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Finance Manager - Corporate Development

Employer
Informa Global Support
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Jun 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Company DescriptionInforma is a leading business intelligence, events, and academic publishing business operating in the Knowledge and Information Economy. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE 100. We operate in more than 30 countries and employ over 11,000 people globally.

Informa's leading brands and expert teams create intelligence-based products and data-driven services, convene communities in person and digitally and provide access to cutting-edge research for customers working in specialist markets, worldwide.

Job DescriptionThe FM is responsible for tracking the progress and performance of strategic projects, particularly acquisitions. The FM is the interface between the Corporate Development team (which is responsible for originating and executing M&A transactions) and Informa's group and divisional finance functions. The FM will help to ensure that we are assessing performance on the basis of robust and reliable financial and KPI data. The successful candidate will combine forensic attention to detail with a highly collaborative, pragmatic approach.

ResponsibilitiesFinancial and Commercial Tracking
  • Lead Financial tracking and reporting of the last two years acquisitions
  • Liaise regularly with Finance Leads for each acquisition to discuss any potential risks on the forecast
  • Liaise regularly with the Business Managers or/and Integration Officers to discuss the performance of the business and identify any potential risks
  • Investigate and escalate proactively any potential risks on the performance of the acquisitions
  • Liaise with Strategy Analyst to update Integration Tracking report on a Bi-monthly basis
  • Review quarterly acquisition performance with div. CFOs
Earn-out
  • Track earn-out payments for the last two years acquisition
  • Provide guidance and support to each Finance Lead for the calculation of the earn-outs in accordance with the purchase agreements and accounting principles.
  • Liaise with Treasury regularly to help with their Cash forecasts for future Earn-out payments
Senior and Leadership Meetings
  • Prepare financial and commercial update for the last two years acquisitions for the PPP, SMT and Budget meetings including Forecast, ROIC and variance analysis against budget and model
  • Help Strategy Analyst to prepare Integration update for the Board reports
  • Prepare Ad-hoc Financial reporting when required
Synergy Reporting
  • Prepare Synergy reporting for the on a monthly basis
  • Lead Financial Tracking & Reporting and interfaces into Group Finance and the SSC
  • Liaise with the Finance Leads and review VOC financial workbooks to ensure synergies and costs are tracked and reported correctly
  • Liaise with the SSC to ensure integration costs are reported accordingly
  • Investigate any potential risks and issues
  • Prepare Ad-hoc analysis when necessary
CIC Committee
  • Provide Financial guidance and support for each Investment request
  • Liaise with the Finance Support and the PM to review the business case before submission to the CIC Committee (Forecast, NPV, ROI)
  • Liaise with the Finance Leads for the tracking of the costs and synergies on a quarterly basis
  • Identify potential issues and risks
Projects
  • Lead Financial Tracking & Reporting and interfaces into Group Finance and the SSC
  • Make decisions on Financial Tracking & Reporting methodology, standards & tools where needed
  • Review Workstream financials to ensure costs are tracked and reported correctly, and liaises with Workstream Finance leads regularly
  • Lead consolidation of Programme financials (costs and benefits) for tracking and reporting
  • Prepare Financial SteerCo reporting on a monthly basis
Qualifications
  • A fully qualified Accountant - ACCA, CIMA (Ideally BIG4 background)
  • Intermediate skills in Excel, Word and Outlook are essential
  • Previous experience of Project/Programme accounting
  • Knowledge of SAP/Oracle
  • Good communication skills with the ability to build good relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, internal departments and key contacts
  • Act with integrity, tact and diplomacy
  • Good time management skills
Additional Information

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed. As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under local law.
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