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Group Finance Manager

Group Finance Manager

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Recently Qualified Finance

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension

  • Contact:

    Bradley Cummings

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    10 Jul 00:00

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The Group Finance Manager is responsible for overseeing the review of balance sheets, analysis of profit centres and providing accurate and timely statutory accounts to various stakeholders.


  • Monthly balance sheet reviews
  • Support the preparation of balance sheets for legal entities (production primarily centralised through a shared service centre)
  • Review data migration to identify impairment risks
  • Cost centre risk analysis
  • Analysis and commentary on variance year on year and back up evidence prior to posting of journals for statutory account production
  • Analysis of legal entities by profit centre, providing transparency to Finance Directors and auditors
  • Supporting the definition and implementation of proper controls and systems to ensure maintenance of Balance Sheet and compliance with UK and IFRS accounting standards
  • Quarterly analytical review of legal entities with Finance Directors to ensure subsidiary ownership and comfort with numbers
  • Deliver statutory account process improvement, develop an improved more transparent process including process re-design of the statutory accounting process
  • Take a lead role on collating information and preparing presentations for management, Board and Group level reporting for legal entities including the quarterly analytical review of legal entities to Finance Directors
  • Manage a team of Finance Analysts, identifying clear objectives for the team members, providing coaching, career development and feedback to team members, providing performance evaluation and reward
  • Motivate the team to continuously improve and as act as a single team to ensure agreed-upon deadlines are met
  • Reviewing and analysing current end-to-end processes and policies and controls in order to recommend, secure leadership agreement and implement further improvements, standardisation and greater integration
  • Leading and/or participating in system improvement initiatives that have an impact on statuary accounting for legal entities

Application Criteria:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA)
  • Preferably an Audit background, Top 4 or Top 10 Accountancy Practice
  • Strong work knowledge of accounting standards - IFRS 15 & 16
  • Experience of managing a small team
  • Stakeholder management, internal and external to board level