Group Finance Manager

Posted 14 March 2024
Salary £70000 - £75000 per annum + Hybrid, life and health insurance
Job type Permanent
Discipline Accounting & Finance
Contact NameJoanna Engel

Job description

Our Client is currently recruiting a Group Finance Manager to join their team based in Wokingham. This is a newly created role due to growth. The Group Finance Manager will support the Group CFO in managing the finance teams and all finance related activities across the Group Companies.

Duties of the Group Finance Manager include:

  • Lead the finance teams, overseeing transactional and management accounting across all entities, ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of financial information, whilst ensuring adequate financial controls are in place.
  • Review balance sheet reconciliations of all businesses.
  • Manage the annual audit, liaising with external auditors and the finance teams to ensure a smooth process.
  • Recruitment, induction, and development of finance team members and ensure compliance with HR policies.
  • Identify and manage process improvement initiatives to enhance efficiency.
  • Oversee treasury and cash management activities, producing rolling 13-week cashflow forecasts for the group.
  • Support the CFO with all budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Produce monthly consolidated management accounts, KPIs, analysis and all other Management Information
  • Support the CFO with producing monthly Board reports and other ad-hoc group requirements.
  • Oversee HMRC compliance across all entities, including review of VAT returns.
  • Overview of credit control activities, managing escalation processes where necessary
  • Support the CFO with management of group insurances, including annual renewal process.
  • Liaise with operational team and other departments to build collaborative relationships, ensuring support and communication is effective.
  • Support the CFO on strategic initiatives, e.g. acquisitions and post-acquisition integration, new finance systems.
  • Perform all activities and duties in accordance with the relevant requirements of ISO 9001 and ISO 27001, as applicable, and the Quality Management System Policies and always.
  • Ad-hoc projects

Requirements for the Group Finance Manager include:

  • Membership of a recognised professional accountancy body
  • Experience at Senior Finance Manager level in a similar sized multi-site business for a minimum of 2 years
  • Display strong leadership skills by effective management of direct reports, ensuring regular one-to-ones, appraisals and development plans are in place.
  • Working with the operations teams, highlighting areas for improvement in collaboration and processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work on own initiative and to deadlines.
  • Highly proficient in Excel and ability to work with complex Excel models.
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Adaptable and ability to manage workload efficiently.
  • Able to travel regularly to other group company locations.

Hybrid working, life insurance, health insurance, pension.