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Finance Manager

Employer
Michael Page
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
29 Oct 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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The client are a well established and growing asset manager of highly differentiated alternative investment strategies. They have gone through large growth over the last few months due to a shift of style of investing worldwide and continue to forecast further growth.

Job Description
Working from their West Oxfordshire office (outside of Witney), the key responsibilities of the Finance Manager will be:

Accounting / reporting:
a) Limited Partnerships / Limited Liability Partnerships
* Prepare quarterly accounts and assist with preparation of the investor reports for the LP / LLP funds
with the Investment Director;
* Managing the annual audit of the LP / LLP funds and General Partner / Designated Member
companies;
* Taxation: assist with production of annual investor taxation statements and issue of these within 3
months of the end of the tax year;
* There will be opportunities to become involved in investment appraisal and valuation and work with
the Investment Team to provide value enhancing opportunities to the LP funds including involvement
in developing new fund-raising proposals;
* You may also talk regularly to the investors in these LPs / LLPs and provide them with explanations and
information;
b) Direct Managed Accounts
* Responsible for the statutory and quarterly reporting for several large direct managed accounts (£50 -
£250m), which may include an overseas account in Ireland and several large corporate and Family
Office investors;
* There are around ~50 managed accounts ranging from £1m - £25m: these are mainly reported
annually but there will be ad hoc reporting for certain clients.
c) Listed plc funds
* My client run statutory reporting and quarterly management reporting for some listed funds;
* You will run the day-to-day financial operations of some of the subsidiary companies within these
listed funds (~40 companies in total). This will include all financial arrangements of these companies;
* There will be acquisitions and disposals within these funds: you will work with the Investment Team,
Finance Directors and Financial Controllers to ensure these acquisitions are successfully integrated;
Finance Operations
* You will provide quarterly accounts and ensure banking, accounting and VAT arrangements are
operating effectively;
* Ensuring strong control of bank payments and other budgetary controls;
* Constant review of business improvement opportunities;
* Assist with the management of an audit and tax programme across several audit firms for multiple
clients;
* Ensure timber harvesting processes are working effectively and are closed down on a timely basis;
* Ensure Board Reporting "dashboards" and other information is delivered on a timely basis;
* Assist with Head Office finance activities on behalf of GH plc as needed including budgeting, reporting
and forecasting.
Investor relations
* Responding to Investor queries on both the management accounts and LP / LLPs;
Investment support:
* Maintain IRR and Total Return models for the Limited Partnership Funds and other funds as
appropriate
Other, including but not limited to:
* Maintain regulatory data including the assistance with preparation of FCA returns for some of the
forestry funds;
* Preparation of relevant board minutes / resolutions with the assistance of the Administration team
and working with the Finance Director / Financial Controllers in Real Assets to ensure Company
Secretarial matters and filings are up to date;

The Successful Applicant
The successful Finance Manager will be:

Qualifications /Skills
* ACA / ACCA / CIMA (or equivalent)
* At least 2 years PQE in a multi business environment which operates at pace
* Statutory accounting knowledge and good knowledge of VAT and tax
* Strong aptitude for numbers and it would be useful if you have experience of complex legal structures
* Strong IT skills - Excel and Powerpoint
* Excellent attention to detail combined with strong organisational and time management skills
* Efficient, reliable and thorough approach
* Drive and initiative - the desire to add value, proactive approach
* Able to communicate effectively and adapt to anyone within the broader team

Personal Attributes
* Be efficient, reliable and thorough
* Drive and initiative - the desire to add value, proactive approach
* Fast paced - ability to work on a variety of tasks with tight deadlines
* Commitment to the business and the team - the ability to contribute over and above the job alone
* Strong intellect - the ability to analyse and distil information quickly and effectively
* Able to communicate effectively and adapt to anyone within the broader team

What's on Offer
On offer for the successful Finance Manager will be a salary of circa £45,000 along with a personal bonus and added benefits package.

Contact
Nick Harris

Quote job ref
JN-102020-1240361

Phone number
+44 1865 208479
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