Finance Manager

Instant Group
United Kingdom
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Role Purpose

The role is to deliver all contract accounting, management reporting, financial planning and analysis for the Contracted Clients reporting to the Finance Director.

Key Responsibilities

oContract accounting: gain an in-depth understanding of contracts by customer and site, control the financial go-live of new contracts, control revenue, costs and cash through the life of existing contracts.

oMonth-end close: independently close the month-end for all Client Services contracts including leadership of the transactions team, posting of accruals, prepayments, maintenance of fixed asset register, P&L review and preparation of balance sheet reconciliations.

oMonth-end reporting & analysis: prepare contract variance analysis, review performance & KPIs with Client Services Managers, prepare Executive Report for review with Finance Director and Client Services Director (P&L, BS, CF)

oBusiness Partnering – driving growth through supporting and challenging key members of the UK Executive team to ensure the business achieves / exceeds its forecasts and budgets

oCommercial: work with Commercial Managers to gain understanding of upcoming deals in order to be prepared for their operational implementation, deliver ad-hoc analysis such as project benchmarking

oForecasting: monthly reforecasting of existing contracts as well as pipeline deals

oClient facing: act as the key finance contact for clients and attend client meetings

oCompliance: ensure periodic reporting deadlines (VAT, CIS) are met, with submissions correctly supported, calculated, reviewed and submitted. Be a key contact for external audit team.

oTeam management: be able to lead, motivate and manage a small team of part-qualified accountants

oContinual improvement: help drive improvement in finance systems, processes, reports etc

Background and experience

Qualified (CIMA/ACCA) with post-qualification experience working in a dynamic finance department within a rapidly growing business, where change is rapid and deadlines are tight. The candidate may currently be a Finance Manager in a similar sized SME or Management Accountant in larger corporate looking to take the next step in their career. A background in outsourcing or similar organization where growth is driven by long-term customer contracts.

Key skills and competencies

oGreat initiative and hands-on attitude – able to see issues as they arise and respond/escalate as needed.

oStrong attention to detail, enjoy building and maintaining calendars, timetables and checklists to ensure the finance tasks run smoothly

oGreat technical ability

oEager to learn and absorb information from the team, process and contribute own viewpoint/opinion

oStrong Excel and accounting system skills (Instant uses Great Plains)

oInformal, effective communications style at various levels across the organisation

oPositive, resilient attitude

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