Finance Manager

Beck Pollitzer
08 Apr 2018
13 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Purpose of role

- To work closely with the UK Engineering Operations team to produce monthly accounts, budgets and forecasts to support the running of all UK Profit Centres.
- To provide all the necessary financial information and reports to the Group Finance function to allow the consolidation of the Group’s accounts.
- To provide inspirational leadership and develop the UK Finance Shared Services team including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Systems Development.
- To ensure continuous development and effectiveness of UK finance and operations systems and processes

Main Responsibilities

Leadership and Team Development:

- Responsible for the UK finance shared service team; oversees the team on a day to day basis, ensuring KPIs are clearly defined such as:
- Manage the performance of the UK finance shared service team, ensuring timely and relevant training and development of the team regular on-the-job coaching and skills development.
- Directly influence internal customers through the team, ensuring the team understand Beck and Pollitzer UK’s targets and business strategy
- Implement a range of solutions and team communication tools to ensure goals and targets are met.
- Deliver exceptional customer service through the UK finance shared service team to ensure customer satisfaction and deal with enquiries in a timely manner
- Plan and conduct team meetings and 1:1’s that inform and motivate the team through cascading information from senior management meetings, sharing best practice, problem solving and confronting any underperformance head on.
- Undertake staff appraisals and develop the UK Finance team to support the achievement of business goals and objectives.

Strategic and Operational Financial Management:

- Prepare, consolidate and distribute monthly UK profit and loss, overhead and capital expenditure information.
- Provide advice to the senior management team on interpretation of operating results and trends.
- Establish and maintain a UK wide accounting system which guarantees the accurate presentation of financial results.
- Appraise the UK financial position and work with the Managing Director and profit centre management to establish performance objectives to meet or exceed the annual budget.
- Work with the Commercial Manager on pricing policy, UK labour rates, client payment terms and budget quotations.
- Contributes to the policy setting of the group and co-ordinates the development of forecasts and operating plans.
- Undertakes all monthly and year end processes for the UK business in accordance with group timetable, policies and guidelines.
- Provide ad-hoc financial information to support business decision making.
- Review ongoing financial performance of all active projects against budget and assist Project Managers to correctly account for their costs.
- Liaise with internal and external auditors.
- Provide weekly cash forecasts to the group finance team.
- Maintain the fixed asset register for the UK business.
- Update all Sales Forecasts with current accounting information and distribute to the business


- Maintain technical competence and general industry knowledge.
- Maintain and promote a positive, professional image of Beck & Pollitzer in all interactions and by adherence to all internal policies and all Safety, Health and Environmental policies.

Experience & Qualifications Required


- ACA, ACCA, or CIMA qualified.
- Proven experience in either a Senior Management Accountant or Finance Manager role.
- Solid experience of producing Financial Accounts and leading a Finance team
- Able to demonstrate a stable yet progressive Finance career
- Solid experience of undertaking projects/contract accounting
- Advanced excel user
- Working knowledge of Payroll


- Graduate calibre
- Experience using the Access Dimensions / FocalPoint Finance System.
- Experience working in an engineering, construction or other similar service industry.
- Experience of working as a Finance Business Partner.

Personal Characteristics Required

- Demonstrates business and commercial awareness with an eye for detail.
- Analytical / fact-based questioning.
- Self-starter / pro-active / measured risk taker.
- Good leadership skills
- Good interpersonal skills
- A consistent and persistent approach to following procedures and procedures correctly
- Commitment, drive and the ability to continually improve and achieve the highest standards and best practice
- Flexible and focused
- Able to work well in a team especially with others side outside the Finance function

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