Catalyst Recruitment - People + Progress

Finance Manager

£40,000 to £55,000 / Newcastle upon Tyne / Sep 19, 2019

Great opportunity for a progressive Finance Manager, or similar, to join a successful, high growth, £4m entrepreneurial business at a pivotal stage in its development, and during the next stage of its journey, further to its recent acquisition by a successful FTSE 100 company that’s no.1 in its field.  

Enjoy the benefits of being a key member of the management team of a small but fast growing and independent business, together with the support and resources of a larger, listed organisation.  This role is ideal for a hands-on, commercially-driven accountant looking to make an impact, overseeing and getting involved with all areas of the finance function, 'rolling sleeves up' to get the job done where needed.

Key aspects and requirements of the Finance Manager role include:

• Quarterly forecasting of revenue, costs and KPIs
• Preparation of annual three year business plan
• Ensuring timely month management reporting
• Review and commentary for the monthly management accounts, including P&L, balance sheet and cash flow
• Implementation of robust internal control environment, in line with the requirements of a FTSE100 business and appropriate to the size of the business, including full month-end close, reconciliation, review and approval processes 
• Development and maintenance of the company's risk register
• Commercial support as the business looks to achieve significant post acquisition growth targets
• Setting up a finance structure that is scalable for the future growth trajectory
• Supporting the development of a part-qualified accountant and looking to expand the team over time as required
• Assisting or leading commercial contract negotiations in particular in relation to cost areas
• Driving finance process and system improvements 

As Finance Manager you will need:

• Solid, progressive experience, ideally gained in similar well-rounded, Finance Manager, Accounts Supervisor, Management Accountant or Financial Accountant type role
• Ideally, a recognised accounts qualification such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent
• Knowledge of IFRS accounting preferred
• Knowledge of insurance broking and/or other FCA reporting and compliance requirements also advantageous
• Strong communication skills
• Knowledge of Xero accounting system useful but not essential
• Flexibility to travel to parent offices – approx. one day per month

Please note: High levels of interest mean we will only contact you if your application is shortlisted and this will happen within five working days. You must also be eligible to work in the UK.

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