Finance Manager

  • Permanent
  • Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • £60,000 per annum

Finance Manager – Stevenage – Portsmouth – up to £60,000 + Benefits – Permanent

My client is a leading facilities management services provider and is looking for an experienced Finance Manager to ensure that the Company’s financial policies and procedures are rigorously applied within a key contract’s remit.

Working in the capacity of business partner to the operational management teams you will plan and deploy risk mitigation strategies throughout the contract including integration with business unit managers and other commercial units and ensure accuracy and integrity in all financial reporting for contracts under the FM remit including full compliance with all relevant Group and US accounting policies.

You will ensure that robust financial controls are in place, constantly looking to strengthen and improve where possible and set up and review all account procurement processes. Additionally, you will review 90-day debt and assist the account team’s Credit Control department in resolving any issues and collecting overdue balances and monitor unbilled WIP to ensure works are billed in a timely manner.

Professionally qualified with post qualification experience or qualified by experience in a similar role you should possess staff management experience and come from a high service, demanding and busy environment.

To apply for this position please contact Rob Hutchings on 02392 314679 or send your CV to rhutchings@srideresourcing.com

Finance Manager
Vacancy ID:
18044
Position:
Management
Date Posted:
18 Feb 2021
Job Type:
Permanent
Vacancy Details
Duties / Responsibilities / Accountabilities / Deliverables
We are currently recruiting for a Finance Manager to be based at our client site in Stevenage

Working hours: 8:00 – 17:00

Job Purpose
The primary responsibility of the Finance Manager (FM) is to ensure that the Company financial policies and procedures are rigorously applied within the contract/s under remit. This will include acting as a business partner to the operational management teams to enable maximum financial performance whilst also ensuring risks are minimised.

Duties / Responsibilities / Accountabilities / Deliverables
You will also be responsible for effective procurement on the account in-line with budget Stipulations, and Guardrail (where applicable)

  • To ensure accuracy and integrity in all financial reporting for contracts under FM remit including full compliance with all relevant Group and US Accounting Policies
  • Verifying that financial controls are in place, constantly looking to strengthen and improve where possible
  • Set up and compliance of all account procurement processes
  • To support the Account Director in achieving business objectives through proactive management of the financial and procurement affairs of the account under remit including:-
  • Extensive liaison with site-based staff and operational management
  • Regular reviews of 90 day debt and assisting the account teams/Credit Control department in resolving any issues and collecting overdue balances
  • Monitor unbilled WIP to ensure works are billed in a timely manner
  • Financial and procurement awareness/process training for Operational staff
    • Ensuring that the Head of Support Services are fully appraised of any areas of concern/default
    • Ensure effective and efficient procurement processes are in place
    • Recruitment, training and motivation of any subordinate finance and procurement staff within the contract areas of remit
    • Such other duties as may be required by management, at their request
    • Provide proactive business and commercial advice and support for service development opportunities, major projects and key organisational initiatives that ensure that sound commercial decisions are taken and financial risks are understood
    • Provide advice and deploy plan to ensure employees have a sound understanding of commercial procedure, processes and strategies for the service and project activities undertaken within the contract
    • Plan and deploy risk mitigation strategies throughout the business including integration with business unit managers and other commercial units
    • Develop and track monthly benchmarking data & KPI’s for high level risk across the contract
    • Liaising with clients to advise on commercial improvements to the benefit of the contract operation
    • Management of contract financial / procurement and stores teams
    • Stakeholder management or ‘functional’ reporting to centralised EMCOR UK teams
    • Ensure proactive procurement management, with target of 65% PSL compliance
    • Financial responsibility for multiple sites (circa £30m annual revenue)
    • Work with central finance, HR, IT and procurement teams to ensure overall contract compliance

Candidate Profile
Person Specification

  • Professionally qualified with post qualification experience or qualified by experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrable staff management experience – training, appraisal, development, support & performance management
  • Experience of a high-volume service environment is essential
  • Contract based accounting experience
  • High levels of spreadsheet (Excel) proficiency
  • Experience of JD Edwards System is preferable (but not essential)
  • Good commercial acumen/awareness
  • Good communication skills – at all levels

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