Finance Manager

River Island
15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description: Responsible for ensuring the quality and delivery of management and statutory reports on time. Ensuring continuous review of processes and driving best practice and efficiency across the department. Management of a small team of accountants with varying level of expertise with responsibility for all mentoring, coaching, training and recruitment. A willingness to support the team and be hands on preparing accounts when required.

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:                      

  • Qualified Accountant (CA, ACA, ACCA, ACMA, CPA)
  • Technical knowledge of accounting for day to day real estate/investment transactions.
  • Technical knowledge of accounting for acquisitions and disposals and complex transactions an advantage.
  • Commercial awareness
  • Experience of producing management/statutory accounts
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Experience of Sage Advanced Accounts Production, QUBE, & Cognos an advantage
  • Delegation of tasks to team members and review of their output
  • Cash Flow maintenance and forecasting
  • Balance sheet control
  • P+L - control
  • Review of Management Accounts
  • Review VAT returns
  • Review of quarterly bank compliance information
  • Dealing with internal departments & external parties regarding accounts, budgets, forecasts and KPIs
  • Production/review of statutory accounts and supporting audit files
  • Line Management of small team
  • Ad-hoc reporting.
  • Assistance with project work as required.

Candidate Qualities:                  

  • Professional technical competence
  • Strong work ethic, proactive attitude and eagerness to learn
  • Able to work independently and a flexible attitude
  • Strong team player – helping team members with their workload when needed.
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail & accuracy
  • Very good communication skills
  • Ability to multitask is essential
  • Good Academics
  • Line management experience (desirable)
  • Experience within the property industry (desirable)

Closing date - 13th March 2017