RD Financial Recruitment

Finance Manager

Slough, Berkshire
circa £300 per day
07 Nov 2017
07 Dec 2017
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Contract Type
Contract, Full time

Finance Manager – Slough – Permanent - £300 per day - 9 mth contract

A commercial Finance Manager with strong business partnering skills is required by a global brand based in Slough for a 9 month Contract to cover maternity leave.  The Finance Manager will be responsible for local, Group and statutory reporting, including balance sheet management, management of data from multiple core applications, inter-company reporting, line management.  The position requires extensive liaison with Group Finance, local taxation service providers, Compliance, Internal Audit and the external audit team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Timely and accurate preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reporting of results to Group, local management, Companies House and legislative bodies.
  • Balance sheet management: responsible for the monthly balance sheet reconciliation process.  Quarterly reporting and monitoring of balance sheet status to the local Compliance and Risk and Control teams and Group.
  • Preparation and completion of statutory financial statements in accordance with strict Group reporting deadlines.
  • Responsible for the management, motivation and on-going development of two direct reports.
  • Extensive intercompany and related party reporting: ensure full monthly reconciliation and confirmation of all intercompany and related party balances.
  • Management of manufacturer subsidies reporting, receivables and associated cash management.
  • Preparation of ad-hoc financial reporting and MI.
  • Works closely with all departments obtaining detailed knowledge of all aspects of business essential to the areas of reporting, forecasting and budgeting.
  • Management and co-ordination of corporation tax and VAT reporting via Group Services providers; provision of all requested information to facilitate timely and accurate reporting, respond to HMRC queries as required.
  • Treasury: liaise with the Treasury Manager and loan providers to ensure adequate levels of loan finance on a monthly basis. 
  • Internal control and 1st level controls (self-audit) reporting: ensures compliance with internal reporting requirements.
  • Process improvement: drives process improvement within the Finance team and broader FCA business where appropriate. Continually identifies opportunities for improvement: manages relevant initiatives, monitors and works collaboratively.

Experience required:

  • Graduate and finalist/qualified CIMA/ACA/ACCA
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a relevant Finance/Accountancy role
  • Essential: advanced Microsoft Excel and the ability to manage significant volumes of data; Business Objects experience is desirable
  • Strong communication/presentation skills. Able to adapt and adjust to different audiences as required.
  • Inquisitive mind to stimulate the natural disposition for quantitative analysis, is self-motivated, pro-active and demonstrates initiative
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills Shares openly ideas and opinions and is not afraid to lead change in the environment as well as adjusting to it
  • Good team player
  • Resilient and able to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment

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