Finance Manager - Qualified Accountant

Posted 16 March by Howett Thorpe Easy Apply Featured Ending soon

Leading Project based company based in the City seeking a Finance Manager


Reference: HT14564

Finance Manager - About The Role

Leading Project based company based in the City seeking a Finance Manager

As the Finance Manager you will

  • In conjunction with the SPV General Manager, review all contractual and funding agreements and ensure that all obligations are recorded on each SPV’s Corporate Calendar and continuously review each SPV’s risk register and ensure mitigating actions are closed out.
  • Provide the board with "Finance Director" calibre advice on commercial, operational and financial risks and opportunities and make recommendations on appropriate courses of action.
  • Manage the Business Planning and Model update process strictly in accordance with the requirements of the Financing Agreements and each SPV’s investors, and company policies.
  • Ensure that the financial models reflect contractual, statutory, regulatory and commercial provisions.
  • With the General Manager, present the Business Plan and Model Update to each SPV’s board for approval.
  • Secure funder approval of the updated model and deliver shareholders returns as expected.
  • Prepare the annual operating budget and present this for board approval.
  • Deliver the annual budget to the funder(s) in accordance with the requirement of the Financing Agreements.
  • Ensure documented financial controls and segregation of duties are appropriately in place for each SPV and monitor compliance to such controls.
  • Manage the preparation of monthly management accounts, then prepare the finance report and present at SPV board meetings.
  • Manage the production of the annual statutory accounts in accordance with relevant accounting standards.
  • Manage each SPV’s taxation obligations in accordance with the relevant tax legislation and, as appropriate, in accordance of the advice of each SPV’s tax advisors.
  • Manage the audit process and the relationship with each SPV’s legal and tax advisors.
  • Manage the preparation and the appropriate filing of unaudited interim accounts, as required.
  • Manage all financial reporting requirements of each SPV, including the relevant Stock Market Reporting and Disclosure requirements for SPVs funded by Listed Debt.
  • Manage each SPV’s retail banking relationships.
  • Manage the drawdown and repayment of each SPV funding facility, and the reporting requirements of its funders and the monoline providers as required.
  • Ensure the effective management of the financial aspects of project variations, lifecycle expenditure, benchmarking and market testing in accordance with the requirements of the Contractual Agreements and in conjunction with each SPV’s site team and the Regional Finance Director.
  • Ensure effective and compliant treasury and working capital management in order to maximise shareholder returns and minimise risk.
  • Manage each SPV’s invoicing, credit control and creditor payment cycle.


The successful Finance Manager will have

  • At least 4 years post qualified experience.
  • Ability to identify potential issues surrounding a piece of complex legislation or policy and provide easily understood verbal and written analysis material and advice that is clear and comprehensive.
  • Excellent working knowledge and understanding of financial management matters including project finance.
  • Development and/or maintenance of complex financial models using Microsoft Excel.


Finance Manager - Benefits

  • 25 days holiday
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Generous pension
  • Performance related bonus


Howett Thorpe are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role and comply with all relevant UK legislation and do not discriminate on any protected characteristics. Due to the high volume of applications we currently receive, we are unable to respond to all candidates. If you do not hear from a Consultant within 5 working days please assume that you have not been successful.

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