Finance Project Manager

  • Management
  • 13/03/2023
  • Permanent

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Location: Cirencester Office

Employment Type: Permanent

This person will assist with the delivery of finance projects relating to both systems development and business change. They will build effective relationships, manage issues and direct tasks to ensure projects are delivered to required parameters of quality, budgets and timescales.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Detailed project initiation, including scoping and ensuring resource availability and allocation.
  • Managing, motivating and coordinating project resources.
  • Developing detailed project plan and driving, tracking and reporting progress against milestones.
  • Risk management to proactively manage project risks and issues.
  • Supervise user acceptance testing, agreeing test strategies and plans with the users and test team.
  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation.
  • Managing changes to the project scope, schedule and costs using appropriate change control techniques.
  • Managing relationships with internal and external team members.
  • Running appropriate project governance including chairing and preparing materials for the project steering committee.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Experience of delivering change in FS organisation crucial, ideally with proven experience of working within a multi-disciplinary finance system implementation or change programme.
  • Experience of project delivery methodologies and processes.
  • Excellent project and people leadership skills.
  • Experience of running partners of all levels within Finance and across the business required.
  • Formal project management qualifications desirable but not essential.
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project).
  • Finance background required and a formal UK accounting qualification desirable but not essential.
  • Competent and comfortable presenter.
  • Able to distil highly complex matters into clear and simple messages and communicate effectively to different audiences.
  • Flexible and adaptable and able to work with changing priorities.

Flexible Working

We know that everyone works best in different ways, at different times and in different environments. We value all of our employees and appreciate that everyone is different, and at different stages within their career. Recognising this, we have introduced a hybrid working policy to provide greater flexibility for part-time work, job-sharing, remote working, and flexibility on hours. Our people are encouraged to work in a flexible way that suits their lifestyle, so please ask the question and start a conversation!

Research tells us that applicants (especially those from underrepresented groups) can be put off from applying for a role if they do not meet all the criteria or have been on an extended career-break. If you think you would be a good match for this role and can demonstrate some transferable experience please apply, regardless of whether you tick every box.

Why work for us?


Our Rewards

In addition to an attractive salary and eligibility to participate in the discretionary annual bonus opportunities, you will also receive an excellent benefit package including:

Non-Contributory Pension – 10% (increasing with length of service) with further pension matching 

  • *Meaningful protection benefits with real value, such as 10X life cover, PHI, and critical illness.
  •   Best in class terms and conditions including 6 months paid maternity and paternity leave.
  •   Private Medical and Dental Insurance
  •  28 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (based on full-time equivalent) with the option to buy and additional up to 5 days
  •  Discretionary bonus scheme dependent on company and personal performance, varied by level

*Not applicable to fixed term contracts (standard uplift applies in lieu of the protection benefits)

Our Culture

Our culture is the glue that binds us together - It’s one of our biggest assets and one of the biggest reasons for our success. It’s underpinned by core values of doing the right thing, being the best version of ourselves and investing in long term relationships.

We want to embrace diverse backgrounds and experiences to connect with clients, solve problems and innovate. We raise our voice on the things that matter to us and drive change from the front. Contributing to our inclusive culture is vital, ensuring a space for everyone to be their authentic self, no compromises.

In all we do, we consider how our work affects the communities in which we belong. Over 96% of our group employees are involved in supporting our communities through financial education, charitable giving and volunteering. Over 80% of all our employees and Partners donate each month to our Charitable Foundation, which is now the 3rd largest corporate charity in UK.

SJP are delighted to have signed The Armed Forces Covenant, and we are active members of LGBT Great, 30% club, The Diversity Project, Disability Confident and more! Find out more:

Our Awards:

We understand it’s important to be proud of the company you work for, that’s why we’re proud to share with you some of our recent awards:

  • Wealth Manager of the Year – Growth Investor Awards 2021
  • Best Wealth Manager – Shares Awards 2021
  • Championing LGBTQ Inclusion - Financial Adviser Diversity in Finance Awards 2020
  • Top 75 Employer - Social Mobility Foundation Employer Index 2021

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