Finance Manager

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GEODIS
Location
Loudwater
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
21 May 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in its field in Europe and the World. GEODIS, which is part of SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is the number one Transport and Logistics operator in France and ranked number four in Europe.

We pride ourselves in managing our customer supply chain by providing end-to-end solutions enabled by our excellent infrastructure, team members, processes and systems. Our core values, mission and vision reflecting who we are as an organisation.

THE ROLE

We are currently recruiting for a Finance Manager to lead and manage the general ledger, system and reporting and treasury team. This team provides dedicated resources and maintains the general ledger, ensure data integrity and provide financial systems support for the GEODIS Companies. They are responsible for all the financial and management reporting and KPI delivery to parties outside the finances and accounting department to local management and groups.

Key Activities/Accountability

  • Lead the general ledger, systems and reporting and treasury team.
  • Identify and implement process improvements to ensure the streamlining of financial processes.
  • Ensure maintenance of close relationship with business Support Finance Team.
  • Manage the general ledgers for all companies supported by the GEODIS finance and accounting department.
  • Coordinate and ensure quality of all financial reporting provided to departments outside the finance and accounting department.
  • Maintenance of the general ledger and all postings.
  • Work with local finance departments to capture and post all monthly postings e.g.
    • accruals
    • prepayments
    • general adjustment etc.
  • Complete all balance sheet reconciliations with supporting documentation per timetable.
  • Conduct a monthly balance sheet review, for all companies supported by the GEODIS finance and accounting department, and obtain authorisation signatures from Financial Controller.
  • Conduct a quarterly balance sheet review, for all companies supported by the GEODIS finance and accounting department, and obtain signatures from Financial Controller and Finance Director
  • Plan and coordinate work to ensure a successful monthly, quarterly and full year close in line with group standing instructions.
  • Work closely with the Financial Controller to plan and ensure a successful external audit per Local (and any required French) GAAP. Also to ensure that the external auditors have sufficient information to carry out their review.
  • Ensure documentation on general ledger is kept up to date.
  • Liaise with Group and Divisional finance departments to ensure all reporting requirements are fulfilled.
  • Support the Financial Controller in the completion of the corporation tax requirements, both local and Group, for all companies supported by the GEODIS finance and accounting department.
  • Ensure that all department deadlines are respected and met.
  • Management and maintain the local reporting tools e.g. TM1, including:-
    • Maintenance of mapping tables
    • Controlling loading of data
    • Reconciliation of data to underlying systems
    • Submissions and publishing of agreed format reports
    • Maintenance of user security and hierarchy
  • Ensure that the group reporting tools e.g. BO Finance is completed to group standing instruction requirements and timetables.
  • Manage and maintain the local invoice verification/authorisation tool e.g. Authorise, including:-
    • Maintenance of mapping tables
    • Controlling loading of data
    • Reconciliation of data to underlying systems
    • Submissions and publishing of agreed format reports
    • Maintenance of user security and hierarchy
  • Manage and maintain the local accounting system e.g. AX and Atlas, including:-
    • Maintenance of mapping tables of local operating system, TAS, to AX
    • Controlling loading of data e.g. daily AR & AP interfaces, monthly TAS to AX interfaces
    • Providing focal point for trouble shooting and logging of user queries and problems with GEODIS central IT team.
  • To ensure that any locally agreed and Group required finance and accounting reporting tools are maintained, integrated and robust and fit for purpose.
  • To review processes within the finance and accounting department to highlight efficiency gains and also to work on implementing new tools that can facilitate improvements.
  • To ensure the treasury function is managed so that all bank accounts managed by the High Wycombe team are reconciled and accurately recorded in the general ledgers and accounts payable and accounts receivable sub ledgers.
  • To review and critically analyse the treasury processes and identify, prioritise, and resolve issues. Adapt priorities as necessary and look to enhance processes through treasury management system development.
  • Identify, prioritise, and resolve issues. Adapt priorities in light of new information and move easily between situations and cultures.
  • Submit UK Group VAT return and other reporting e.g. TVA, EC sales listings
  • Work with other departments and Group to deliver relevant KPIs in accordance with the agreed timetables, covering items such as:
    • Reduce journals between initial and final close
    • Reporting submitted as per timetable
    • All balance sheet reconciliations completed and agreed with Financial Controller as per timetable
    • Volume and value of Fixed Asset additions and other changes
    • Submission of corporate finance KPIs as per timetable

Essential Qualifications and / or Training

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Shared service centre experience and ethos.

Essential Experience and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of TM1 a bonus
  • Proven knowledge of project management
  • Process improvements skills
  • Very good understanding of accounting and other systems, computer literate
  • Process driven, able to flow charts and benchmark them

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