Finance Manager

Job Title: Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Up to £40,000
Start Date: 2019-06-25 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP/RF3203/RC
Contact Name: Ryan Candy
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 25, 2019 06:22

Job Description

Due to exciting growth within our contract with University of London, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a finance manager to join our team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for driving financial performance, initiating and supporting local revenue and profit growth projects and supporting the delivery of contractual and budget initiatives. In addition, accountable for for accurate financial and management information and the management of a site-based finance function, giving clear direction, and effective communication to ensure high levels of engagement.

Package description
  • Up to £40,000 per annum
  • 10% performance led bonus
  • Benefits

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster and much more!

Main responsibilities
  • Provide clear financial and commercial advice to operational management, driving financial performance through commercially sound decision making and analysis
  • Ensure that Sodexo revenue recognition billing is as per set out within the contract
  • Ensure contract variations are appropriately documented, calculated and accounted for
  • Support the Operational management of the on-going complexities of the contract and client SLA
  • Involvement in discussions and negotiations with City, University of London, influencing decision makers to achieve the best possible outcome for Sodexo
  • Work with the operational Head of departments and their team to ensure that there is a robust commercial process in place to achieve Sodexo bid, budgets and forecasts
  • Proactively work with client finance team for timely reporting financials performance as per contract SLA, providing monthly billing with backup information & collection of debt
  • Agreement of annual budgets and maintaining a robust forecasting process across contracts, identifying issues and opportunities and ensuring that the operations managers have plans in place to address them
  • Identify opportunities and manage risks within the contract, escalate these in a timely manner
  • Work with Management to scope, instigate and facilitate the delivery of budget and other targets/ initiatives that will drive financial performance
  • Preparation of relevant, timely management information to equip the operators with the information required to make business decisions
  • Support the implementation and on-going delivery of Sodexo and Universities segment strategies as required, ensuring effective change management
  • Undertaken monthly business reviews to measure financial performance with operational management from both sites
  • Undertake monthly and ad-hoc sites visits and support with on-site compliance audits (safety walks)
  • Support contract variations with financial scenarios and attend quarterly client meetings
Ideal candidate
  • Proven finance acumen and negotiation skills gained through experience in dealing with large contracts.
  • Strong communicator with the confidence to challenge, influence and support at all levels
  • Demonstrable experience in continuous improvement and driving financial performance
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise workload
  • Proven ability to scope and deliver initiatives
  • Team player
  • Personal innovation and passion.
  • Experience at managing and motivating a team
  • A keen attention to detail
  • Experienced Microsoft Office user
  • Proven Universities industry experience
  • Systems experience – SAP, E-ProphIT
About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 37,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their age, disability, gender, transgender, marital or family status, race or ethnicity, religious belief of sexual orientation are welcome to and included within our business.