Accountability for supporting and enabling financial performance in line with budget (EBIT)
  • Ensuring that monthly management information reporting is completed in line with timetable, and that it provides clear insights and relevant KPI’s to support decision making
  • Supporting the development of initiatives to meet financial targets and lead finance work-streams where possible (e.g. headcount / structural analysis and review of controllable spend to maximise EBIT performance)
  • Defining process for global product reporting, and reviewing on a monthly basis


 Budgeting / Strategic Planning

  • Contributing to key business projects, with accountability for delivering relevant finance inputs and impacts (e.g. process considerations) examples may include helping to run the Annual budget and strategic planning process
  • Supporting Global EDQ Investment projects – e.g. investment case, or other capex development projects
  • Longer term financial planning and modelling


 Business Partnering / Other

  • Ability to assist with Ad hoc requests as required, providing financial insights to business stakeholders and helping to shape business decisions
  • Providing input and challenge around resourcing strategy for global product development, ensuring that best value for money achieved
  • Acting as finance key contact to provide finance support and coaching to stakeholders within the business
  • Acting as a coach and role model within the finance team - providing financial insight on business performance and sharing best practice from other global teams 
  • Networking with colleagues to build relationships whilst developing an understanding of the commercial aspect of EDQ 
  • Accountable for working across the EDQ Finance team to ensure that effective controls are in place around process for purchasing, recruitment and cross-regional royalty payments 
  • Working proactively to identify and drive opportunities for process improvements within finance and the wider business 
  • Actively contributing to a culture where the fair treatment of customers is at the heart of the Experian business
  • Taking personal responsibility for ensuring that all regulatory requirements and appropriate controls are adhered to in the interests of our customers

     

What are we looking for?

 

We’re looking for someone who is looking to progress their career with a market leading, Global organisation. We’re looking for future talent, and so you must be someone who thrives from adding real value to the business and to your own development. 

     

Key experience/skills we’re looking for:  

  • Newly qualified ACA/ACCA or CIMA.

  • Post qualification experience or experience working in finance would be an advantage

  • Strong desire to understand the commercial drivers of a business
  • Excellent numeracy and analytical problem solving capabilities 
  • Strong financial analysis and modelling skills, with a high attention to detail 
  • Presence, gravitas and ability to influence senior stakeholders 
  • Ability to communicate numerical information in an easy to understand manner 
  • Experience of having worked in a fast-paced, preferably matrix environment and able to successfully manage multiple competing priorities 
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of technical accounting issues – e.g. revenue recognition, Capex
  • Good interpersonal and business partnering skills

Sound like the ideal role? We look forward to receiving your application!

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