Company: Aston Carter
Location: Surrey, England
Industry: Financial Services, Banking and Financial Services, Accounting & Finance
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Job Type: Contract
ID: 8856
Posted: 02 Jan 2019

PMO Job Description:

A Major international Company within Financial Services are looking for a PMO.

What they are looking for:

  • At a team level, playing a consultative role to help put in place the appropriate process, and tools to optimise the efficiency of the teams working practices

  • In situations that require a hybrid Agile approach, using good judgement and skill to develop an approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the goals within designated constraints

  • A team player who is confident to mentor and train others. Comfortable working with colleges across the business. Eager to share knowledge & extend capabilities into new technologies.

  • A trusted advisor who is forward thinking, supportive of successful delivery & achievement comes from collaborative team effort with strong communication skills.

  • Ability to be able to solve problems with solutions based on diverse procedures and precedents or the lack of it

  • Financial management - Working with the team to carry out a predefined month end process.

  • Ensure all the forecasts produced by the project managers are consistent and accurate. Provide detailed analysis / exception reporting to project managers to assist them in decision making. To report on forecast versus actual spend for each discretionary portfolio, highlighting trends and noteworthy items. Prepare and present financial reports as needed.

  • Invoices / Purchase Orders - all aspects of Po's / invoicing.

  • Reporting - co-ordinate collation of various reporting for different stakeholders. Apply logic and continuity when stitching together different submissions to ensure a coherent, succinct management report.

  • Resource management - Assist with the management of staff utilisation across relevant portfolios. Close gaps in demand and review over allocations

  • Packs - Provide support in producing draft packs for investment / steering committee meetings.

  • Portfolio management: Facilitating management of the portfolio, including: the investment submission process, prioritisation of projects, review & submission of business cases/funding approvals/change re quests and tracking overall spend

  • Collaborate with our India PMO teams to streamline administrative tasks, ensuring we can maintain focus on guiding delivery.

  • Strong communication and organisational skills and experience of working with senior managers and suppliers

  • Intermediate/advanced Excel experience - comfortable dealing with, and presenting, large amounts of data and Microsoft Expertise including PowerPoint, Vision and Project

    Your skills and experience

  • Strong PMO background, preferably within Technology.

  • Financial reporting experience with an understanding of basic accountancy policies (IT expenditure, different accounting treatments (e.g. accrual, pre-payments, capitalisation etc.) business recharge models and run rate analysis.)

  • Experience in collating reporting packs, assisting in the design and content of packs if necessary.

  • Out-going/assertive and collaborative/partnering approach to working with people

  • Problem solving skills - the ability to rapidly understand complex issues, structure problems, gather creative ideas and deliver workable solutions.

  • Able to operate effectively under pressure, to tight deadlines and to adapt to rapidly changing situations without prejudicing data integrity or quality.

    What makes you stand out from the crowd?

  • Experience working in hybrid Agile/Waterfall environment

  • Good working knowledge of Clarity.

  • Advanced JIRA Experience - for both managing RAID and Dev projects

  • Advanced SharePoint 2013 skills - including setting up and maintaining SharePoint

  • Tool administrator - Responsible for the maintenance of team tools such as Clarity, Jira and SharePoint, ensuring that content and standards co-exist across the department

  • Proven eagerness for continual personal development

  • Change experience in the Financial Services industry who have transitioned from traditional delivery approaches to more agile approaches
Allegis Group Limited operates as an Employment Business and Employment Agency as set out in the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. It is a company within the Allegis group of companies, the fourth largest staffing group in the world, (collectively referred to as the "Allegis Group"). TEKsystems, Aston Carter and Aerotek are trading names of Allegis Group Limited. If you apply, your personal data will be processed as described in the Allegis Group Online Privacy Notice available at Please note when you give us your data, we will share it within Allegis Group and this involves the transfer of such data outside the European Economic Area, subject to the protections described in the Allegis Group Online Privacy Notice.

About Aston Carter:

Aston Carter has grown to become a preeminent global provider of top talent to businesses requiring highly specialised professionals focusing on Accounting & Finance, Change & Transformation, Compliance, Management Consulting, Operations and Risk & Regulation. Aston Carter’s global reach extends to 16 countries across Europe, Asia and North America – each with a firm focus on the core values that made Aston Carter the company it is today: Commitment, Character & Trust, Relationships, and A Passion for Excellence.

Contact Information:

Daniel Connelly

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