Finance Manager

Capita Internal Resourcing
Edinburgh, UK
20 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Capita Software Horizontal Products and Services (HPS) is a £100m turnover business within Capita's Software division. HPS has a vacancy for a Finance Manager in its Data Analytics Business. Data is just like jigsaw pieces, they are different and fragmented whether held in your finance systems, ERP or CRM. If it takes too long to pull the pieces together? All too often, you're just guessing at what the true picture looks like. You can never know for sure what's going to happen - if you're about to run out of stock, about to miss an opportunity or about to lose a customer.

We piece together the puzzle of customers data, giving them exactly what you need to know, so they can act before it's too late.

The role will be responsible for the day to day financial management of the business reporting directly into the HPS Financial Controller.

This role will be varied and involves generating financial information for the month end ensuring the completion of month end, forecasting and budgeting adhering to agreed deadlines. This role will also form a key role on the businesses senior management team ensuring that the SMT are supported with required information to aid decision making and adding greater insight into the business as well as ensuring financial control is maintained.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting, budgeting and forecasting for the business

Monthly Divisional Board presentations to senior stakeholders on performance and cost saving initiatives

Managing the delivery and reporting of capex projects.

Developing and empowering the team to deliver objectives aligned with HPS strategy

The role will be involved in the monthly reporting cycle as well as annual business planning and ad-hoc analysis, projects and process improvements. The person needs to be a qualified accountant with excellent analysis skills, experience of leading a team and an ability to understand the underlying issues. Similarly this person needs to be confident dealing with all stakeholders including senior management, non-finance colleagues, and a great communicator and be able to prioritise effectively and use their initiative.


Flexible and agile to change, adapting to a changing business structure

Excellent business partnering skills, supporting leaders with financial analysis and driving through cost initiatives

Role requires a driven individual who can pick up processes quickly, manage a team through change while ensuring BAU deadlines are maintained.


ACCA, ACA, CIMA qualified

Minimum five years post qualified experience

Advanced Excel skills

Experience of managing a team in a challenging environment

Experience of working in a fast paced environment and ability to prioritise a changing workload and use initiative

Good communication skills with the ability to present complex financial information

Ability to manage change

SAP/Axiom experience beneficial but not essential

BAU Core

Finance Manager

Responsibility of month end, forecasting and budgeting process, reporting outputs and impacts to the stakeholders, Business and HPS level boards

Challenge forecasts and understand variances/movements in 3 year plan

Complete cash flow and working capital forecast and reporting requirements

Manage business relationships with key stakeholders inc Directors, Finance Directors, Cost centre owners, and other HPS Finance Teams

Key contact for customers with regard to billing / credit control issues.

Task reviews - Offshore

Support offshoring of tasks to Poland by empowering the team to create efficiencies through transitioning tasks to free up time for value added activities.

MPR reporting

Own the completion of the Month End reporting, working with Group on new requirements, and ensuring a consolidated position is presented to the FC for review.

Exposure to Director level and multiple key business stakeholders

Assist in a wide range of projects and process improvement initiatives. Mange project budgets and be the finance lead on an array of operational projects.

Balance Sheet Analysis & Review

Review balance sheet on a monthly basis and implement robust controls and reviews of activities

Audit & Tax Queries


Capita's values are at the heart of our business. We believe that our colleagues should be Open, Ingenious, Collaborative and Effective; honest, straight-talking people who are highly intelligent and creative, who work brilliantly as part of a team or leading a team, and who never accept mediocrity. We're looking for people that personify Capita's values, who get involved in different things, deliver what they promise, take responsibility, embrace diversity, and respect their colleagues. In return we can offer you a comptetive salary and benefits package to match combined with excellent caree progression

Postcode of where you will be working EH3 8FJ:

Capita Resourcing operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender identity or gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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