Group Finance Manager

Arlington Recruitment Limited
£45,000 to £50,000
06 Oct 2017
06 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Group Finance Manager Marlow £45,000 to £50,000 Group Finance Manager - Role Overview The role covers three trading groups. The group operates worldwide with offices in England, Hong Kong, US, Europe and the Middle East. The Company provides a global technology platform on which large brands can access their consumers directly. The Group partners with some of the world's most recognisable brands (Samsung, Huawei, and Sony) by operating websites, selling and distributing their products across a global footprint. One company trades as a standalone eTailer and has a B2B trading arm. Another company operates a B2B technology distribution business. This role is responsible for providing the Executive Management Team (EMT) the necessary information to manage the group as well as support the management of external relationships such as corporate finance advisers, tax advisers, treasury and audit advisers. The role also manages the strategic planning process for the group (12 month budget and 3 year plan) as well as ad hoc projects as they arise (M&A work, fund raising etc.). This is a highly visible role around the group working in the group finance department but expected to build relationships with key stakeholders within the wider organisation. The role is mainly office based but some travel may be required. Group Finance Manager -Role Responsibilities - Preparation, analysis and further explanation of monthly consolidated group accounts and KPI analysis, including for example, Revenue and Gross Margin analysis for all revenue channels, Overheads analysis, Variance against Budget analysis, Balance sheet movements and Cashflow analysis - Adoption of annual budget/forecast process; development of budget models including consolidation model; guidance for business unit heads in completing budgets/forecasts; careful control over various iterations of budgets throughout the process - Group Treasury function, focusing on high quality cash flow forecasting, minimising the impact of foreign exchange on group cash balances. - Preparation of central entity head office month management accounts - Monthly intercompany account reconciliations - Preparation and review of group VAT returns - Assist in the annual audit process, preparation of annual statutory accounts and corporation tax returns - Regular detailed balance sheet reviews of all group entities The above is not exhaustive and should only serve as a guideline. The role will be expected to grow and develop, and will often involve ad hoc data analysis for the EMT. Group Finance Manager -Role Required Behaviors & Skills - Qualified chartered accountant, ideally ACA or ACCA. Two years PQE preferred. - Good statutory knowledge of FRS102 required. - Good understanding of VAT and corporation tax required. - Experience of treasury management in multicurrency environments is desirable. - Ability to demonstrate initiative, and be able to direct own work without large amounts of supervision. - Excellent interpersonal skills, and must also be confident in dealing with operational management when providing support for operational decision-making, as well as confident presenting in front of EMT. - Advanced Spreadsheet Skills - able to integrate data from numerous different sources and use tools such as pivot tables and graphical analysis to best demonstrate the results shown by the data. Must be comfortable with using formulas including VLOOKUP, IF, SUMIF, COUNTIF, OFFSET, INDEX and MATCH and have the ability to combine these in to more complex formulas. - Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret financial and non-financial data. - Highly motivated self-starter, able to deal with day to day detail with the ability to change direction as priorities change due to the entrepreneurial nature of the group. - Ability to challenge the status quo and to drive improvements to current processes. - Great Plains experience advantageous but not essential. - Knowledge of ecommerce and telecoms is ideal but not necessary.
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