Finance Manager

Business Support Services · Maidstone, Kent
Department Business Support Services
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation DOE

Despite technology revolutionising the future of ecommerce, the way we’ve bought and sold cars has largely remained the same for over three decades. Customers had no choice but to trek to their local car dealership to access the best vehicles and latest offers. But thanks to the Automotive Transformation Group, that is no longer the case!

 

With almost 50 years’ of combined industry experience, the Automotive Transformation Group is comprised of two internationally recognised brands – GForces and Autofutura. We are the first of our kind within the industry, creating more than just successful and user-friendly websites for car dealers and manufacturers. Our NetDirector® Suite delivers a seamless and omnichannel solution for all those within the sector who want to stand out from the evolving competition; offering state of the art technology and invaluable data insights to maximise vehicle sales!

 

Since completing this game-changing merger last summer, we are committed to creating new products, investing in new ventures and developing our teams to truly become a key innovator of change. There has never been a more exciting time to join us on this journey!


 

The Role

As the lead in the accounting team, you will be responsible for the day to day financial operations of ATG UK, preparing key financial information including statutory accounts, management accounts and financial plans as well as providing financial support to departments, teams and budget holders as appropriate. You will also be responsible for managing the accounts team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner.

 

This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities. You will report directly into the Group Head of Finance and be required to work with both the Executive Team and Senior Management on a daily basis.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the daily finance team functions
  • Month end management accounts preparation
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Cashflow forecasting
  • VAT reconciliations and returns (UK/MENA/AUS)
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Maintain fixed asset register including depreciation calculations
  • Prepayment and accrual calculations
  • Loan reconciliations, and Intercompany loan reconciliations
  • Monthly Deferred Income calculations and reconciliations
  • Responding to external and internal accounts queries
  • Assisting management where necessary
  • Dealing with ad hoc accounts queries
  • Assisting with the year end audit
  • National statistics reporting
  • Training of team members, and assisting with their development

 

 

Location 

Bearsted, Kent / Home Based

 

Department

Finance

 

Position Reports To

Group Head of Finance

 

Key Relationships:

  • Group Head of Finance
  • CFO
  • Finance team
  • Sales Operations Director

 

 Person Specification (Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience Required):

 

Technical Competencies:

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Proficiency in preparing financial statements
  • Proficiency in preparing cashflow forecasts
  • Experience of FRS102 (UKGAAP), and IFRS desirable but not essential

 

  

Behavioural & Personality Competencies:

  • Excellent numeracy skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain accuracy
  • Ability to prioritise and organise a varying workload
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

 

 

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the financial reporting/GL area
  • Qualified to ACCA/ACA/CIMA
  • Previous experience of Microsoft Business Central would be advantageous
  • Experience with multi-currency accounting is desirable

 

Development Opportunities:

  • High growth Group
  • High levels of M&A activity
  • Mentoring from a high performing Finance leadership team


Benefits

  • 25 days holiday plus birthday off
  • Up to 5 additional days holiday for long service
  • Group pension plan
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity  
  • Regular socials and company events
  • Flexible hours

 

 

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  • Location
    Maidstone, Kent
  • Department
    Business Support Services
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Compensation
    DOE