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Finance Manager - Leeds

Posted 16/07/2021
£75,000 per annum
Leeds
Full time


With a fantastic, people first culture and excellent progression opportunities, this is a brilliant business with a top quality finance team. This role would be ideal for an individual with a Financial Services background who has managerial experience, a controls background and exposure to large scale projects due to the involvement in the business' current systems implementation.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Identify and maximize any opportunities to increase the profitability of the business through cost control and asset management
*Manage the preparation and production of financial reports/ accounts to ensure complete, timely and accurate delivery of information
*Support the external and internal audit process ensuring that all information is compiled and available for the audit process
*Manage and develop financial systems and procedures to meet current and anticipated future financial accounting and reporting in line with corporate and regulatory requirements.
*Build and maintain strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including the Actuaries, Operations and Front Office teams, together with banking and financial institutions, rating agencies, auditors and regulatory bodies
*Maintain regular communication with peers across the business, as appropriate to ensure consistency, transfer of knowledge and promotion of best practice
*Provide regular and ad hoc management information to support and inform decision making
*Continue to seek out improvements in system reporting and interpretation of results to enhance understanding of the financial results
*Manage and lead a team to ensure the overall output and quality of the service provided by the team meets customer expectations
*Motivate and develop the team so as to ensure the required standards of performance, and support the continuing personal and professional development of all team members
*Manage, develop and organize the team and ensure staff resource is appropriately allocated to fit business needs
*When vacancies arise, attract and recruit motivated and high quality staff to strengthen skills and abilities in the team and support employee retention
*Actively motivate the team and act as catalyst for action and change within their finance team

Preferred Competencies/Skills

* Strong IT management skills
*Interpersonal skills to enable effective communication at all levels within the organization
*Ability to challenge and influence commercial decisions
*Strong People Management skills
*Ability to work well under pressure
*Ability to articulate financial matters to a broad audience
*Commercial acumen

Preferred Education Specifics

* CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified

Preferred Experience

* Proven experience of contributing to the management of a complex financial services business at executive level
*Significant experience in accounting at a senior level
*Significant experience leading a team and providing operational direction

Preferred Knowledge

* Thorough technical knowledge of all primary financial statement reporting
*Knowledge of industry best practice in finance and accounting, internal controls and procedures
*Knowledge of appropriate regulatory/statutory frameworks and how they impact on the insurance sectors
*Thorough knowledge of the current statutory, legal, regulatory requirements applying to Lloyd's syndicates if applicable to role
*Excellent knowledge of relevant accounting software and tools



Oliver James Associates

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