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Finance Manager

Hays Senior Finance
Bristol, England
Closing date
11 Apr 2024

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Banking, finance and investment
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home

Job Details

Job Summary

The purpose of this role is to provide financial oversight on a daily basis to all projects within specific regions. The role is primarily one of professional oversight. Setting of budgets, forecasts and management of projects cash flows. The role will require knowledge of and adherence to the Group's operations manual and understanding of the group's risk methodology.
The Finance Manager's duties will be as follows:

Management Reporting & Modelling:

  • Finalisation of monthly and quarterly reporting packs (project and consolidated regional reports) for regional finance controller & deliver reports to the group timetable.
  • Maintain an up-to-date analysis of all regional non-cash related Provisions, Accrual, Prepayments and Income Deferral adjustments.
  • Provide actualised project cash flow updates to modelling team each month/quarter together with required working capital analysis.
  • Track and report on active variations and deductions for region.
  • Organise period catch-ups with regions team to discuss active operating and finance issues.
  • Provide analysis of all non-routine and routine journal adjustments to Assistant Finance Controller once a quarter.
  • Review and provide commentary on new models or updated modelling scenario updates to Assistant FC


  • Identify opportunities to develop Business Object reporting and efficiencies in SAP administration.
  • Support SAP & Business object reporting developments across the business.
  • Contribute to internal controls review and participate in at least one non-finance review of an alternate region each year.
  • Attend at least one lenders/lender agents & board meeting each year.
  • Deputise for Investor Group/Assistant Finance Controller in periods of their absence.

​Cash Management:

  • Liaise with the Project Treasury Manager to execute DEP process with no errors.
  • Ensure the intercompany balances are matched off, and the distribution process is administered efficiently within the quarterly cash cycle.
  • Actively review payment proposal lists and provide Finance's sign-off for payment runs (to be supported by project cash flows)
  • Ensure AFC and Head of Transaction Services are notified of any upcoming variation completions.

​Statutory Accounts and Tax processes:

  • Provide support to the Group Finance team during the year-end audit process-deliver agreed audit requirements to timetable.
  • Prepare first line project tax computations from Alpha tax for review by Tax department.
  • Ensure monthly/quarterly CIS and VAT return process is properly administered and signed off by Tax department.
  • Undertake such other duties as may reasonably be determined as commensurate with the grade of the post.

Person Specification Essential

  • Qualified Accountant
  • SAP and BOBJ trained
  • Experienced in Consolidation/ UK and IFRS GAAP

Desirable▪ Knowledge of upcoming IFRS standards and Current UK Tax Act

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to work to strict reporting deadlines.
  • Must be highly driven to manage multiple tasks through to the final stages of implementations.
  • Communicates priorities as appropriate and manages expectations of internal key stakeholders.
  • Must be able to travel to various operational sites as required

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Charles Maidment from the Hays Bristol finance team. If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion about your career.

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