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Finance Manager

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Sector: Highways & Highways Electricals Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Emma Puddick

Job Title: Finance Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester (With travel down to London 2 days a week - costs covered)
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 + Car and Pension

Purpose of the Finance Manager:

Work with Contract Management Team in preparation of Monthly Management Accounts and in the provision of timely management information to support decision making and drive contract efficiencies.
A member of the Finance Team responsible for compliance with Accounting Standards and accounting policies liaising closely with the Finance Manager and wider Finance Team.
The successful Finance Manager will be expected to travel 2 days a week down to their London office, all costs will be covered.

Key Objectives for the Finance Manager:

*Providing strategic financial information and leadership at contract level.
*Supporting the Contract Management Team in driving contract efficiencies.
*Providing comprehensive, high quality analysis to aid and support business decision making.
*Ensuring appropriate systems of internal control are maintained and development of and adherence to company procedures.
*Leading the production of monthly management accounts and other financial information to Kier Highways and shareholder deadlines.
*Travelling from the Manchester office to the London office 2 days a week

Key Activities of the Finance Manager:

*Preparation of management accounts through to trial balance for the contract.
*Preparation of monthly profit and loss account, balance sheet and cash flow for the contract.
*Working closely with the Contract General Managers around the annual Business Plan/Budget setting process.
*Support commercial teams by proactive engagement in the management of key contract balances including WIP, payments on account and cost accruals.
*Work with contract Commercial and Operational management to drive contract performance improvement.
*Management and development of one Assistant Accountant
*Liaison with other contracts on inter-company balances and invoicing.
*Monthly reporting of contract results to the Management Board.
*Liaison with the Shared Services Centre processing teams to ensure timely and effective processing of transactions on the financial system.
*Development and implementation of financial systems to support the requirements of the business.
*Overall responsibility for Contract financial processes and procedures
*Any other ad-hoc duties as required

Competencies / Requirements:

*Must hold a full UK driving licence.
*Strong understanding of Microsoft Excel and Computerised Accounting Systems.
*Excellent Communicator both verbal and written and a strong contributor in meetings.
*Exercises sound judgement and adds value through Challenge where appropriate.
*Has strong personal drive and commitment to delivery of results.
*Demonstrates strong, analytical, creative and proactive thinking.
*Ambassador for the client and its culture and values.
*Technically competent and well versed in financial disciplines (Working Capital, Accruals etc.).
*Ideally has experience in either the Construction, Highways Maintenance or Utilities Industries
*CIMA, ACCA, ACA (Qualified or Part Qualified)

If you are interested in this position, please get in touch with us as they are looking to get you started ASAP.

This advert was posted by Gold Group - one of the UK's leading niche recruitment consultancies. We span a variety of specialist industries and are the recruitment company to help you find your next career opportunity. We pride ourselves on our commitment to candidates and stick to our ethos of finding the right role for the right person. Visit our website or get in touch today to discuss this role, find out what else we've got or just for a chat about the state of your industry. Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business. Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

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