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Senior Finance Manager

  • Location: West Yorkshire, Leeds
  • Salary: £55000 - £60000 per month
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: 16896820
  • Recruiter: Ross Broad

Marks Sattin have been Exclusively retained to recruit for an entire finance function for EP UK Investments.

EP UK was established in 2014 as the platform for expanding the EPH group into the UK Energy Market. EPUKI has grown rapidly in the UK having acquired 3 power generating assets between 2014 and 2017 and has recently agreed the acquisition of a further 2 assets in Ireland, with completion expected in the summer 2019.

It has a trading office and business development office in London and a centralised support office in Yorkshire. EPH is an operations-orientated investor with a strong background in pursuing growth opportunities across the energy sector. With more than 50 companies across 6 countries, and 25,000 employees, EPH have established a solid track record of continued organic and acquisitive growth.

With a significant, operating platform in the UK, EPUKI's strategic focus is to establish a tier 1 position in the UK power generation market. The UK team has the objective of achieving substantial further growth, through acquisitions and investment in construction of new build generation assets

Overview

  • Reporting to the Head of Finance, this role has key responsibility for developing policy, ensuring adherence to accounting standards and tax legislation.
  • Protecting and enhancing value through providing a strong control environment.
  • Responsible for banking, payments and receipts of ~£250m p.a. as well as legal and regulatory returns.
  • Accountable to the Head of Finance for developing Company or Departmental policies and strategies and leading the implementation of these to meet agreed targets.
  • Authority/accountability for expenditure up to the limit specified by the Delegations of Authority. Approve requisitions to the value specified in the Delegations of Authority.
  • Leading a team of 2-4 individuals.

Month End

  • Manage the month end timetable and process, coordinating inputs from Commercial Finance Teams.
  • Manage month end control processes, including review meetings and BS reconciliation sign off processes.
  • Review performance vs budget, challenge and query results with the Commercial Finance Teams.
  • Prepare a group management accounts pack for internal reporting. Including P&L variance analysis vs budget and forecast, key KPI tracking, BS and cashflow analysis.

Audit

  • Manage the year end audit process.
  • Be the key contact between the business and the auditors.
  • Be responsible for the statutory accounts preparation.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards across the group

Controls

  • Be responsible for maintaining/improving the controls framework around financial accounting
  • Document finance processes and procedures and work with finance team to create consistency

  • Operational Accounting
  • Manage the Accounts Payable, Cash and Account Receivable function.
  • Ensure compliance with supplier payment terms.
  • Ensure compliance with group DOA matrix.
  • Review and manage cash balances.

SAP system lead

  • Be responsible for the use of the SAP system

  • Work with the IT team and SAP System Analyst to improve functionality and reporting
  • Ensure finance team members and wider business users are trained on SAP.

Management

  • Manage a team of 2-4 individuals
  • Coach and develop junior team members
  • Completing month end creditor reconciliations.
  • Responsible for managing and clearing down aged creditors.
    • Coach and develop junior team members
    • Build consistency in reporting
  • Other finance tasks as and when required.

Background

  • Audit experience desirable
  • Accounting standards and application
  • UK Tax requirements
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Management reporting

Behaviours

  • Team-oriented; excellent interpersonal skills and able to develop collaborative relationships at all levels in the organisation
  • Sense of personal ownership, commitment and accountability
  • Able to self-direct and prioritise activities in the context of the business
  • A self-motivated individual thriving in a dynamic work environment
  • Effective communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Flexible approach and he ability to deal with high levels of change
  • The ability to influence and build relationships across multiple sites and locations

Qualifications

  • Finance qualification ideally ACA or ACCA or equivalent, ideally with +4 years PQE.

WHMSYORKS REF: 16896820

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