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Finance Manager

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Recruiter: Coventry Building Society
Listed on: 13th May
Location: Coventry
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 2022-6-26

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About The Role
As a fully regulated business by both the PRA and FCA, establishing and maintaining the appropriate Information Technology financial and value management is critical from business as usual activities through to major change programmes and the transformation portfolio.
This is a senior professional role in our Finance and Value team.  The role will support the ‘Senior Manager - CIDO Finance and Value' in the effective financial management of the CIDO function.
This role will work closely with Chief Information Digital Officer Senior Management and SME's to undertake cost management and financial planning activities across the function; producing robust Operational and Long Range budgets (Capital and Revenue) and multi-year forecasting.  This role will actively engage with CIDO Senior Management and provide commercial insight, financial risk management, expertise, analysis and challenge.  The role will provide guidance and support on the financial impact of business decisions in line with the Society's Long-term strategic objectives.
The role will be responsible for:

Production of robust, timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial performance reports
Managing and resolving issues, queries and concerns raised by internal and external stakeholders.
Continuous improvement by maintaining a view of the emerging needs of the CIDO Department
Proactively responding to changing needs to ensure that the Finance and Value team is an enabler to CIDO being an efficient and well-managed department.

Championing the definition of ‘Value' within the CIDO Operating Model, the role will work with Product Portfolios, Central Finance and Strategic Planning in the development of robust business cases.  The role will support the Senior Manager CIDO Finance and Value to identify ‘Invest to Save' and ‘Cost Management' initiatives and lead activity to deliver efficiencies through the CIDO Operating Model.
Hours: 35 - Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm
Hybrid working is choosing the best location for you to carry out your role - this could be in the office or it could be at home. You can be flexible in your approach, for example coming into the office when you need to collaborate with colleagues in person, or working from home if you have a lot of Zoom meetings to go to. We're taking a team-led approach, so how you manage your working week and place of work is down to your preferences and how you and your team work best.
About you:

Passion to ensure the business delivers a great customer service and experience. Seeking to understand how decisions affect the end user and asking question to gain insight into the customer perspective and experience.
Create a culture of continuous improvement.  You learn from mistakes and use the experience to change how you and the team respond to similar situations in the future.
Intellectually curious; you encourage ideas and challenge. Keeps pace with change - acquires knowledge /skills as the business develops.
Highly self-aware and emotionally intelligent, you understand your impact on others and take time to understand all colleagues and help them to operate at their best.
With mindful resilience, you maintain energy and enthusiasm, and embrace situations positively.
An analytical mind with problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail

Professional qualifications or essential experience required: 

CCAB/CIMA/ACA or equivalent and working knowledge of accounting principles.
Substantial experience of the end-to-end annual fiscal cycle including budget setting, budget monitoring, forecasting, analysis, reporting and period/year end processes. Ideally within a financial sector or IT environment.
Demonstrable working knowledge of financial modelling, analysis, evaluation with efficient analytical skills and attention to detail.
Financial acumen with the ability to gather and analyse internal and external data from a wide range of sources in order to drive commercial insight.
Proven track record of continuous improvement / change management skills.
Strong relationship management, confident and credible in front of senior management.
Ability to explain complex financial information in written and verbal form to financial and non-financial people.


Ability to work to tight deadlines within a team environment and demonstrate resilience under pressure.
Strong IT skills to include spreadsheet and data manipulation skills; with particular reference to MS Excel.  Knowledge of ERP Accounting systems (preferred).

We Value Diversity
We value and accept people for who they are and the diversity they bring. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community, where you can succeed as your whole self.

To make decisions a team needs different perspectives, drawing on different experiences and backgrounds. Teams with people who embrace difference and are curious about other points of view, experience, innovate more, solve problems faster and achieve better outcomes. A culture where difference is valued and people can be themselves is a place where people can be brilliant.

We Believe in Flexibility For You

We believe that our people are our most valuable asset and we are committed to attracting and retaining the very best people who reflect our values.
We recognise the importance of helping you to balance your working life with other priorities. This may include parental and other caring responsibilities, education, charity work, leisure activities and other interests.

And we've recognised the benefits of a hybrid working approach, with colleagues choosing whether they want to work from home or in our offices. It's a team-led approach, with each area of the business deciding what works best for them.