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  • Finance Manager

  • Business: Contracts Division
  • Sector: Finance
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary: £Competitive + Exceptional Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40 Hours per week
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 22-May-2018
  • Job reference: 15165

Job Description

Contracts Finance Manager

Salary: £Competitive plus excellent company benefits and progression prospects

Location: Leicester

Are you a highly ambitious and qualified finance professional looking for a commercially focused and challenging role? Are you confident of working with key stakeholders at all levels and being a key influence over commercial decisions? Do you have proven and demonstrable experience of working in an audit environment? If so, we may have the opportunity for you!

We are looking to recruit a Contracts Finance Manager to join the Travis Perkins Contracts division based in Leicester. Reporting into the Divisional Finance Director, you will be responsible for the overall management and continuous development of the Operational Compliance Support team (OCS). You will work closely with the Divisional Finance Director and provide support in the monthly reporting cycle including budgets, forecasts and 5 year plans and you will be the financial business partner for the Divisional Tool Hire team.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Providing OCS insight to all three Contract division Business units via Managing Directors and Regional Directors, to ensure there is a continual improvement in the average compliance score within each BU.

  • Producing a monthly MI pack for the division, with ownership of the divisional overview. You will strive to continually improve the reporting pack to ensure that it is driving improvements in business performance of each BU.

  • Business partnering with the Divisional Tool Hire Director (DTHD), ensuring strong commercial finance support to assist in decision making and supporting the DTHD in developing strategic plans and delivery against these plans.

  • Supporting the Contracts Divisional Finance Director in consolidation and preparation of the 5 year strategic plan and the AOP process.  The role will need to work with the business units Finance Directors, challenge the assumptions and ensure that all submissions to Group happen in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Ensuring consistency across all reporting from the OCS department, with reviews and challenges to team members on report production.  Continual critique of production to ensure that the team are delivering to the needs of the business whilst maintaining the required independent status.

  • Management and development of a team of three OCS, ensuring all team members have two reviews each year and all have documented development plans

  • Financially supporting the divisional resources (Group sales, Supply chain, Tool hire and HR) in all financial matters, covering monthly reporting, AOP production and 5 year plan support.  Ensuring financial support in all major decision making.

  • Various ad-hoc projects for OCS, divisional finance and Tool Hire teams as directed by the Contracts DFD and own initiative projects to help improve the service offered to Group and the division.

What we are looking for:

It is also a requirement that you will hold a recognised accountancy qualification. Your communication and interpersonal skills will be excellent to allow you to successfully engage with customers and colleagues alike across the contracts division and the wider Travis Perkins Group. Your organisational and time management skills will also be strong as you drive the business forward by providing professional financial analysis.

But what can we offer you?

As one of the UK's most trusted name in building materials and home improvements we believe in being the best at everything we do. Travis Perkins Plc are a 28,000+ strong team, with c. 2,000 locations and 20+ market-leading businesses (including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies).

Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers: offering you the opportunity to fulfil your potential in a forward thinking company that still believes in upholding family values - and putting our colleagues and customers at the heart of our growing business ensuring we are making decent returns. Despite our size, we’ve got the values of a family run business and the mindset and ambition.

Joining the Travis Perkins group as a Contracts Finance Manager means joining a reputable and expanding business offering great company benefits such as discounts across our Group and the support of an employer who values your development as much as you do.


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