Senior Finance Manager

Forward Assist Recruitment Limited
Peterborough, UK
Closing date
26 Oct 2020

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Job Description

Job Title: Senior Finance Manager

Reporting to: CEO

Position Overview

The Finance Manager is responsible for the production of timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting, management accounts preparation and analysis, budgetary control and management of operating expenditure. Working with key stakeholders across the organisation; the CEO and the Management team, the Board and where necessary external partners; shareholders and or financial institutions, delivering the financial outcomes of the business strategy. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast pace environment, have a lust for learning, more than just a number-cruncher, with an innate ability to analyse financial information and disseminate credibly across all level of the business up to Executive level.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Overall control of the company's finance function
  • Management of financial contractual arrangements, understanding of the impact to the P/L over the life of the contract
  • Supplier and contract management, providing regular updates to the Management Board
  • Financial planning and related ongoing advice for the CEO and the Management Board
  • Formulating financial targets and budgets following the strategy determined by the Board
  • Overall responsibility for all financial transactions and accountancy matters, including audit, systems, tax, VAT analysis and reporting
  • Prepare and review of monthly management accounts
  • Work with and assist the management team to grow the businesses formulating strategies and planning
  • Lead and manage the annual budget process and taking initiatives in controlling costs appropriately
  • Ongoing management of cash flow, invoicing, management fees and associated rebates
  • Preparation and submission of weekly and monthly reports, including regulatory submissions
  • Providing information for and liaising with external auditors
  • Management of sales and purchase ledgers
  • Managing compliance with and payment of all payroll taxes including benefits in kind and PAYE sharing agreement
  • Capital Adequacy calculations, monitoring and regulatory submission
  • Maintaining the company's fixed asset register
  • Corporate policy oversight, including insurance
  • Production of rate card and pricing structure for business
  • Record retention and archiving
  • Financial analysis and independent valuation of unquoted securities

Technical Skills, Experience and Qualifications Expected
  • Must have financial services experience AND FUND SECTOR EXPERIENCE
  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) or equivalent (min 5 years post qualified)
  • Strong understanding of investments, fund and products within the Financial Service industry
  • Strong PC skills including Excel, Sage, Pegasus or relevant accounting package
  • Reading appropriate material relevant to the financial services industry and maintaining CPD

Competencies Required
  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated and organised
  • Strong numerical, administration and analytical skills
  • Team working
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good at planning and time management
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong customer service ethic, including understanding the principles of Treating Customers Fairly (TCF)
  • Ability to comply with set internal policies and routines
  • Flexible approach and a "can do" attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent decision making skills

This role can be office based 2 days per week and home based 3 days per week.

Forward Assist Recruitment is operating as an employment agency. Forward Assist Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
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