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Group Finance Manager

SF Recruitment
Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
SF Recruitment are pleased to be working in exclusive partnership with a leading specialist manufacturer based in South Derbyshire to add a newly created position into their exceptional finance team, reporting to the exceptional CFO with exposure to a number of key senior stakeholders within the organisation.

About the organisation

My client are the dominant player within their industry. A Private-Equity backed organisation, they boast a global reach for their products and have demonstrated consistent growth, both organically and through investment and acquisition.

With strong financial backing, the organisation have already completed on a number of acquisitions this financial year with several on the horizon for 2024. This is an exciting time to be joining this fast-paced organisation, working as part of a collaborative and talented finance team.

About the opportunity

Working alongside the Group Reporting Manager and Group Financial Controller, will enjoy a varied role supporting various sites as a group resource from a finance standpoint, undertaking some typical statutory accounts preparation responsibilities alongside supporting on group consolidation work.

You will be a key asset to the finance team and the business, supporting on delivery of internal solutions and projects, initially supporting on a tax project to implement compliance across the group, whilst supporting the GRM and GFC in acting as a group resource to support the sites from a technical reporting standpoint.

Alongside the above, you will work with the wider finance team, supported by and supporting an experienced senior finance team with multiple pieces of acquisition work including business case preparation, testing and subsequent financial integration.

This job description can be adapted within reason to suit the successful applicant, and initially will support other senior team members who currently lead on group consolidation workload. You will ideally have prior experience (or the appetite to enhance your experience) in group reporting skills - this could result in you taking on further responsibility to step into the group consolidation lead role where required.

Some aspects of the role include:

• Group Reporting:

o Supporting on the management of monthly consolidation of group results

o Monthly group forecasting including P&L, BS, CF, Orders & Covenants

o Prep of the monthly MFR pack for the PE House

o Liaising with site FDs to ensure accurate business unit reporting

• Budgeting

• Financial Analysis

The role also offers the opportunity to be involved with/lead on

• Project work (e.g. tax/compliance policy rollout across the group)

• Acquisition work (e.g. prepping business cases for potential acquisitions through to the financial integration into the group)

• Other ad-hoc work as required

The ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate would have a strong technical grounding from a mid to large practice environment and be an ACA/ACCA qualified accountant.

It is not essential that you have operated within a group reporting role previously, however exposure to a group operational environment in your first role after practice would be advantageous.

A comfortability with general Tax procedures is essential however a specialised Tax knowledge is not essential.

Prior exposure to significant acquisition work would be highly attractive, particularly around acquisition integration.

What’s in it for you?

A salary for this role is available up to £70,000 depending on experience.

Some hybrid working and flexibility is available with the role alongside various other attractive benefits.

One of the stand-out aspects of this role is the opportunity to shape your own role and work alongside and in partnership with a wide-array of talented business leaders and finance professionals, enhancing your experience and skillset which may be well suited to an individual with future ambitions to become a Finance Director/CFO.

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