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Finance Manager

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20 Jan 2022

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The Company:

A well respected company in their field, circa £400 million turnover property services company. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious Finance Manager to join the company. This is a brand-new role within their finance leadership team and will be pivotal in ensuring the successful financial integration of the next phase of their ambitious acquisition plans.

The Role:

Working closely with the Head of Finance Integrations and senior leadership across the business this role will bolster the current acquisition strategy from an operational finance perspective; from the due diligence process through to completion and finally to migration onto existing systems and integration into their reporting.

This will include but is not limited to: -
  • Assist in the finance Due Diligence process - this will be key in order to identify any potential issues prior to completion to allow time to understand and plan for those areas identified.
  • Assisting in the creation of an integration plan for each newly acquired business to ensure the migration to current processes and system is efficient and well organized and communicated.
  • Recruit develop and mentor a Management Accountant, giving them the skills and knowledge to complete the necessary accounting transactions from acquisition date until it can be migrated into BAU processes.
  • Support with developing a periodic reporting pack for the board to report on the YTD performance of the acquisitions versus expectations/acquisition budget. Highlighting synergies which have be realised as well as those that have not yet been.
  • Attendance at integration meetings to help drive decision making and ensure implications on both finance and the wider central functions are identified, understood and acceptable before they are approved.
  • Attendance post completion at acquisition sites to meet the team and review finance processes and controls. Ensuring that the company can gain oversight and where appropriate control of the newly acquired entity - this will involve a review of all financial controls, processes and team members within the acquired business.
  • Collaborate and build relationships with the incumbent management structure and acquired finance team to ensure a smooth handover process
  • Involvement in the banking switchover from current banking mandates to company mandate and ensuring that the clients have full oversight and control of all acquisition bank accounts.
  • Document and challenge the controls and processes in place at newly acquired sites to determine if they are sufficient or if they differ from current policies.
  • Review and challenge monthly management accounts production and compare to acquisition budget.
  • Ensuring the smooth transition of accounting procedures from the newly acquired entity into our accounting system and our group reporting post integration.
  • Successfully integrate the results and budgets of acquired companies into the Group's monthly management accounts pack, ensuring acquired company's accounting package is set up to enable reporting in line with company chart of accounts
  • Develop an acquisitions checklist that can be used in all future acquisitions
  • Provide guidance and support to other members of the Acquisitions team as required
  • Work with members of finance team so that post integration there is a smooth handover to the financial controller responsible for business as usual.
  • Volume and diversity of acquisitions expected throughout 2022.
  • Obtaining accurate and timely information from off-site locations
  • Working cross functionally with teams with conflicting priorities and ensuring the best decisions for the Group are made.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Qualified (ACCA, ACA or CIMA)
  • Excellent IT skills - Experience of Microsoft suite of products such as Excel.
  • Line management experience essential
  • Prior experience of acquisitions integrations

  • Able to communicate at all levels
  • Business Partnering Experience
  • Prior integration experience, or at least system implementation experience
  • Experience of D365 accounting system
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