Senior Finance Associate

Full Time
Middle Management
Published on 30/05/2024

Job Description


Senior Finance Associate

Role Overview

We are looking for an Senior Finance Associate with excellent finance analytical financial skills to join our team. The Senior Finance Associate is expected to analyse and compile financial reports and has a good understanding of management accounting. This role will be pivotal in the financial planning processes, commercial analysis and supporting the Engagement Leaders and Managers in the engagement financials.


Main Responsibilities:

Business Partnering

  • Develop an understanding of the business being supported, being proactive to learn about products/services/markets
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders
  • Produce reporting, data analysis and other reporting used for the leadership team for the business areas being supported
  • Prepare draft commentaries including insight, for the Finance Business Partners (FBPs) to build upon as part of overall deliverables
  • Support the tracking and reporting of all performance KPIs - especially those that have a P&L impact
  • Support standardisation and efficiency in use and production of MI in general, challenging exceptions

Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Supporting with the delivery of business plans, budgets, and forecasts across the business areas and products
  • Supporting with planning and analysis, consolidation and reporting of outputs
  • Prepare analytical reviews and actuals vs. forecast/budget commentary

Financial Control & management

  • Execute processes to ensure that the accounts accurately reflect the financial performance and position of the business
  • Execute cost management processes to ensure good controls are in place around spend
  • Be the point contact for cost coding. Investigating and escalating as required
  • Ensure that the accounts accurately reflect the financial performance and position of the business units. Scrutinise the underlying data and manage accruals accordingly
  • Supporting with engagement financial reviews
  • Help to ensure finance processes and policies are adhered to. Challenge deviation and always be forward thinking about improvements

Working capital management

  • Support the management and review of Working Capital KPIs
  • Monitor the business actions on WIP and debt items and highlight Engagement
  • Leaders/Managers underperformance to ensure it is escalated

Finance Community

  • Play a role in the broader finance community, including active participation in meetings, forums and projects
  • Support change programmes delivered by Finance / KPMG Business Services, including automation tools, self-service, standardisation, and any other changes in ways of working
  • Work closely with the finance team in Malta, FBPs and the service centre
  • Within your role, you have the responsibility of protecting all information that is shared with you in the course of your association with KPMG (including information provided by clients) in line with the requirements of the Information Security Policy.


Skills and Qualifications

  • Partially qualified accountant and over 2 years relevant experience of accounting in an operational or professional services environment
  • Resilient and able to work with multiple and highly demanding stakeholders
  • Ability to work with financial models and apply the assumptions to forecasts/budgets
  • Working knowledge of project and cost accounting, including capacity/absorption


Microsoft Business Solutions Overview

At KPMG MBS, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients, and our communities.

This sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG MBS. Among other things, you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

#Bethechange and #makethechange. Join our talented, successful team and make the leap into the future.

For this exciting opportunity we have put together a great package that combines a competitive salary with a bundle of extras including allowances, business travel allowances, certifications to support you in your career growth, private insurance, and medical insurance for you and your family.

Don’t worry, we know that change can be a challenge.. even scary sometimes - but we are here to guide you and help you achieve your untapped potential.

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