The purpose of the role is to provide strategic and day-to-day operational support to the Financial Markets Partners and National Practice Group head (NPGH)
Reports to: Finance Director
Main duties and responsibilities:
The Business Manager will assist the NPGH and the Partners in the Financial Markets Group with a range of tasks and projects, including: - Helping drive the Group’s strategic planning process, including preparation of the Group’s business plans - Managing the financial performance of the Group including preparation of the Group’s annual budgets and monitoring the Group utilisation, time recording, WIP, Debts and profitability - Review trends and highlight key information from monthly P&L reports to the partners - Hold regular meetings with individual partners to discuss practice growth, target clients, income projections, products and profile - Working with the secretarial coordinator to improve the processes and efficiencies within the Group - Review monthly utilisation reports and clean up data - To make sure mid-year and end of year appraisals take place and feedback is collected. - To liaise with HR around secondments, promotions, graduate placements and trainee schedules - Speaking to partners to identify candidates for promotion, assist the Group Head in testing rationale of business case - Discuss and reviewing business plans and objectives with MA and Partner promotion candidates
To be successful in this role the Business Manager will need to build and manage a number of key relationships within the business; this will include working closely with the Group’s Partners and Business Services directors and other senior management.
• Experience in a strategic consultancy or similar strategy or analysis led environment • Experience in international professional services organisations and an appreciation of their dynamics • Strong financial and research capability • Strong problem solving skills and ability to develop and implement practical solutions • Good communication skills – written, spoken and general persuasive / influencing • Project Management and leadership experience, particularly around change implementation • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams and the ability to build consensus and buy in from multiple stakeholders • Experience coaching / mentoring fee earners for both business development and career progression • Ability to engage comfortably at all levels within the organisation • A desire to understand this business and to work as part of a team to take it forward • A recognition of the relationship between strategy and implementation, and a proven track record in supporting both effectively • Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and • Able to develop professional relationships and build business through diverse networks