Role details

Business Manager - Consulting

City of London   •   £55,000 - £58,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Strong commercially minded accountant needed for a leading investment firm
  • Senior stakeholder interaction within a forward looking team

About Our Client

Our client have a global presence with offices and investments in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

The team is a commercially focused group who provide input and advice for the wider business based in their understanding of the financial data they work with.

Job Description

The Business Manager - Consulting based in London will have the following responsibilities:

Key deliverables

  • Maintain thorough understanding of each department's monthly and annual WIP, with focus on key deals and any potential risks
  • Challenge fee-earners on their fee forecasts to ensure robust pipeline in hand.
  • Work with Head and Finance team in setting individual and departmental annual budgets and monitor and report on on-going basis performance against each.
  • Month-end variance analysis and preparation of quarterly rolling forecasts.
  • Active management of each department's billing function including co-ordination of aged debt, and act as key support for each team and central Finance function.
  • Preparation of annual Business Plans and Produce financial analysis and regular reporting including KPIs.
  • Review P&L's in each cost centre of the Business Line.
  • Assist Business Line Head in creating new business plans for growth of the business line


  • Financial
  • Produce business line financial modelling and reporting
  • Monitor and report on budget and cost control
  • Monitor and report on all client targeting and business development activity
  • Drive KYC activity across the business line


  • Active team player
  • Shares expertise with colleagues
  • Proactively communicates to colleagues and others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with key stakeholders

Clients and Business Development

  • Is proactive in building relationships with internal and external clients
  • Functional or specialist competence with relevant understanding of business/ departmental context
  • Completion of own work under minimal direction
  • Deal with novel or difficult situations within context of own function or specialism

The Successful Applicant

The Business Manager - Consulting based in London will have had the following exposure:

  • Developing and implementing effective and efficient processes
  • Managing budgets and analysing statistical data
  • Attention to detail and high level of numeracy
  • Experience of using Optimus
  • Demonstrable experience working at an advanced level of Excel & PowerPoint
  • Self-starter, with a proactive style and approach to problem solving
  • Capable of communicating clearly both in writing and verbally
  • Good interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
  • Good listener and consults with others where necessary

Ability to manage and work with multiple projects at the same time

What's on Offer

Excellent career prospects for the right candidate

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