An excellent opportunity has arisen for a highly experienced Finance Manager to join an international company, based in Basildon where you will represent the UK Finance side of their business. This is a high level role and will require you to have strong accounting skills from a Financial Services, Banking or Auditing background ,together with excellent people management and communication skills as you will be involved in regular liaison and meetings with overseas colleagues. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a large organisation and become an important part of the UK/European Finance Team.
Essential skills and background : -
University degree (or equivalent) in business administration.
Previous experience in bank, financial services or auditing/consulting firm.
Strong knowledge of IFRS accounting (and possibly US Gaap); ACCA certification advantageous.
Fluency in English is essential and fluency in Italian would be a distinct advantage.
Good knowledge of MS Office tools (advanced Excel); strong skills on excel pivot tables (and
Vlookup) and data interrogation / matching techniques; good knowledge of SAP.
Strong knowledge of Statutory Accounts.
Ability to manipulate and understand trends.
Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
Strong leadership skills and capability to lead a team of up to 4 members .
Capability to lead and drive process improvements and changes.
Responsibilities include : -
Reporting directly to the EMEA Finance Manager.
Direct interface with other departments at market level and the EMEA FP&A / CAO and
Treasury team; manage relation with JV and Vendor partners ensuring reliable, timely and
accurate information flow.
Responsible for month end closing process including reporting of P&L, Balance Sheet
Assure reliability and integrity of the monthly/quarterly results reported in the official company
reports in accordance with IFRS and US Gaap; ensure compliance and completeness with any
required reporting GAAP (included quarterly group disclosures).
Ensure production, maintenance and development of financial reports with KPI's for areas such
as new business, margin, cost of funding, other operating income, Risk costs Roll on Rentals
analysis and any other key business area.
Responsibility of Forecast and Budgeting processes.
Interface with treasury to control and manage proper company funding.
Liaise with tax departments any aspect related to taxation reporting and tax impacts on
reporting and statutory accounts.
Ultimate responsible for an accurate and timely bookkeeping and efficient accounting activity.
Responsible for a clean debtor and creditor ledger and efficient/accurate approval and payment
Lead the drafting of year end statutory accounts within time-lines and with no audit issues.
Support for ICT implementation projects on finance topics and any strategic initiative.
Additional Information :
Excellent salary and benefits package
Core hours Mon-Fri 8.30am - 5pm but will need to be flexible
Keywords ; Finance Manager ; Accountant ; Financial Services ; Banking ; Auditing ; IFRS ; Italian
Cordant People are an Equal Opportunities Employer
Cordant Group is an equal opportunities employer