Posted 4 months ago

Report to:

  • Finance Director


Delegating to:

  • Internal and External Staff (below)


Working with:


  • Finance, Procurement, Commercial, Operations & Pre-Construction/Bid Teams.


  • Clients, Sub-contractors, Suppliers, Customers, Auditors, Banks & HMRC.


Main Objectives:

  • To report directly to the Finance Director on all matters relating to the day to day running of the finance department.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The following list of duties and responsibilities is intended to reflect the principal elements of the Finance Manager’s role only and is therefore not exhaustive:

  • Manage day-to-day running of finance function including management of finance team with responsibility for their training and progression
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial information and records
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts and MI, including P&L and balance sheet reconciliations for all Group companies
  • Assisting in the budgeting and forecasting process with variance analysis on a monthly basis
  • Prepare monthly payroll for all Group companies, including liaising with Group’s external payroll provider
  • Work closely with Commercial department to analyse and understand contract positions and cash flow implications
  • Preparation and review of monthly contract forecasts, including valuations and labour forecasts
  • Maintaining the fixed asset register
  • Management of the sub-contractor ledger, including submission of monthly CIS returns
  • Preparation and submission of both monthly and quarterly VAT returns
  • Processing of intercompany transactions and reconciliation of intercompany balances
  • Assisting Finance Director with other ad-hoc duties and project work
  • Preparation of year-end financial statements
  • Assisting with the year-end audit process and liaising with external auditors
  • Support other departments with provision of accurate and reliable financial information
  • To have read, understood and comply with Company Policies and Procedures at all times.


Skills knowledge and aptitude:

  • Ability to motivate and support staff
  • Able to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels across the Group
  • Works well under pressure and able to meet strict reporting deadlines
  • Enthusiastic, reliable and able to adapt
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Able to embrace training
  • Excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills


Qualifications and training – essential:

  • Fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge
  • Experience producing statutory accounts
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel


Qualifications and training – desirable:

  • Previous experience of SAGE 50
  • Previous experience of contract accounting and of the Construction Industry Scheme



  • Previous management accounts experience essential
  • Up to date knowledge of accounting standards
  • Experience running annual audit


Special requirements:

  • Current full UK driving licence



  • Salary: Competitive (depending on experience)
  • Pension Scheme: Yes


Office Location

  • Warrington

Job Features

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