Finance Manager – Aquisitions

Job Title: Finance Manager – Aquisitions

Location: Wilmslow

Hours of Work: 09:00 – 17:30 or in line with business needs

Salary: up to £50,000

The Group has recently made a number of acquisitions, some of these being smaller, bolt-on providers of complementary products and services.

As the Group continues to expand, we are now looking for an ambitious, dynamic, hard-working, finance professional to join the team and support the onboarding and integration of these businesses.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recently qualified accountant to develop and grow in an exciting, ambitious business environment.

Reporting into the FD, you will be responsible for overseeing the finances for a number of recently acquired companies.  This will include putting in place new financial systems and processes, building KPIs, supporting the day-to-day finance responsibilities and producing month end management accounts and board reports for each business unit.  Commercial and analytical support will also be necessary to help grow the businesses.

 

MAIN DUTIES

Onboarding of acquisitions into the Group

  • Gaining an understanding of each of the business units – business model, opportunities, risks, financial processes, financial statements, etc
  • In conjunction with management, develop KPIs both in line with overall Group KPIs as well as relevant to the specific business units
  • Identify what finance responsibilities can be transitioned to Head Office (e.g. consolidation of transactional back office processes) and what needs to remain in the business unit
  • Leading the transition of all businesses onto the Group finance system

 

Monthly Reporting

  • Work in conjunction with each business to prepare monthly management accounts including P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow statements
  • Presentation of monthly results of all businesses to CFO
  • Production of monthly Board packs for internal management
  • Monthly reconciliation of balance sheet and control accounts

 

Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Involvement in the preparation of forecasts, including P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow, for each of the businesses
  • Regular tracking of performance versus budget and prior year
  • Production of short term cashflow forecasts
  • Support with tracking of business and financial KPIs

 

Audit and Compliance

  • Support the Group Financial Controller with the annual audit process, including the preparation of end of year accounts files and audit schedules, providing any requested information in a timely manner and having the knowledge to be the go-to person for questions about the businesses
  • Prepare VAT returns for review and sign-off
  • Support with Corporation Tax returns and information requests from tax advisors

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to engage non-Finance colleagues
  • Solid Excel and PowerPoint skills required
  • Finance system experience is desirable
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced and ever-evolving environment
  • Willing to travel throughout the UK (current acquisitions based in Southampton, Plymouth and Lancaster)

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