Finance Manager

London (Central)
11 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

I am working with a Private Equity-backed software business looking to recruit a Finance Manager in a newly created role. This business is looking to accelerate their growth through acquisitions as well organically. They work with both high-street names and SME’s and have established an award winning reputation in the industry.

The role

Reporting to the Finance Controller, you will be responsible for ensuring accurate monthly reporting, reviewing and improving existing financial controls and processes, assisting with due diligence and integration of acquisitions as well as supporting the implementation of a companywide ERP.

Key duties & responsibilities

  • Hands on in the production and review of management and statutory accounts:
    -Management accounting, budgeting and stat account production is currently predominately excel based and needs hands on intervention to drive short term improvements in timeliness and accuracy
  • Review and improvement of financial systems
    Manage year end audit and all CT and VAT submissions
  • Ensuring appropriate internal controls are in place and adhered to
    -Control environment to be reviewed following implementation of new ERP and PMO systems and gaps and weaknesses identified addressed
    -Ensure controls are always reviewed and able to keep pace with rapidly growing business both organic and by acquisition

  • Forecasting/budgeting - including cash/treasury and working capital
    -Forecasting ability (month, quarter, full year outlook) to be greatly improved
    -Forecasting to be re-engineered to enable what if scenario modelling including impact of acquisitions

  • Commercial review of contracts including negotiation to remove unacceptable or onerous T&C’s
  • Communicate with the SMT, board and investors on all financial matters
  • Acquisition integration

Key requirements

  • ACA/ACCA/ CIMA qualified accountant
  • Previous experience in a growth focused SME is desirable

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