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Finance Manager PC3935

Permanent @Apple Recruitment
  • Post Date : 9 July 2024

Job Description

Finance Manager- Permanent- Belfast

On behalf of our client, award-winning utilities company with a passion for sustainability and exciting plans for the future, we are seeking an experienced finance professional to lead their team.

Reporting to the Finance Director, the Finance Manager will have overall responsibility for the Finance Department, providing leadership and direction to a team of 7 individuals, via 2 direct reports, including responsibility for roles and responsibilities, hiring of staff and team structure.

This is a ‘hands on role’ and the Finance Manager will prepare the necessary accounts and reports to ensure that group reporting, legal, regulatory and audit requirements are fulfilled, and to liaise with the Company Auditors and tax advisers on matters related to these accounts.

You will need:

  • Qualified Accountant – either Chartered, Certified or CIMA
  • 5 years relevant experience within an accounting environment
  • Experience of working with accounting packages.
  • Experience in dealing with corporate entities, commercial businesses and consumers
  • Experience of preparing Statutory Accounts
  • Experience of Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Leadership skills with a proven track record of leading, inspiring and motivating employees
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT Literate particularly with Microsoft Excel
  • High standard of numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and unsupervised.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a dedicated team
  • A professional and flexible approach is required.
  • Ability to process high volumes of data with speed and accuracy

Duties:

  1. Provide leadership and direction to a team of 7 individuals, via 2 direct reports, including responsibility for roles and responsibilities, hiring of staff and team structure. Ensuring the team are adequately trained to performing their duties; develop the team as required and perform regular appraisal of performance. Delegate and manage such activities as may be appropriate for the effectiveness of the accounting function.
  2. To prepare the necessary accounts and reports to ensure that group reporting, legal, regulatory and audit requirements are fulfilled, and to liaise with the Company Auditors and tax advisers on matters related to these accounts.
  3. To ensure the Finance Director together with the rest of the Senior Management Team are provided with the financial and management information and advice required to support the operation of the business. This includes oversight of internal monthly financial reporting (monthly management accounts).
  4. To prepare and review Business Plans, Budgets and Forecasts in a timely manner to meet the needs of the Board and Management, regulation and the Company’s shareholders. Preparation of monthly / quarterly reporting for internal departments, including discussion of these reports with department heads.
  5. To ensure that company obligations are met in respect of monitoring the tax position of the business, including preparation of corporate tax returns and oversight of all other tax responsibilities (such as PAYE and VAT returns). Understanding of how changes in the UK tax framework affect the overall performance and value of the business. Ensuring the company is adequately prepared to deal with future changes such as Making Tax Digital.
  6. To liaise with the Business Services Director to ensure that information required for business forecasting / valuation modelling are provided wherever necessary, as well as completion of annual returns to the Regulator (such as Annual Cost Reporting)
  7. As required, to review financial return on capital and revenue project appraisals and post investment appraisal reports.
  8. To manage the company’s bank and treasury facilities in accordance with company procedures and authority levels, including oversight of all transactions both from debtors and to creditors, reconciliation of all bank accounts and transfer of balances between accounts to ensure effective use of any surplus resources. Preparation of regular short and medium term cashflow forecasts, monitoring and control of Working Capital balances.
  9. Oversight over the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable ledgers, including cash collection and debt recovery services.

 

Location: Greater Belfast Area, BT3. Please note this organisation does not offer a work from home/ hybrid option however the Post Holder will be able to make a flexible working request upon meeting the eligibility criteria.

Duration: Permanent. You will need to be eligible to work in the UK on a permanent basis.

Hours:  Full time but will consider applications for Part time. 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and between 8.30am and 4.30pm on Fridays, usually working no more than 37 hours per week

Salary:  £55,000 – £65,000 per annum. The successful candidate will be eligible to participate in a performance bonus scheme that provides an opportunity to earn 10-15% on target bonus.

Benefits: Contributory pension scheme with enhanced employer contribution for qualifying staff, Free life assurance, Enhanced maternity pay for qualifying staff, enhanced sick pay for qualifying staff, Give as you Earn scheme, 20 days annual leave and 11 bank holidays, Up to an additional 5 days for length of service, Further education policy, Dedicates health and wellbeing programme, Employee assistance program.

If you would like to be considered for this role or find out more, please email me your CV now by clicking on the link and I will be in touch. All details are treated in the strictest confidence.

If this role isn’t quite right for you but you would like to look for a new opportunity, please get in contact with us.

Applicants must ensure their CV is accurate and up to date. The CV should include your full employment history inclusive of dates, all academic achievements and full personal contact details.

Apple Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Apple Recruitment Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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