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Finance Manager

Ref: JN -042018-60591
GBP35000.00 - GBP40000.00 per annum + £5200 car
UK, Midlands
Accounting, Finance Management
30th April 2018
Job Type

Finance Manager

West Midlands

£40,000 plus car or car allowance

Cobalt are excited to have been mandated by a leading national Property consultancy, who require a proven Finance Manager for their centrally located Midlands office. The role involves direct line management of two accountants within the real estate management team. Alongside managing the team, you will also assist the Associate Director with the management information for the department as a whole.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Managing a team including one to ones, personal development and appraisals
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts, including accruals, prepayments, inter-company adjustments and balance sheet schedules for client entities, including overall management of month end process.
  • Month-end analysis of rent, rates, VSR expenditure and rent, rates income on a trend basis and against budget/forecast.
  • Sign off the control and balance sheet accounts including bank reconciliations providing high-level commentary on movement and highlighting risk/opportunities.
  • Cash management - cash forecasts, funding requests and proactive monitoring of cash levels against forecast payments.
  • Ensure all KPI and delivery deadlines are met.
  • Deliver additional ad hoc reports as required by the client.
  • Liaising with the client to identify requirements whilst managing expectations.
  • Coordinating the inputs from all teams to ensure accurate reporting.
  • Ensure accurate & timely database updates.
  • Deliver the Property Management Accounts monthly targets to company standards, ensuring compliance is maintained.
  • Continual reviews of processes, systems & controls to ensure that quality assurance is being adhered to.

Desired Knowledge, skills & experience

  • Experience of working to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to deal with high volumes of work and prioritise accordingly
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders; Surveyors, Accounting team, Rates team, Support Teams and Data Team as well as a number of people from the client
  • High level of IT knowledge including advanced knowledge of excel, ability to deal with and manipulate large quantities of data
  • Autonomy and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good work ethic with an energetic approach
  • Ability to work as part of a team and contribute in a positive manner to the overall performance of the team
  • Flexibility and commitment to completing the task in hand
  • Enthusiasm to learn
  • Qualified with ACA/ACCA/CIMA

Confidence to deal with all levels of seniority Please apply online with your most recent CV. To discuss this role in more detail, please call James Griffiths on 0161 457 0105.

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