Group Finance Manager

Walker Hamill
Chessington South, London (Greater)
c£70k-£80k + bonus and benefits
06 Jun 2018
20 Jun 2018
Accounting, Analyst, Finance, M&A
Contract Type

Our client is a fast growing Private Equity-backed global technology-led business that designs and manufactures world leading products used in the live music market, theatres, houses of worship and corporate market. Originally founded in 1971, the group has grown organically and through acquisition both domestically and into new international markets and is passionate about its products, customers and end users.

There is now an opportunity for a qualified accountant to join their small group finance team in Chessington. The role will report to the Group Financial Controller and will work closely with the brand Financial Controllers and Finance Directors across the group.

Specifically, your responsibilities will include:

Financial Reporting / Review

  • Preparation and review of monthly consolidation, operations board pack for management team, board pack for PE investors and banks pack for lenders
  • Monthly review of operational performance of the group across the group alongside FC and CFO, including reviewing of individual group entity submissions
  • Analysis to help improve performance (trends by product, geography, cash flows etc)


  • Group Treasury management alongside group FC and in conjunction with brand FC / FDs

Tax and Statutory Accounts

  • Preparation of head office entities information for external tax advisors and auditors
  • Support the optimal use of tax reliefs across the group (Patent Box, R&D tax credits)
  • Assisting with group oversight of tax matters to ensure compliance and optimal tax treatment


  • Work alongside the FC and CFO delivering improvements to processes, including:
    • Reduction in legal entities
    • Implementation of new group wide ERP systems (currently at final selection stage)
    • Identifying and implementing short term efficiencies ahead of ERP implementation
    • Identifying and implementing best practice standard operating procedures
    • Implementation of USD reporting
    • Monitoring of processes that enable R&D capitalisation
    • Automate monthly data preparation needed for an exit e.g. constant currency analysis
    • Brexit preparation


  • Assist the FC and CFO in evaluation of M&A opportunities:
    • Due diligence
    • Estimation and reporting of synergy benefits
    • Integration (systems, processes, reporting, people)


  • Work with local management teams analysing performance of businesses
  • Analysis of balance sheet working capital management (stock, debtors, creditor levels)
  • Coordinating annual budget processes and periodic reforecasts
  • Supporting brand Finance teams, answering queries

The successful candidate is likely to be a technically strong ACA qualified accountant or equivalent, with experience gained in industry in a reporting role with responsibility for a group consolidation. This is a decentralised Finance model so you need to be comfortable in an unstructured environment going through significant growth and with a Private Equity investor.  

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