UK Finance Manager

Reed Finance
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed Finance are pleased to be supporting a multi billion $ International Pharmaceutical business to recruit a permanent UK Finance Manager.

The Finance Manager is responsible for supporting the UK’s critical administrative functions as well as being the key local finance support for global cost centres by providing accurate and timely finance information to enhance decision making.

Through this role the Finance Manager will be working closely with six Heads of Department within the Affiliate Leadership Team providing financial leadership to manage and co-coordinate all planning cycles of local G&A cost centres and ownership of month end activities.

Additionally the Finance Manager will be responsible for managing employee travel and entertainment expense guidance at the Affiliate.

Key responsibilities
1) Manage the Global Cost Centres – e.g. Legal/ HR supporting division heads and Global Finance Managers to ensure accurate and timely month end close position
2) Manage the General & Administrative Expenses (e.g. facilities, Managing Director, IT, Financial Director cost centres), from Plan cycle phasing to monthly forecasting. To provide Finance Business Partner support to Division Heads
3) Supporting the Area Learning and Development team with implementing a new finance process to cross-charging Affiliates for global training costs.
4) Support providing employment tax advice and guidance on employee activities to ensure compliance with HMRC laws and regulations.
5) Fixed Asset contact – liaise closely to ensure timely reconciliation of Assets Under Construction balance sheet account and preparation of all CAPEX items in time for month end cut-off. Preparation of annual CAPEX budget. Responsible for working with Facilities Managers to ensure adherence to CAPEX budgets.
6) Review the monthly balance sheet recs for employee benefits which are prepared by the HR Data Analyst.
7) Expense Monitoring – ownership of the local Travel & Expenses Procedure, working closely with Compliance Steering Committee providing regular reporting on non-compliance.
8) Supporting offshore Expenses Team by answering queries and providing guidance on employee expense claims.
9) Preparation and completion of the annual PSA return to HMRC 
10) Act as cover for the Medical Finance Business Partner.
11) Responsibility for SAP maintenance and ensuring that cost centre ownership and approval hierarchies are accurate.
12) Support the Associate Controller and Finance Controller in adhoc finance projects that drive process simplification and process improvement within the affiliate.

To be considered for this role you will either be an ACA or ACCA qualified accountant from a practice background (ideally audit) and ideally with a degree.

Ideally you will have -
• SAP experience
• Excellent computer skills particularly Microsoft Office
• Previous experience of employee expenses and benefits would be beneficial
• Experience of working with end-users at all levels of the organisation.
• Ability to build and develop good working relationships with Business peers

The salary available on this role is up to £51k plus good bonus and a strong pension scheme.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business