Finance Manager - GB Hire

Location York
Discipline: Internal
Job ref: 009482
Published: 19 days ago

Finance Manager GB Hire

We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager to support our team based in York. You will provide financial expertise and support for GB Hire, the largest trading Division of the Portakabin Group.

In this role, you will be providing accurate and timely financial reporting to senior management and ensure the Division operates effectively and correctly within the controls and guidelines set by the Portakabin Group. You will also provide leadership to the GB Hire finance team and be responsible for their personal and professional development.

Role Details 

  • Role based: York
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays

Role Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the Management team within the Division, analysing and interpreting the accounts and ensuring there is full understanding of the financial implications of decisions and issues affecting their business area.
  • To ensure good communication with the wider Finance, sharing and using knowledge for the best interests of the Division and the overall Portakabin Group.
  • To acquire and display a thorough understanding of the business, making management information an integral part of the business to ensure reported information provides a sound base for decision making.
  • To ensure that the Division complies with all accounting policies of the Portakabin Group and make certain that accounting issues specific to the Division are properly recognised and resolved.
  • To ensure that the systems of control and reporting provide relevant, timely and accurate management information and be involved in cross company initiatives to continually improve and develop them.
  • To exert influence over decisions affecting the cash flow, profitability and long term sustainability of the business.
  • To prepare monthly Management Accounts to strict deadlines, ensuring that all Balance Sheet Accounts are reconciled each month, taking corrective action to guarantee timeliness and accuracy of information.
  • To prepare monthly profit and cash flow forecasts ensuring a full understanding of the variances is demonstrated and the highlighting of key risks and issues.
  • To coordinate and drive the annual budget process for the Division ensuring all necessary reports are completed and deadlines met and a thorough budget is prepared.
  • Support the annual audit process and liaise with the external auditors where necessary.
  • To provide support and assistance to the Financial Controller as required.
  • To provide effective leadership to your department, managing the development of your staff where appropriate in providing training and carrying out meaningful conversations.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who has/is:

  • A Qualified Accountant (ACA/ ACCA/ ICAEW or equivalent)
  • Proven experience of management accounting including statutory accounts 
  • Proven experience of statutory reporting and budgeting 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of producing budgets up to multi-millions 
  • Advanced MS Excel skills (creating spreadsheets and using financial functions) 
  • Workable knowledge of SAP and Power BI or similar 

This position will be advertised internally to colleagues for 1 week, with a closing date of 13th June.