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Finance Manager (Construction)

Job Title: Finance Manager (Construction)
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
REF: SM 041219 FM_1582910679
Contact Name: Stephen McCarthy
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Are you a top-calibre ACA/ACCA Qualified Accountant with 1-3 years post qualified experience looking for your next challenge? Vitae are currently working in partnership with a truly impressive construction company in Buckinghamshire to source an ambitious Finance Manager to join the team.

This is a newly created role that will report into the company Finance Director and will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to make an immediate impact within the business. There will be line management of a part-qualified accountant.

Key responsibilities:

*Responsible for the production of the monthly Board pack and a complete set of MI to timetable including; sector performance, work winning, working capital, cash, trend analysis and financial commentary
*Providing analysis, insight & commentary to operations, GFC and GFD on financial / commercial issues
*Investigate and explain variances and prepare bridge between actual performance and budget / forecast
*Develop and own the overhead reporting and control - 'support and challenge' the sector commercial directors and department heads on overhead reporting & control
*Prepare quarterly External MI pack (with GFD) for circulation to bank, bond providers and others
*Production of quarterly, rolling forecasts in accordance with timetable including P&L, working capital and cash forecasts at both sector and company level
*Manage the annual budgeting process including cash, working capital and balance sheet
*In conjunction with GFC, develops suite of reports to track performance of individual contracts and provide early warning on potential issues at contract level
*In conjunction with GFC conduct contract reviews / audits as required - with focus on larger contracts
*Support GFC in ad hoc financial analysis - will be extensive and varied
*Monitor competitor performance to enable benchmarking of company's performance
*Ensure fully reconciled, 'penny perfect' balance sheet on a monthly basis - review and challenge finance team monthly
*Ensure timely, accurate and detailed month end accounts produced for JVs and investments
*Oversee accurate and timely allocation of shared costs, prelims etc.
*Preparation of fully compliant FRS102 standard financial statements
*Key contact for auditors at year-end
*Responsible for preparation of UK Corporation tax computations and supporting analyses
*Responsible for overseas tax reporting and compliance requirements
*Support payroll tax reporting (e.g. PSA, P11d, BIK, technical input of expenses manual)
*Support team and GFC with VAT queries and compliance
*Manage a small accounting team of 1

The ideal profile will be a dynamic, charismatic accountant with the ability to drive change where necessary. This is a role that will require sound technical accounting knowledge as well as the ability to business partner make business critical decisions. As a result, candidates must possess outstanding communication skills and be comfortable liaising with finance and non-finance members of staff.