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Group Finance Manager

Group Finance Manager

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Senior Finance

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  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Company Discount

  • Contact:

    Bradley Cummings

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    13 Jul 00:00

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FTSE 250 organisation seeking to appoint technically strong manager to oversee a team of newly appointed accountants as part of an ongoing transformation project.

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