Excellent Finance Business Partner opportunity, working for an industry leading business, and employer of choice, based in Hemel Hempstead.
Finance Manager/Finance Business Partner
This role will be 50/50 office/home based.
Our Hertfordshire client require an interim Finance Manager/Finance Business Partner to manage a team to deliver timely and accurate production of management accounts, budgets and forecasts and associated reporting for the relevant business area, ensuring that accounting and control procedures are in place and in line with current accounting legislation and reflect best practice, supporting knowledge sharing in the finance community.
Partnering with the Executive directors and their management teams to provide business partnership, financial information and support to drive achievement of Business targets.
Accountable for the production of all financial results for the relevant business areas, including P&L, cash flow and balance sheet
Responsible for delivering successful, timely month end close, including approving journals, monitoring variances and maintaining integrity of financial ledgers
Review and approve monthly balance sheet reconciliations, including reporting of balance sheet risks and opportunities
Produce financial reporting, ensuring all deadlines are adhered to, including commentary on major variances and trends.
Support preparation of 3 year business plan and annual budget for business area, including detailed strategic and financial analysis.
Management of the year end accounts production timetable in accordance with requirements, ensuring deadlines are met.
Building strong working relationships with stakeholders across the business.
Apply judgement and experience to assist the business in making key decisions, working in business partnership while maintaining corporate governance.
Provide information to support increased efficiency and cost management with business leads.
To significantly improve the speed and efficiency of the month end process and to develop the control to support the improvement. Delivering consistent accounting methods across the business.
Challenge existing processes and working methods to deliver a programme of continuous improvement, through project leadership.
Support the Finance Director and Financial Controllers in ensuring adequate financial processes and procedures are in place.
Strong academic background
Qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) with 3 yrs+ post qualification experience in a commercial environment
Working technical knowledge of reporting standards and excellent management accounting techniques
Experienced in leading a team of management accountants
Extensive experience of a variety of accounting and operational systems, with SAP, BW and T'S experience desirable
Use of Standard Microsoft Suite (Word/Excel etc)
Has a customer driven, service approach, whilst maintaining high levels of integrity
Demonstrates a real passion to exceed goals/targets and does not accept mediocrity.
Ability to communicate clearly, including explanation of complicated finance processes to non-finance colleagues
Ability to organise, prioritise and monitor workload in order to meet tight deadlines
Ability to interact with people at all levels in an effective manner
Flexibility to work within a rapidly changing environment
Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates
Robert Walters is delighted to have partnered with a well-established and highly respected firm of chartered accountants based in Beaconsfield to find an Audit Semi-Senior/Senior/Manager. These roles have been created due to substantial growth and offer the chance for brilliant individuals to fast track their career advancement with an Accountancy Practice which, thanks to their strong connections locally to Top 10 firms, have ambitious plans which can only be met by hiring top tier talent.
£65,000 - £70,000 per annum + Extensive Bens Package
24 November 2023
A high-growth manufacturing start-up, commutable from Cambs/Suffolk, are seeking an Operations Finance Manager to support them as they embark on a period of significant growth. Presently, the business are at ~£15M turnover, with ambitious plans to take this to £100M+ in the next few years.
This is a newly created role, critical in building out the organisation’s Operations finance capabilities. Driving gross margin improvements is a key priority for this business in the next year, and this role will be critical in enabling them to understand both current performance vs plan and future opportunities.
The culture fit here is huge – it’s a high growth, start-up environment, and finding somebody who will fit in within an organisation looking to scale their brand fast, is crucial!
• Review of monthly management accounts, cashflow forecast, variance analysis.
• Support the team in preparation of complex financial tasks and consolidation.
• Prepare management accounts, balance sheet reconciliation and reporting templates to suit the needs of the clients.
• Working with the commercial team to onboard new clients and support new projects
• Support the continuous improvements to accounting and reporting processes together with the wider Finance and ERP Development teams.
• Act as a key point of finance contact (as and when needed) to external clients and always deliver quality service.
• ACA , ACCA , CIMA Qualified or equivalent.
• IFRS, FRS 102, FRS 101 and UK GAAP knowledge is essential.
• Understanding of both management and statutory accounting is also essential.
• Strong Excel skills and experience of using an ERP system (use of Agresso/Business World a distinct advantage but not essential)
• Adaptable to change and working within a project environment is vital.
• Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work closely with external parties and clients.
This role will be based in Kings Langley 2 days a week, occasional travel to other sites may also be required.