An Associate Director Corporate Finance for Europe is required for a well-known international property investment firm with exciting growth opportunities and a rapidly expanding portfolio. This a newly created role within the Corporate Finance Team to project manage transactions across their multi-billion pound portfolio. This will be a highly visible position, with extensive exposure to senior management and stakeholders. Operating across investment closing, investment management and valuations, this multi-faceted, role includes: Conducting commercial due diligence to support transaction decisions Supporting the execution and delivery of transactions, leading this process through to completion Building and developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders Analysing new and existing business initiatives, challenging assumptions, creating frameworks; evaluating new business models and highlighting any risks and opportunities Managing disposals processes where necessary The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with experience in Corporate Finance / Transaction Services or similar. You will either still be within practice or will have moved into industry as the finance support on valuations, deal structure and investment performance. Experience within the property sector is essential. Fluency in an additional European language would be a highly advantageous. With high levels of emotional intelligence, gravitas and communication skills you will be comfortable working with a global portfolio, interfacing with senior internal and external stakeholders, sitting on board meetings and operating at both a tactical and strategic level. Additionally, you will have the ability to focus on the big picture as well as the detail, to ensure analytical rigour when managing complex matters.
Role profile: GROUP TAX MANAGER - Maternity Cover JOB PURPOSE: -Tax compliance, strategy, policy and planning for the Group and its subsidiary companies. -Point of contact for HMRC and external Tax Advisors. -Oversight and development of Tax assistant -Strategic insight and support in M&A transactions. JOB SCOPE: ·The overall scope of this role is as follows: -All corporate, sales and employment tax; -Staff management responsibility; -All members of the THE COMPANY governance structure; and -All companies within the THE COMPANY structure. KEY RELATIONSHIPS: ·Reports to: Chief Financial Officer Line manages: Group Tax Assistant ·External: HMRC and professional advisors Internal: The Board, and all other members of the governance structure, the Executive; other senior staff, and other staff in the CEO's office KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: ·Accountability & governance -Work with the CFO to ensure an effective tax framework across THE COMPANY that keeps apace with the business's growth, activities and ambitions. -Provide appropriate and timely information to the CFO to support THE COMPANY's tax framework. -Work with the CFO to ensure high standards of probity, accountability and transparency. -Ensure THE COMPANY's tax management and processes are fully compliant and cognisant of best practice. -Keep abreast, horizon scanning to identify necessary changes to the THE COMPANY tax framework, ensuring potential impact is understood and managed appropriately. ·Contributing to leading the business -Ensure that the Group's tax compliance is completed accurately and on time. -Provide tailored support & advice for all business units to develop their understanding of tax implications of all current and future business activities. -Advise and support the CFO so that she is well-positioned to understand the tax position of THE COMPANY. -Oversee the transition to making tax digital for VAT -Support the Executive in ensuring an appropriate tax framework is in place to meet statutory, regulatory and financial requirements. -Ensure all policies and procedures related to tax are appropriately monitored and kept under review to safeguard THE COMPANY's interests. -Ensure value for money in the planning of all activity. -Establish and maintain strategic professional relationships with external tax advisers, HMRC, and senior management across The Group. -Provide ad hoc support to the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Finance on matters arising within the areas covered by the role. ·Contributing to leading customer experience -Ensure that the tax strategy and policies support the delivery of services to customers in accordance with the Business Plan. -Be open to considering new technology and innovation to further improve tax compliance and support ·Leading people -Act as a role model for the Group's values, utilising situational leadership to empower and encourage high performance and creativity within your team and other colleagues. -Support the Executive in the effective management of change, integration and improvement. -Help support a climate where diversity of profile and thought is valued and celebrated. -To establish a robust culture of performance management with clear targets and monitoring arrangements to manage performance across the function. Person specification: GROUP TAX MANAGER ·CORE COMPETENCIES: -Acts with integrity, actively promotes the vision and role models the values of the Group. -Strong negotiator and influencer, a natural diplomat, able to work intuitively with a wide range of stakeholders and secure buy-in. -Champions a strong commitment to equality, diversity and tackling exclusion. -Has the ability to work well under pressure and deliver results. - ·QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & INSIGHT: -Educated to degree level or equivalent through relevant training and/or experience. Evidence of continued professional development. -Relevant professional qualification - CTA or equivalent. -Experience of working within a corporate, commercial environment. -Familiar with the tax arrangements and treatments applicable to a not-for-profit organisation. -Experience of M&A and property development. ·SKILLS & ABILITIES -Strong communication (oral, written and presentation) skills, with an approachable style, that inspires confidence. -Able to manage complex situations with sensitivity and objectivity. -Able to make sound judgements, to give advice to others and be accountable for that advice, without creating undue bureaucracy. -Can constructively challenge others, including more senior people, to ensure they are acting in the best interests of the organisation, while maintaining professional relationships. -An excellent planner and forward thinker, able to set future agendas to meet business needs. -Able to assess risk and promote risk awareness without being risk averse. -Has strong financial acumen, is able to effectively manage budgets -Able to champion the optimisation of the use of IT and other new technology. -Able to see the big picture, while taking a pragmatic approach to supporting business needs. -Strong organisational skills
A Corporate Finance Manager for Europe is required for a well-known international property investment firm with a rapidly expanding portfolio. To support their continued growth, this a newly created role within the Corporate Finance Team to project manage transactions across their multi-billion pound portfolio. Operating across investment closing, investment management and valuations, this multi-faceted, role includes: Conducting commercial due diligence to support transaction decisions Supporting the execution and delivery of transactions through to completion Building and developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders Analysing new and existing business initiatives, challenging assumptions, creating frameworks; evaluating new business models and highlighting any risks and opportunities Managing disposals processes where necessary The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with experience in Corporate Finance / Transaction Services or similar. You will either still be within practice or will have moved into industry as the finance support on valuations, deal structure and investment performance. Experience within the property sector is essential. Fluency in an additional European language would be a highly advantageous. A confident and pro-active self-starter, you will be comfortable contributing to high-level strategic decision making whilst being able to 'roll up your sleeves' and get into the detail. You will have a track record of developing and building strong relationships. With outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, you will have the credibility and gravitas to work effectively with both finance and non-finance teams.
Greater London, England
An instantly recognisable Luxury Retail brand in London is actively seeking to appoint a Financial Accountant (German speaking) to own the P&L and B/S for the entire German business unit, supporting all reporting activity for the US parent. Key responsibilities include: ·Responsible for the production of timely and accurate monthly management accounts for the UK entity including P&L, balance sheet and cash flow ·Provide insight into the movements in the P&L and balance sheet versus prior periods and budget ·Prepare cash books on a monthly basis ·Assist in the completion of the year-end statutory accounts and actively participate in the US annual audit ·Prepare statutory accounts according to IFRS for the German entity and US GAAP for the US entities Desirable skills include: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA or ACCA) ·Practice trained (Top20) ·IFRS and GAAP exposure ·Fluent German speaker
A highly regarded, sector specialist is looking for a Finance Manager to join the team during a period of high growth and change, based in London, £300-£350 per day. The Finance Manager will have full ownership of the month-end process including AP, AR, bank reconciliations, payroll and monthly management accounts. You will also be involved in coaching junior staff members. A key element of this role is assessing and implementing processes and controls to create a streamlined and efficient finance function. Key candidate requirements: ·Qualified accountant ·Experience of an "all round" finance role - responsible for AP/AR/management accounts etc ·Team management/training experience is highly beneficial ·Experience of working in an SME or start-up environment is essential ·SUN finance systems experience would be highly advantageous ·Advanced Excel ·Strong communication skills ·Hands-on, self-starter attitude ·Agile to change ·Able to prioritise where required Candidates will need to be available to start week commencing 25th February.