Finance Manager - Reading

The Staffing Hub
20 May 2017
19 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client in Reading is looking to recruit a Finance Manager for initially a 6 month contract (although could become permanent)

Title: Regional Finance Manager – UK/Ireland/Head Office
Reports to: Group Financial Director
Based at: Reading

Main purpose: To efficiently and effectively deliver the company’s financial reporting and transaction processing requirements for a number of countries, and to ensure compliance with all relevant legal and fiduciary requirements, in line with the Group’s financial objectives.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
• Accounting: Production of monthly management accounts. Maintain GL and balance sheet control accounts – manage all aspects of both the controls, input and reporting requirements particularly for the following activities:
o Revenue recognition- ensure correct recognition of retail and rental income (and associated cost of sales) and accuracy of deferred and accrued income
o Accruals and prepayments
o Inter-company balance sheet controls
o Stock accounts – (Work in progress, inventory and stock provision)
o Payroll and staff expenses
o Rental and fixed assets
o All balance sheet reconciliations
o Provide all audit information while liaising with auditors as required for a clean audit

• Reporting and analysis: preparation and production of the monthly commentary for review, including providing appropriate and relevant analysis.

• Budgets and forecasts: production of budgets and forecasts for management review, so contributing to medium to long term business planning process.

• Cash forecasting: production and submission of 13 weekly cash forecast, to include supporting commentary on any material movements or changes from previous submissions for short to medium term cash planning.

• Business partnering: first point of contact on all UK finance aspects for the business departments (supply chain, sales, shared service centre) and the management team.

• VAT: produce monthly reporting to support VAT submissions for UK and Ireland. This will include checking for accuracy and liaising with the appropriate teams to resolve any issues identified.

• Statutory Accounts – production of annual statutory financial statements including relevant notes in accordance with UK accounting standards.

• Corporation tax returns- provide information required for tax compliance and liaise with tax advisors to produce tax returns and resolve any issues identified.

• Any other duties as assigned

Competency / Performance Drivers
Excellent communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Attention to detail and accuracy
Self-managing and motivating
Strong supervisory skills (support, guidance, mentoring)
Ability to work to tight deadlines
Flexible / adaptable
Numerate and logical
Bilingual an advantage

Technical / Professional Expertise
University degree preferred
Qualified- ACA or ACCA accounting qualifications or equivalent
Experience in managing the GL is essential
Experience in cash flow forecasting and management account production/analysis is an advantage
Able to work with all management levels.
Experience in statutory account production and corporation tax compliance is an advantage