Finance Manager

England, Berkshire, Reading
£60000 per annum + pension
17 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Peter Mills
Job Title
Finance Manager
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

The Role

I am pleased to be working with a well-known property/construction business based in Reading who are Recruiting for a Finance Manager to join their growing team, you will have the overall responsibility for the accounting and reporting of all property related transactions and providing business partnering service to the Asset management teams, Development and sales teams, the Finance manager will have 4 direct reports.

Main Duties

To ensure timely and accurate processing of all property transactions, Balance sheet reconciliations and regular updates of the fixed asset register.

Responsible for management accounts reporting, quarterly forecast and annual budget preparation for all property related transactions including development, acquisitions, disposals, sales and assets replacements.

Responsible for preparation of the relevant notes in the annual statutory accounts.

Lead on the implementation of the FRS102 changes in relation to property accounting and reporting.

To provide effective leadership, direction and development of the Capital Finance Team.

To encourage a culture of high performance, continuous improvement, customer focused service and ability to deliver the results in a changing environment.

To empower and motivate the team, proactively and effectively manage and drive performance.

To ensure a high quality Finance business partnering service is delivered to the Asset Management and Development and Sales teams.

This will include providing financial advice and support to all areas of operations involving commercial decision making and the growth of the business.

To build effective working relationship, seek regular feedback on the service provided by the team and initiate and develop solutions to satisfy changing needs of customers.

To prepare quarterly management accounts and the annual statutory accounts Lead on the implementation of the Fixed asset register.

This will include preparation of the user requirement list, active involvement in the system selection, system testing and being a finance lead during the implementation process.

To lead on a number of financial systems and merger related projects as directed by the Head of Financial Reporting and the Deputy Director of Finance.

To act as a cheque signatory and verify/authorise BACS/CHAPS payments.


May be required to participate in Business Continuity (BCP) activities.

Required to comply with the Associations Equality and Diversity Policy and procedures and may be required to participate in promoting them.

Comply with all relevant health and safety policies and procedures including general statutory responsibilities as an employee plus those specific to the post

Undertake such flexible and additional working hours as may be necessary, within reason, to facilitate the efficient fulfilment of the Associations services.

Undertake other duties of a similar level of responsibility, as might from time to time be reasonably required.

Your Profile

Robust business leadership and commercial awareness

The ability to communicate effectively and influence the decision making process.

Proven track record of leading a team in a changing environment, with the ability to respond promptly to change and a proactive approach.

Ability to initiate, define and project manage system and process changes

Strong management and financial accounting and reporting skills including up to date knowledge of FRS102

Excellent business partnering skills.

Strong analytical skills, presentation skills and report writing skills

Qualified accountant with relevant experience in management and financial reporting.

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this role is circa £60,000 with benefits.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.