Temporary Group Finance Manager

High-Growth, PE-Backed Financial Services

Ref: ME51982

Type
Temporary & Contract
Location
London
Salary/rate
£350 - £400 per day

Our client is a high-growth, private equity-backed leading insurance group. Due to a number of internal projects, an opportunity exists for a professional and dynamic individual to join them for an initial 6-9 month assignment. The successful candidate is likely to be ACA qualified with previous group reporting experience, looking to work as part of a high profile team.

Description

  • Manage the monthly group reporting including delivery of timely, accurate financial information.
  • Challenge the status quo of processes and formalising documentation and controls.
  • Own the monthly group results analysis to PE owners and the Group CFO, clearly documenting and articulating drivers for variances to budget, key accounting judgements, and opportunities/risks to the budget for the year.
  • Support the budgeting and forecasting cycles, modelling the balance sheet and cash flow.
  • Produce the group annual report and accounts including the strategic report and subsidiary statutory accounts.
  • Perform quarterly external results presentations and announcements in line with external debt obligations.
  • Support with analysis and insight for external investor queries.
  • Produce technical papers for key judgement areas.
  • Ensure that the group is compliant with all relevant technical accounting pronouncements and standards.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ensure that appropriate financial controls and processes are in place to ensure accurate and timely production of financial information.
  • Assist with ad hoc finance projects and supporting the Group Financial Controller and Director of Corporate Finance.
  • Take a lead role in critical finance projects, including improving the timeliness and quality of the month-end reporting process and the implementation of IFRS 17.

Skills

  • Qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent). 
  • Strong academic profile with relevant PQE experience.
  • Previous experience with financial services is advantageous but not essential.
  • Excellent MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) skills required.
  • Able to work and communicate effectively at all levels of the business including with the Group Financial Controller and external investors or advisors.
  • Technical accounting expertise including a strong understanding of IFRS.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Confident, a self-starter, with the ability to operate in a dynamic environment.

Apply

To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Morgan Ecott: mecott@walkerhamill.com quoting reference ME51982.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for over 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see www.walkerhamill.com

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