Finance ManagerJob description:
My client is a highly acquisitive technology services business based in the North Preston area. They have maintained consistent year on year growth by delivering innovative products and unrivalled customer service across a number of business streams. The result of which is they are now attracting interest from potential external investors and the board have decided to strengthen the accounts department by recruiting an ambitious Finance Manager to help improve the quality and timeliness of financial reporting.
This Finance Manager position will take responsibility for the production of management and statutory information for six businesses within the group, improving controls and automating processes where possible to enable more agile decision making and increase commercial awareness within the business. Managing a small team of finance staff the Finance Manager will also provide support and development to one part qualified accountant whilst also benefitting from close mentorship from an experienced Finance Director. Duties will include:
- Completing the group finance pack including KPI’s with meaningful commentary
- Updating P&L, balance sheet and cashflow forecasts for the group
- Preparation of statutory accounts, tax calculations and liaison with (big 4) auditor
- Cashflow management and forecasting
- Completing monthly management accounts to deadline
- Reviewing balance sheet reconciliations
- Assisting financial modelling / forecasts for external advisors
Within this Finance Manager position you will be actively encouraged to build relationships with customers, suppliers and colleagues, assisting the Finance Director with completion of growth orientated projects and providing support to other departments. To operate successfully in this position you must have strong organisational and analytical skills, the ability to manage and delegate to your team to ensure departmental objectives are met. Excel to an advanced level will be important and the ability work to deadlines in a commercial, fast moving business would also be beneficial. Previous experience with a data room environment would be very attractive along with Finance Manager / Senior Management Accountant level responsibility in group of companies. Career minded candidates looking to move for progression will be considered favourably.