Finance Manager

London, South East England
11 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance Manager



An excellent opportunity has arisen to join the Property and Asset Management Tower within Real Estate and Infrastructure division of Capita.

About Capita

We are the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions, with 68,000 staff across the UK, Europe, South Africa and India. Our property and infrastructure business delivers solutions, reduces costs and enhances services for a wide range of clients. We work across central and local government as well as property developers, investors, occupiers, building contractors and a range of other commercial organisations. Property & Asset Management provides advice that supports our clients' business objectives covering the entire property life cycle. Our aim is to maximise the performance of built assets - delivering best value in terms of income, long-term asset valuation and 'fitness for purpose'

About the role

This is a "Hands On" role which provides financial support, management and challenge within the business, enabling Profit Centre Leaders to deliver their monthly Profit Centre reporting in a timely manner. You will challenge the financial reporting and forecasting, help drive growth and improved profitability as well as aiding effective and efficient management of decision making across the business. You will also ensure strong financial controls and procedures are in place, and proactively support the adherence to Capita policies and procedures. Whilst responsible for key profit centres, the role encompasses supporting the Tower in which the Profit centres are situated enhancing the opportunity and scope for career growth.

What you will do:

  • Help shape contracts, ensure timely and accurate set up, capture and maintenance of core project data within SAP/Desktop, including change controls, enabling ongoing correct accounting for same

  • Ensuring project income and cost to complete forecasts are challenged, updated and maintained, in liaison with Project Managers and /or Profit Centre Leaders

  • Ensuring regular and timely general house-keeping of project data e.g. Project reviews, updating revenue & costs to complete, timesheet processing, timely closure of completed projects

  • Regular review and updating of SAP cost rates/charge-out rates, in liaison with Profit Centre Leaders

  • Drive monthly Profit Centre reviews, challenge performance and ensure integrity of monthly forecasts within the forecasting system (Axiom) whilst ensuring they are stretching but achievable

  • Manage production of monthly MOB reports within set deadlines, ensuring accurate reflection of financial performance and variances

  • Help Profit Centre Leaders drive growth and improved profitability and operational resilience by utilisation and monitoring of appropriate KPI's and other management information and provide challenge thereof

  • Support the senior leaders with the production of stretching but achievable annual Business Plan forecasts

  • Engage in Bid reviews

Your experience will include:

  • Professional Accountancy qualification - CIMA/ACCA etc.

  • Work unsupervised using own initiative

  • Excellent Project Accounting experience

  • Attention to detail but also able to see the "bigger picture"

  • Excellent communication skills, "Hands On" ability to liaise with non-finance staff
    Building Consultancy experience (ie building surveying, schedules of conditions, contract administration etc)

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • SAP / Axiom experience would be beneficial

What's in it for you?

At Capita, training and development aren't optional extras: they're how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary we also give you 23 day's holiday, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle.

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