Finance Manager

KR Group
03 Mar 2019
22 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
1 year, 12 months, 365 days, sounds like a long time but it will fly-by - we guarantee that here at KR Group.

John, our finance manager, is taking a 12 month secondment working with our favourite new IT system called Workday.

Therefore, someone needs to help John handover his day job and allow him the freedom of taking on his new project role.

Can you help John? Please help John, he is a lovely bloke.

In one of the busiest departments within our private equity backed business this 12 month contract will go by quickly because pace of work here is quick, really quick.

You will manage the transactional finance team for a fixed term period of 12 months. John's team (who he is very fond of) has 4 direct reports and a wider team of 8 in total. The main objective for this role is to ensure that all financial transactions are accounted for accurately and on a timely basis.

Sounds easy, yeah right.

John has best described his role day-to-day as follows;

* To Manage the Transactional Finance team ( 8 reports)

* Oversee Month end

* Manage Purchase Ledger and Procurement functions

* Manage Sales Ledger and Credit control functions

* Ensure all banks accounts are fully reconciled

* Ensure intercompany accounts are reconciled

* Oversee monthly payroll, circa 500 employees

* Responsibility for Lender and Annuity process team

* Ensure balance sheet reconciliations are completed on a timely basis

* Maintain financial control of the operations

* Bank, Bacs and EDPQ management

* Management of source system interfaces

* To establish and develop new processes, procedures and reconciliations when required by the business

Finance Manager | Finance | ACA | ACCA | CIMA | Accounts

Essential Skills

* Hold a recognised accountancy qualification ACA, ACCA CIMA or equivalent

* Will have led an accounts team or will have extensive experience of financial control.

* Experience of team management

* Diligent and determined

* An analytical mind

* Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

* Willingness to use initiative and work without detailed instructions

* Ability to plan workload effectively

Desirable Skills

* Workday system experience would be a distinct advantage but not essential

* Ability to act as a mentor to junior members of the team

About Company

The KR Group is a leading financial services group for those both in and approaching their retirement. The Group’s main activities are equity release, estate planning, annuities and retirement planning. Subsidiaries of the Group include Key Retirement, Key Partnerships, and more 2 life. Between these companies, we offer products including equity release, retirement planning, and estate planning. Private equity owned by Partners Group, we lead the market in Equity Release. Retired homeowners cashed in more than £3 billion of property wealth in 2017 as the equity release market expanded at a record rate

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