Finance Manager (Budget & Financial Reporting)

Job Title: Finance Manager (Budget & Financial Reporting)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Reference: 3974687_1619695079
Contact Name: Alexandra Elliott
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 29, 2021 12:18

Job Description

Budget & Reporting Manager

Your new company

Our Client is a global leading manufacturing business which has recently received additional investment in order to grow a specific, environmentally friendly area of the business.

Your new role

Due to this investment it is an exciting time to join this interesting organisation and the reason why they have created this new role

You will be responsible for the company's reporting, forecasting and budgeting processes. Ensuring all company and consolidation reporting is at the required level of quality, in line with group and statutory requirements and reported within timetables given. Giving financial and strategic support to senior management by providing comprehensive budgets and forecasts agreed with key stakeholders. Preparing financial projections, board presentations, industry/peer group comparisons, new business opportunities and other projects as required by the business.

  • Develop and maintain robust consolidation accounting processes that enable consolidated accounts to meet statutory and group reporting requirements within the deadlines set by group
  • Ensure all budgeting and forecasting activities are completed to deadline and to a high standard
  • Maintain and develop accounting systems and processes utilising best practice and striving for simplicity
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations on a timely basis ensuring any issues highlighted and resolved
  • Develop, implement and maintain an effective planning and analysis capability that will provide senior leadership with appropriate analytical tools to establish goals and measure performance of the Company's businesses
  • Lead scenario modelling efforts for the development and growth of the business
  • Analyse current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, expenses and cash flow

To support business decisions

  • Produce accurate and timely management reporting including flash report, management accounts and group month end reports
  • Understand and communicate drivers of performance, variances to budgets/ forecasts (P&L, balance sheet and cashflow statements) and other financial information in a clear and simple manner
  • Provide proactive, expert financial direction and decision-making advice to others supporting or challenging with alternatives as appropriate and acting as a trusted soundboard
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives
  • Participate as a key thought leader of the finance team, influencing decision making, identifying finance priorities, and managing a team
  • Analyse complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes
  • Provide insights and support 'optimal' business decision making.

Contributing to the wider team

  • Close liaison with the other finance teams across the group. Developing good relationships to facilitate information sharing
  • Maintain strong relationships with other departments and be proactive at driving ongoing improvement of finance business practice and business decision support
  • Participate fully in project activities as required
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge through effective networking
  • Maintain professional accreditation and membership
  • Organise and respond on a timely basis to requests of the business's multiple stakeholders e.g. external auditors, lenders
  • Manage team members to ensure the team and its members perform to a high standard and continue to develop
  • Able to interpret financial data and explain the financial performance

The Successful Applicant

What you'll need to succeed

  • Qualifications & Experience (relevant to job)
  • Professional accountancy qualifications (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • 3+ years' experience of Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Solid knowledge of IFRS, accounting principles and good decision making techniques
  • Significant experience of consolidated accounts preparation (Including cashflow statements and balance sheet)
  • Team management responsibilities
  • Ability to provide insight and commentary on financial reports
  • Considerable use of financial systems
  • Preparation of complex or higher risk balance sheet reconciliations
  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and modelling skills
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to challenge the norm or entrenched behaviour
  • Ability to think creatively* Highly driven and self-motivated

What you'll get in return

The opportunity to join this business at an exciting time of growth. Being a newly created role you will have the opportunity to grow a team around you and really be involved in the key decision making processes.

What you need to do now

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