Interim Group Finance Manager

7 days left

England, Bristol
Feb 04, 2021
Mar 04, 2021
JN -012021-1996063
Ryan Hirons
Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Qualified

This is a maternity cover fixed term contract. It's a very broad role with a primary responsibility for delivering the month and year end accounting and VAT compliance

Client Details

My client are a high growth client based in Bristol


The main responsibilities within this role are:

  • Delivering the monthly Balance Sheet within set timeline, reconciled to the standard required
  • Delivery of the non-recurring OPEX projects file and back up each month to Group Reporting team and for audit
  • Preparing for and delivering the annual audit for Holding Companies
  • Quickly acquiring in-depth knowledge of current end-to-end accounting and reporting processes and systems
  • Being proactive in issue identification and resolution ensuring tax and accounting compliance
  • Ensuring all relevant information is available for WD7 flash report
  • Ensuring the intercompany process is completed to deadline each month and the GL, PL & SL accounts net to zero across the group before the close on WD8
  • Ensuring intercompany debt is cleared on a timely basis and assessing if any recapitalisation is required
  • Checking and signing off bank payments as required
  • Ensuring sufficient cash balances to cover requirements
  • Ensuring monthly PAYE, NI and Apprenticeship levy payments for director's payroll are made
  • Ensuring monthly POA for UK VAT in paid on time and balance sheet reconciliation prepared
  • Annual filling of tax compliance certificates
  • Ensuring all VAT deadlines are met, all information provided to any relevant external parties for submission and review of the VAT
  • Corporation Tax compliance assisting the Head of Tax
  • Review and posting of all year end Corporation tax journals
  • Ensuring all UK corporation tax payments are made on a timely basis
  • Forecasting / Budgets on a quarterly basis
  • Providing Group FP&A team with a forecast of all non-recurring items
  • Taking Forecasting team budgets into a weekly cash flow forecast
  • Reviewing Multiple Company Cash flows on a weekly basis
  • Reviewing 4-month group cash flow for input into the board report
  • Delivery of improvement projects
  • Dealing with partial exemption VAT schemes across the group
  • Looking for ways to improve the working capital position across the group - particularly tax related
  • Liaising with external professional service providers


The successful candidate for this position will have:

  • A full professional accounting qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or similar).
  • Experience in accounting roles in similar sized organisations and in managing a team
  • Sufficient commercial experience, thrives in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment - flexibility is key
  • Excellent IT skills including advanced excel, and confident on various management reporting systems
  • Strong attention to detail, reconciliation skills and able to deliver right-first-time results efficiently
  • A questioning mind; this person should always be looking for where improvements can be made
  • Natural leadership skills, able to get results from the team and manage under-performance in an effective manner.
  • European VAT compliance and cross border transaction experience
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to build relationships

Job Offer

A highly competitive salary is on offer. This is a fixed term contract salaried position not day rate.

Please note that even though the role is currently fully remote the plans will be to have availability to be onsite in Bristol as the role progresses.

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