Job Vacancy: Finance Manager

Our Ref: -1012499823
Location: Caerphilly
Salary: 45-50k

Our client, a FTSE 100 business based in Caerphilly are looking for a Finance Manager to work join their successful organisation.

Reporting to the Head of Accounting Services, you will be responsible for managing a team of 15 staff to deliver a broad range of financial support to UK sites. Your team has responsibility for a number of key financial system tasks (SAP/HFM) including consolidation, fixed assets control and period end activities and will act as a conduit for system improvements / training activities within the wider team.

As a senior manager, you will manage the relationship with the Financial Planning & Control Manager, ensuring that your team provide a high quality service to its stakeholders, whilst at the same time achieving the deadlines set by both the Division and wider Group. You will be actively involved in driving continuous improvement both within your own team and the wider department in the pursuit of world class performance.

Some UK travel will be required

Areas of Responsibility:

Period-Reporting Activities        
  • Deliver accurate and timely management accounts (P&L, B/S, KPI’s) to site management teams, Head Office and Group in line with set deadlines
  • Ensure that corporate governance standards are clear and maintained for each site through a process of ongoing balance sheet reviews and a strong control environment
  • Deliver routine and ad-hoc analysis, as requested by site operations, Finance Business Partners, Division and Group
  • Co-ordinate with Group Tax and Group financial accounting to ensure compliance reporting deadlines are met. (VAT, Corporation Tax, VAT etc.)

Financial Systems        
  • Ensure HFM consolidation activities are performed in line with group accounting policies
  • Ensure SAP activities (Fixed Assets, revaluations, period end close) are completed accurately and to timetable for all divisions
  • Co-ordinate financial system training and improvements to drive value from these assets

Process Improvement        
  • Drive reporting quality through process improvement and culture of peer review
  • As a senior manager, help drive continuous improvement initiatives across the broader department, working with cross- functional teams to deliver

Team Management        
  • Develop and mentor the team to achieve targets and simultaneously improve quality.
  • Help to clearly define career progression routes and satisfy succession planning requirements through development and training of staff
  • Deliver team objectives through effective use of Performance Development Plans / Reviews.

Person Specification:

Education & Certifications
  • Fully Qualified Accountant
  • Batchelor’s degree or other certification in a related discipline

Job Specific Technical Requirements
  • Up-to-date technical knowledge with experience of Divisional/Group reporting Experience using ERP accounting systems, preferably SAP. Use of Hyperion would be an advantage.
  • Experience of Operational/Manufacturing environment and reporting requirements
  • Experience of large international organisation

  • Track record of providing accounting/reporting services
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with both technical and business audiences
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Ability to prioritise and execute tasks in a high pressure environment
  • Knowledge of accounting standards (UK GAAP and IFRS) and MS Office suite, in particular Excel

The salary for this role is £45- £50k with a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 25 days holiday
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Defined contribution pension
  • Bonus
  • 37.5-hour week

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