Business Process Improvement (BPI) Assistant Manager in Northampton at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 7/31/2019

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Business Process Improvement (BPI) - Assistant Manager

With over 60 offices around the UK, Haines Watts is a Top 15 firm of Chartered Accountants which specialises in the owner-managed business sector. Nationally, we support over 35,000 business owners around the UK giving our clients access to a huge amount of business expertise and knowledge. We work with business owners that are in the SME market, many with a family environment.

Position: Assistant Manager

Location: Northampton, NN4 7YB (with some national travel where needed)

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £33,000 - £38,000 per annum

About the role:

The primary objective for the Assistant Manager is to focus on management information (MI) and reporting projects (often with Excel modelling), process improvement and systems documentation.

We strive to help clients deliver process improvement and MI transformation projects. This typically consists of advising on improving reporting, forecasting processes or similar financial processes, through the use of automation and reducing manual effort. Projects typically result in time savings for clients and which in turn speeds up the delivery of information to decision-makers, whilst improving accuracy.

Some travel and overnight stays will be expected with this role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management and delivery of assignments
  • Planning assignments, including budgeting through to completion
  • Supervising, delegating and reviewing work to juniors
  • Delivering high quality and meaningful information to clients in a timely manner
  • Displaying commercial awareness and in-depth client and industry knowledge
  • Managing client relationships, and communications in an effective manner

About you:

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified or equivalent
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Excel
  • Proactive self-starter
  • Works to deadlines, with drive and commitment to self-development
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good written and verbal communication, ability to share ideas with confidence to an audience
  • Analytical skills, and able to challenge information that is presented to you
  • The ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders at clients
  • Professional services background with experience working directly with clients

Useful but not essential attributes;

  • External or internal audit background
  • Prince2 qualified
  • Lean Six Sigma qualified
  • Mathematics degree or strong mathematics skills
  • Consulting experience
  • Advanced Excel/Modelling experience
  • Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) experience

What is on offer:

  • £33,000 - £38,000 per annum
  • Rewards and incentives
  • Flexible benefits - self-service benefits platform
  • Quarterly functions and events
  • Parking on site
  • Friendly and inclusive working environment
  • Regular training and development