Treasury Front Office Manager

Recruiter
National Express
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Jun 2018
Closes
18 Jun 2018
Ref
MPFE13918881Z
Position/Level
Senior Management
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
  • National Express Group plc are a FTSE250 multinational public transport company
  • Group Treasury Manager- Front Office position

About Our Client

National Express Group is a leading public transport operator with bus, coach and rail services in the UK, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East. Passengers made 882 million journeys on their services in 2017, with the group posting revenues of £2.3bn.

National Express operates transportation services in eight countries (UK, USA, Canada, Spain, Morocco, Switzerland, Germany and Bahrain) with some international coach services to other European countries. They hold the largest market share for long haul coach transport in both Spain and the UK, and are the second largest school bus provider in North America. They also operate urban bus and transit operations in the USA, Canada, Morocco, Spain and the UK.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an award winning treasury function, with room for future development and promotion within a small, highly motivated team. In February of this year the team won the UK Small Treasury Team of the year with the ACT judges commenting "National Express's record as a high-achieving team committed to high standards and innovation is justly rewarded with this win."

Job Description

In the role of Group Treasury Manager- Front Office the successful candidate will need to have strong skills and experience in treasury-related matters, including the daily operations of a large company's treasury front office. The candidate will have a number of key responsibilities as summarised below.

In summary, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Managing and developing the Group Treasury Analyst
  • Managing relationships with the Group's divisional finance directors and cash managers
  • Overseeing the Group Treasury function's daily financial risk management and cash processes, including managing the Group's 200m litre fuel hedging programme
  • Preparing the Group's 13-week cash flow forecasts
  • Supporting the Group Treasurer in developing and implementing commodity and foreign exchange hedging policies and strategies
  • Monitoring of counterparty exposures
  • Preparing of daily, weekly and monthly treasury reporting
  • Managing and optimising the Group's global working capital solutions

Other responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring all trades are accurately recorded in the Group's treasury management system ("TMS")
  • Working closely with other Group functions, including the Group Treasury Accountant
  • Monitoring the corporate and banking regulatory framework
  • Preparing and maintaining the Group Treasury front office procedures manual
  • Various other ad hoc analysis and reporting as required

The Successful Applicant

In order to be short-listed for the Group Treasury Manager- Front Office role, you will need:

  • Qualified Treasurer (AMCT or MCT) with relevant experience in a FTSE listed PLC. Ideally also holding an accountancy qualification
  • Strong IT skills; Strong MS Excel skills are required. Experience of using treasury systems, such as Reuters and City Financials (or similar TMS) is also expected
  • Highly efficient working style, with the self-discipline to ensure deadlines are met at all times
  • Able to cope well with pressure and have the organisational skills to prioritise a diverse range of tasks
  • Excellent attention to detail, with an ability to consistently produce work that is free of error
  • Able to communicate effectively with senior finance staff across the Group and to provide challenge. Must be able to interpret and explain complex treasury matters in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to maintain excellent relationships with both internal and external counterparts
  • Strong team player, willing to get their 'hands dirty' and cover for other team members if needed

What's on Offer

Competitive Package

Ref Code: MPFE13918881Z