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Finance Manager

  1. Finance
  2. Full-time

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Chester, England, United Kingdom

Urban Planters

Interim Finance Manager 

12 MONTHS FIXED TERM CONTRACT

Monday - Friday 9-5:30pm

Chester

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Urban Planters is part of the Rentokil Initial group and has been bringing homes and workplaces to life with plants since 1965. Over that time, we have evolved and grown alongside the many changes in the landscaping industry, building up a wealth of expertise along the way.

We are a national landscape company providing a one-stop horticultural solution to businesses across the UK from one of our six regions’ local operating branches.

Quality, safety, sustainability and professionalism underpin all that we do. We are reducing our environmental impact by planting trees and supporting world-leading climate crisis projects. We do this by funding a climate action workforce, offsetting their carbon emissions in both their professional and personal lives.

This Finance Manager role has four direct reports – one management accountant and three credit controllers. Reporting into the Financial Director, you will be required to support our Finance team with;

Management Accounts

● Accurate and timely reporting of Financial and non-financial metrics for month-end

reporting.

● Oversee the month end process - accurate journal completion, detailed review of

P&L and investigate any variances.

● Ensure all balance sheet reconciliations are reviewed, all reconciling items

investigated and understood – follow up on monthly actions to ensure completion.

● Completion of management presentations to explain month-end performance and

attend monthly business reviews.

● Ensure delivery of all key reports including P&Ls, transactional reports, balance

sheet reconciliations.

● Investigate all drivers of business performance and ensure we understand exactly

how results are generated.

● Provide detailed support to Operating Areas to help them understand their

performance.

● Short Range Financial Planning – monthly forecast process.

● Long Range Financial Planning – complete annual budgeting process for Urban

Planters.

● Liaise with internal and external auditors to support their activities and ensure all

necessary documentation is provided in a timely manner. Work proactively with the

finance team to close out any control issues that may arise. Support the Financial

Reporting Accountant with any statutory reporting and any audit requests.

● Ensure necessary controls are in place to guarantee accurate reporting of

performance of the business. Review controls in place and ensure they are in line

with RI key controls.

● Investigate and propose solutions to any control issues that may arise during the

year.

● Drive efficiency and accuracy through the team.

● Project work – ensure operating and accounting systems are supporting the business

as required and manage any system upgrades.

● Review of revenue recognition in line with IFRS 15

● Support Finance Director on projects & other ad-hoc assignments as they arise.

● Ensure accurate cash flow forecasting.

Credit Control management

● Manage the credit control team and introduce processes that allow better debt

management and cash collection of customer accounts.

● Control and monitor the debt and provide reports on performance of accounts and

overall debt position.

● Develop effective regular communication links with key stakeholders and offer

regular updates on debt position to the business.

● Develop reporting that will allow better monitoring of the debt levels and team

performance.

Requirements:

To be considered for the position, you will ideally have the following;

● Recent experience in a management role

● Fully ACCA/CIMA qualified

● Strong excel skills

● Accuracy and attention to detail

● Flexible with travel (team in based is various locations)

● Able to work in a fast-paced environment

● Drive and motivation

● Navision/Business Central experience preferable but not essential

Benefits:

This Opportunity is for someone looking to join a busy, fast paced business where you will be working with a friendly and welcoming team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading company in the Interior and Exterior planting sector where progression and development are encouraged.

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