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Lead Management Accountant

Hays Senior Finance
Portsmouth, England, Hampshire / Hampshire, England
GBP47000.0 - GBP53000.0 per annum + £47000 to £53000
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Retail and wholesale
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Your new company
A growing organisation based in Portsmouth
Your new role

  • Oversight and management of the production of monthly Franchise and Cobra management accounts. This should include challenge, variance analysis, gap bridge, and commentary to support the numbers.
  • Oversee and review the production and delivery of robust and timely annual budgets and forecasts for Franchise and Cobra. Co-ordinate the process performed by the team beneath with their stakeholders. Finance lead on the coordination of Cobra sales, margin, and labour budgets/forecasts.
  • Act as the senior finance contact for the day-to-day financial operation (tasks and processes) of the Franchise and Cobra businesses, ensuring all financial queries are assigned and resolved on a timely basis.
  • Attend monthly team meetings to present financial results and help drive performance. Influence internal and external stakeholders with regards to insight of performance themes and opportunities for Franchise and Cobra.
  • Management of a team of two. Lead, coach, motivate and develop the team and their skills base. Co-ordination and directing of activities, setting the teams workload priorities, ensuring adequate cover for periods of absence.
  • Lead the team to develop and automate finance processes and regular analysis to enable development of roles for faster delivery and proactive analysis focus.
  • Monthly review and challenge of balance sheet reconciliations performed by the team beneath. Follow up on challenges for a timely and satisfactory resolution.
  • Financial appraisal of new Franchise and Cobra sites, ensuring financial projections are sound and worthy of investment. Provide relevant challenge to new site proposals.
  • Oversee and review the production of annual statutory accounts for Franchise and Cobra. Be the lead person for assigning the resolution of audit queries.

What you'll need to succeed

  • An experienced finance professional, with a recognised accounting qualification and appropriate post qualification experience
  • Strong commercial acumen, with positive and progressive characteristics to provide solutions and ability to think strategically and autonomously
  • Strong analytical ability with high attention to detail, but also able to understand and adapt style for a holistic approach
  • Excellent communications skills with the experience of, and strong ability to, challenge and influence colleagues above and below
  • Team player and proven communication skills with the personal credibility and conducive style to work with non-financial colleagues at all levels
  • Excellent people management skills with previous experience of leading, motivating and coaching teams as well as cross functional experience to gain the best outcome for all
  • A proven track record in the retail or hospitality industry (preferable), showing experience of valued added insights & instigating a passion to constantly improve
  • Proficient in the use of Excel supported by generally high levels of IT literacy
  • Flexible with the ability to operate to tight deadlines without compromising on the quality of output

What you'll get in return

  • An excellent salary
  • Company pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday
  • Plus additional company benefits

What you need to do now
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