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Janus Henderson Investors Business Finance Manager in London, United Kingdom

We are a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for our clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. We are truly global, supporting our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. Our high-energy and collaborative culture at Janus Henderson helps our client achieve their goals and ensures that our people love the place they work.

The department

The Finance team operates across all business lines to maximise stakeholder returns. With approximately 80 members globally, the team represents a wide range of expertise and experience, servicing the UK, Continental Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

Overview of the role

This London based role, reporting to the Director, Business Finance, sits within the within Business Finance team, which is primarily responsible for providing end to end financial support to Business Units, working closely with Executive Committee (ExCo) members and Senior Management. The team’s objective is to optimise use of the firm’s resources. This includes global resource planning, implementing and adhering to financial controls and facilitating effective forward-looking business decision making with commercial insight to identify opportunities to create value.

The Business Finance team works closely with the FP&A to collectively form the Global FP&A & Business Finance Team, which provides business partnering, Budgeting & Forecasting, Management Information and Executive level support across the firm and to various external stakeholders.

Duties and responsibilities

With 2 direct reports you will partner with the Global Distribution function and will:

  • Influence and communicate with Executive Committee members to ensure full understanding of financials

  • Lead end-to-end financial planning for Global Distribution.

  • Co-ordinate business planning and prioritisation to include:

  • Expenses

  • Headcount

  • Flows

  • Projects

  • Prepare and summarise recommendations for financial and business planning and control

  • Review and analyse business plan and operational forecasts

  • Measure business performance by:

  • Working closely with specific business unit(s) to develop and analyse relevant metrics

  • Developing meaningful reporting of revenue metrics

  • Reporting and analysing flows, highlighting key messages

  • Conduct special financial and business related research and studies as needed such as:

  • Business expansion, contraction or reallocation

  • Product launch, closure or merger

  • Buy / build analyses

  • Profitability and revenue optimisation

  • Lead budgetary control by:

  • Reporting expenses and highlighting risks and opportunities to budgets

  • Understanding the specific drivers of cost across each team and ensuring budgets and forecasts reflect approved spend only

  • Constantly drive efficiency in process and cost management to ensure resources are efficiently utilised.

  • Work closely with HR business partners to monitor and control FTE and contractors.

  • Work with other Business Finance Managers to drive improved efficiency across the team

  • Encourage cross team projects and collaboration

  • Share resources across the team as required

  • Drive improvements in systems and working practices

  • Carry out additional duties as assigned.

Supervisory responsibilities

  • Yes

Technical skills and qualifications

  • Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA) or equivalent

  • Significant FP&A or management reporting experience across multiple functions

  • Business Partnering experience essential, partnering with Distribution functions highly desirable

  • Investment Management industry experience essential

  • Experience of working with and influencing Executive level Stakeholders

  • Strong financial modelling skills

  • Advanced competency with Microsoft Excel and proficiency with other Microsoft outlook tools

  • Ability to analyse data and provide relevant financial insight

  • Good understanding of the Distribution function essential

  • Proficiency with SAP BPC, Anaplan or other financial reporting software a plus

Competencies required

In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:

  • Proven ability to lead and motivate a team

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to challenge, influence and manage Senior stakeholders

  • Team player with a flexible, results driven approach

  • Excellent analytical ability with a good attention to detail

  • Able to work independently to research, analyse, synthesise and present complex qualitative and quantitative data clearly

  • Strong organisational/administrative management skills, with the proven ability to work effectively under pressure, and manage multiple projects and assignments under tight deadlines

  • Ability to adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment

  • Able to understand the objectives and priorities of the business

  • Ability to work efficiently within a global team

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

Compliance requirements

At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first, act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if additional guidance is required

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and seek support/guidance of the policy owner guidance when required

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

Janus Henderson (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson is an equal opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.