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Divisional Finance Manager

  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Car Allowance per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 18 days ago

  • Sector: Accounting & Finance
  • Contact: Colin Newbury
  • Expiry Date: 30 April 2021
  • Job Ref: JN -032021-458181

A key member of the Business Finance team supporting both Operations & Commercial teams delivering circa £200m of infrastructure projects in Scotland and North of England.

As part of the regional management team your responsibilities will include financial & risk management, strategic development support, driving performance and internal controls. You will be directly providing financial expertise and guidance on financial reporting, risk management, cash & working capital, business systems & processes and internal control whilst also supporting key change management initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Leadership Support - build relationships and improve collaboration with divisional leadership teams demonstrating strong understanding of project & divisional financial performance and associated key divisional risks & opportunities.
  • Reporting and Analysis - develop and maintain reporting to support business decisions and risk mitigation, key areas being P&L, cash and orderbook.
  • Financial Reviews - Providing challenge and support as part of the Senior Leadership during monthly and quarterly financial reviews
  • Month End - Achievement of month-end deadlines demonstrating accurate accounting records and internal controls. Ensure strict adherence to revenue recognition policy and processes throughout
  • Budgeting and Forecasting - timely and accurate completion of budgets and forecasts with comprehensive trend and KPI analysis including management of financial risk and opportunity registers.
  • Cash management - co-ordinate project cash flow forecasts with monthly WIP and debt reviews to improve/maintain working capital.
  • Rate Management - periodic review of internal CTE rates and external sales rates in line with commercial agreements. Exploring cost recovery opportunities through different costing methods.
  • Financial Modelling & Bids - Work closely with key business partners to create and maintain key financial and scenario based models which support strategic business decisions. E.g. key customer/framework bids.
  • Other responsibilities - supporting ad-hoc projects and initiatives as required (eg: system development, JV set-up, tender support and internal/external audit processes).
  • Team Management - Direct responsibility for the management and development of direct reports such as Project Accountants.

Skills/Attributes required

  • Qualified Accountant (preferably CIMA)
  • Experience of providing financial support to operational managers in a project environment (Business Partnering) preferably in Construction/Engineering with proven track record in previous role(s)
  • Experience of team management
  • Experience of change management
  • Experience of financial risk management
  • Experience of applying financial governance
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Effective communication skills - able to deliver persuasive arguments
  • Analytical, proactive, highly motivated and enthusiastic with good attention to detail

Desirable systems experience (not essential) SAP

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