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Finance Manager (AAT Level 4 or above) - hybrid

Employer
ACS Investment Holdings
Location
Barnet/homeworking
Salary
£30,000-35,000 pro rata
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

Company: ACS Investment Holdings

Location: Office/ Hybrid (Barnet)

Job type: Part-time (8-16 hours p/w)

Salary: £30,000-35,000 pro rata

Responsible for: Line management of bookkeeper and admin colleagues

Contact email: [email protected]

Apply by: As soon as possible

Our new Finance Manager will support a group of sister companies connected to healthcare and housing.

ACS Investment Holdings supports a group of sister companies whose specialisms involve healthcare and housing. We are committed to quality and growth. As the scope of these companies continues to grow, we are seeking a Finance Manager to support and progress our financial systems and processes.

About the role

ACS Investment Holdings is excited to welcome an experienced Finance Manager to its Team.

You will play a crucial role in ensuring the compliance and financial health of ACS Investment Holdings and its sister companies. You will be responsible for the provision and coordination of accurate and timely financial management information and advice to all levels of the organisation and its sister companies.

The post-holder will primarily support financial strategy and must work collaboratively with the director to conduct crucial business planning. The post-holder must be able to supervise a junior bookkeeper.

Key Capabilities

  • Financial Management: You will oversee the financial operations of ACS Investment Holdings’ sister businesses ensuring financial reporting, analysis and compliance to company policies and industry regulations are accurate and timely.
  • Bookkeeping and Record Keeping: You will maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records, ledgers and journals.
  • VAT and PAYE: You will ensure the accurate and timely submissions of VAT and PAYE returns to HMRC.
  • Management Accounts: You will enhance strategic decision-making by providing accurate analysis of financial performance, preparing monthly and quarterly management accounts.
  • Year-End Accounts: You will take the lead on preparing end-of-year financial statements, collaborating with external auditors to ensure a smooth audit process. You will ensure compliance with accounting regulations and standards.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting: You will work closely with all sister companies supported by ACS Investment Holdings to develop and oversee budgets and forecasts. You will work with management to provide guidance on cost control, financial targets, and performance improvement.
  • Financial Analysis: You will present financial analysis (incl. Identifying trends, opportunities and risks) to senior management to inform strategic planning.
  • Cash Flow Management: You will monitor cash flow across all sister companies, and develop strategies to optimise working capital, manage liquidity, and mitigate financial risks.
  • Leadership: You will take initiative within your role, supportively guiding others with regards to financial, and corporate service matters. You will work in alignment with the company’s goals and values.
  • Process Improvement: You will remain vigilant to opportunities for improving and streamlining financial processes, enhancing efficiency, and ensuring best financial practices across companies.

Person Specification

You will be a strategic and detail-oriented thinker with a thorough understanding of financial principles. You will have a demonstrable record of effectively managing complex financial operations.

You will be a hardworking individual with great communication skills and an eye for detail. You will be capable of leading, developing and implementing systems which support the finances and accounts across the companies.

QUALIFICATIONS/ EDUCATION

Essential

  • AAT Level 4+ (or equivalent) 

  • Proven experience (2+ years) in financial management, preferably within a multi-subsidiary environment.

Desirable

  • Relevant degree

EXPERIENCE / SKILLS

Essential

  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial regulations and taxation
  • Proficiency in Xero (other financial software and tools desirable)
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills; ability to action complex financial data into useful insights
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a results-oriented approach
  • Effective communication and presentation skills; ability to interact with stakeholders at all levels
  • High level of integrity, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility and adaptability to a fast-paced and changing business environment

Desirable

  • Experience/knowledge of healthcare and/or housing sectors
  • Leadership and team management experience, with a collaborative and results-orientated approach

We welcome you to apply if you meet the requirements of the Person Specification.

*Please note: this is a part time, hybrid position, there will be some in-person requirement as mutually agreed (likely twice per month, Barnet, North London). For this reason, we are particularly keen to hear from local applicants.

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