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Senior Lead, FP&A, Finance - Advisory

South Pole Group


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join South Pole's mission to foster a sustainable society as a Senior Finance Business Partner and drive impactful change


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275 Grays Inn Rd

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: South Pole is a dynamic force in the sustainability sector, with a global presence and a mission to positively influence our climate, ecosystems, and communities. Working across the globe, South Pole aims to inspire and enable customers to gain value from sustainability efforts. The Corporate Functions team is crucial in supporting the company's growth with world-class solutions in various key areas.

  • Role Summary:
    • Act as a strategic liaison between finance and advisory units.
    • Provide financial guidance and insights to support decision-making.
    • Oversee financial performance, budgeting, and forecasting.
    • Collaborate on strategic planning and operational controls.
    • Analyze contracts for profitability and risk.
    • Lead financial forecast development and process improvements.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Qualified Accountant ACA/CIMA certification.
    • Experience in financial analysis and business partnering.
    • Strong grasp of financial principles and accounting practices, especially IFRS15.
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with various organizational levels.
    • Analytical thinking with a focus on problem-solving and decision-making.
    • Proficiency in financial modeling and data analysis tools.
    • Capacity to work independently and manage multiple projects.
  • What we offer:
    • A career with purpose and impact on our planet.
    • Work in a passionate, dynamic, international environment.
    • Growth and development opportunities.
    • Inclusive and equal opportunity employment.

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all continents across the globe, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions, we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Corporate Functions team is the “enablement engine” of South Pole. Behind the scenes, we provide the business with world-class solutions and best practices that sustain business growth and success. We cover key areas such as Finance, HR, Office Management, Legal, IT, Operations, etc. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you!

Job summary:

As the senior Finance Business Partner for South Pole advisory business, you will serve as the bridge between the finance department and the advisory global and regional leadership teams. You will provide strategic financial guidance and support to enable effective decision-making, drive business performance, and achieve financial objectives. You will build strong relationships across the advisory leadership team and regional accounting teams to ensure accurate and timely financials. 

Main tasks & responsibilities:

· Financial Analysis: Conduct in-depth financial analysis to support business decisions, including budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis, and trend identification. 

· Performance Management: Monitor and evaluate the financial performance of the business unit, developing KPIS and providing insights and recommendations to optimize profitability and operational efficiency. 

· Strategic Planning: Collaborate with business unit leaders to develop strategic plans and initiatives aligned with overall company goals. 

· Operational Controls: Support the business operations team to develop and implement an effective controls framework to safeguard profitability. 

· Commercial Finance: Review contracts to ensure that they maximise profitability and minimise risk for the business. 

· Decision Support: Provide financial insights and analysis to assist in decision-making processes, such utilisation, cost optimisation, and resource allocation. 

· Forecasting and Budgeting: Lead the development of accurate financial forecasts and budgets, working closely with business leaders to align financial plans with strategic objectives. 

· Continuous Improvement: Drive process improvements with both the operational and accounting teams to ensure accuracy of data and simplification of process.


Qualifications: Qualified Accountant ACA / CIMA. 

Proven experience in financial analysis, strategic planning, and business partnering roles. 

Strong understanding of financial principles, accounting practices, and regulatory requirements particularly IFRS15. 

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization. 

Analytical mindset with a focus on problem-solving and decision-making. 

Proficiency in financial modelling, forecasting techniques, and data analysis tools. 

Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people. We all have a contribution to make and South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability. Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.


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