Finance Projects Team Leader FTC 12 mointh

Michael Page Finance
Wales, Cardiff
£40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Closing date
Feb 9, 2022

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Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
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Job Details

This is an initial 12m FTC, with potential for extension or Perm at the end.

Client Details

My client is a very well known Financial Services organisation with A large Head office in City Centre Cardiff.


The Finance Manager will ensure projects impacting Accounting Operations systems and processes are delivered into production without impact to service levels.

The Finance manager will lead, motivate and develop a team responsible for the preparation of accurate daily and monthly Accounting Operations transactions, reconciliations, management information and analytical support to business partners. The Finance manager will lead the preparation of financial ledgers and trial balances from which statutory financial accounts, tax and other regulatory returns can be produced.

The role will include;

Projects. Provide subject matter expertise to support projects impacting Accounting Operations systems and processes. Ensure business requirements are accurate and all project documentation and testing is completed on time and in accordance with project plans, test plans and governance. Take the lead in transitioning projects to production, ensuring appropriate training has been provided and procedures written and signed off.

Management. Manage, motivate and develop employees at all levels, in a manner that is consistent with the Company's policies and procedures including the Partnership Agreement, to maximise the performance of the area.

Daily Actions. Ensure Accounting Operations data is processed in accordance with documented procedures and controls, including the preparation and posting of journals to the accounting system as part of statutory financial or regulatory reporting period end close, in accordance with Accounting Operations timetables.

Reconciliations. Ensure delivery of financial or box reconciliations, including the investigation and clearance of outstanding items, as per deadlines mandated in the Accounting Operations timetable, ensuring the reasons for reconciling items are clearly and concisely explained.

Financial Reporting & Management Information. Lead the accurate and timely preparation of the monthly financial / management accounts, related revenue, balance sheet, tax or other regulatory returns in accordance with Accounting Operations timetables.

Financial Controls. Maintain and monitor robust financial controls in compliance with Group Standards, statutory and regulatory requirements and the risk and control framework. Maintain procedure notes, ensuring they are up to date and fit for purpose. Assist internal or external auditors as and when required.

Process Reviews. Ensure issues and errors found in Accounting Operations systems and processes, and opportunities for process improvement are identified and progressed through to execution.

Treating Customer Fairly. Ensure that the appropriate Finance MI, process and systems are in place to provide support to the product divisions so that customers are treated fairly in line with policies.


  • A qualified accountant, or qualified by experience, with a number of years' experience within a Finance environment.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including excel, word and PowerPoint.
  • Detailed experience of working on a core accounting system and performing ledger postings and reconciliations.
  • Experience of using, extracting and reporting data from accounting and other office based administration systems.
  • Experience of spreadsheet design and financial analysis.
  • Experienced people manager able to demonstrate positive performance management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of staff throughout the business and prepared to lead meetings. The ability to listen to others and challenge to ensure understanding of their viewpoint.
  • Attention to detail and able to work accurately to tight deadlines. Performs inbuilt reconciliations and can identify errors in outputs.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills, with an ability to review the work of others and identify process improvement opportunities.
  • Able to lead a team and coordinate planning and prioritising of tasks.
  • Proactively seeks solutions to problems and escalates concerns and challenges existing processes and suggest improvements.
  • Clarifies objectives, aims and timescales to deliver the required outcome. Can prioritise workloads effectively and obtain relevant information to assist in decision-making.
  • Builds and develops strong relationships with peers and within the Accounting Ops leadership team, as well as acting as a valued business partner to other parts of the business.

Job Offer

An initial 12 month FTC.Potential for extension or a Perm role

hybrid working

Salary c£40,000 - £45,000 + benefits


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 155 offices in 36 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package. We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career.

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