Finance Manager

Recruiter
Michael Page Finance
Location
Leeds
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
09 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Finance Manager will be expected to operate as the Finance Director (FD) and the Company Secretary of their projects. This role will support the General Manager (GM) of the relevant projects in the effective delivery of the projects statutory and contractual obligations.

Client Details

My client are an international organisation who have been established for more than 20 years. They operate large-scale projects in both the private and public sectors and seek to achieve innovative solutions to satisfy their customer base. Their projects are often at the heart of every community across the UK. They are fast-paced organisation who seek future leaders to help them grow further.

Description

The Finance Manager will be responsible for (although not limited) to the following:

  • Ensure compliance with contractual documentation, statutory and regulatory frameworks and agreed programmes and procedures.
  • Attend monthly management accounts reviews and instruct the Accounting Team by providing the project specific financial procedures and information.
  • Instruct the Accounting Team of payments to be made to shareholders and senior debt providers.
  • Manage the business planning and operating financial model update process, including presentation to the Board and securing funder approval.
  • Manage the key stakeholder relationships including the Board, Funder, account bank, client finance representative and rating agencies.
  • Act as Company Secretary in accordance with our Company Secretarial Handbook, including advising the Board on their statutory and fiduciary duties.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Board report, including the finance report and executive summary.
  • Attend Board meetings and present the finance report.
  • Maintain and update the Projects' financial and company secretarial policies.
  • Advise the Board of risks and opportunities and make recommendations for actions.
  • Manage the financial aspects of any project commercial activity (variations, lifecycle expenditure, benchmarking, market testing), ensuring correct reflection in the financial models and the project documentation.
  • Ensure the financial model is consistent with all contractual, commercial and regulatory obligations.
  • Manage aged debtors and aged creditors and resolution of overdue items.
  • Manage the statutory audit process and secure approval of the statutory accounts.
  • Ensure that actions identified from the internal audit programme are completed.
  • Manage the insurance renewal programme.
  • Ensure compliance with contractual documentation, statutory and regulatory frameworks and agreed programmes and procedures.
  • Attend monthly management accounts reviews and instruct the Accounting Team by providing the project specific financial procedures and information.
  • Instruct the Accounting Team of payments to be made to shareholders and senior debt providers.
  • Manage the business planning and operating financial model update process, including presentation to the Board and securing funder approval.

Profile

What you'll need to be successful:

  • At least 4 years post qualified experience. Ideally obtained an ACA qualification.
  • Experience in communicating, influencing and presenting at senior level.
  • Experience working within a compliance focused environment.
  • Ability to identify potential issues surrounding a piece of complex legislation or policy and provide easily understood verbal and written analysis material and advice that is clear and comprehensive.
  • Strong working knowledge of financial management and project finance.
  • Maintenance of complex financial models using Microsoft Excel.

Be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Clearly communicate technically complex financial issues, combined with effective influencing skills at all levels.
  • Communicate effectively, even when challenged, the reasoning behind an opinion and recommendation with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Identify and analyse issues and provide expert technical advice to stakeholders.
  • Interpret and comply with complex contractual obligations, and develop and apply an expert knowledge of contracts to make sure that others are compliant.
  • Present financial information in a professional report style and prepare and articulate any relevant commentaries to a high standard of written English.
  • Apply a commercial aptitude and understanding to financial scenarios.
  • Utilise various financial software packages and Microsoft applications.
  • Prioritise, adhere to schedules and work to tight deadlines in a pressurised environment.

Job Offer

As well as working in a stimulating work environment, you'll be offered the following:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 27 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Competitive Non-Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working - you are your own boss
  • Discretionary Bonus

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