Vacancy Title
Finance Manager, REMA
Business Unit, Department & Location
Property Management
Property Management Accounts

Overall Purpose of Job

This position reports into the Senior Finance Manager (Associate) of the Real Estate Management Accounting (REMA) Team, with direct line management responsibility to two accountants. The purpose of the job is to manage the service delivery of management information for a portfolio of platinum clients of GVA.   The role will support the Senior Finance Manager in ensuring the team are reviewing, implementing and following best practise in all operations whilst also contributing to the PMA and PMC business goals.

Main Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities

To lead and support the team to ensure delivery of all reporting and services to clients to agreed deadlines. To ensure that all reporting to client is accurate, timely and robust. To attend finance meetings with clients to discuss client strategies.
Liaising closely with other colleagues such as Surveyors and Directors in other departments and offices to achieve set goals.
Reviewing monthly and quarterly management accounts, supporting schedules and information and assisting with preparation where necessary.
Reviewing bank compliance/covenant reporting and cashflow forecasting and assisting with preparation where necessary.
Reviewing and preparing budgets, forecasts and annual business plans.
Analysing variances and providing commentary and explanations on those variances. Ensure balance sheet reconciliations are undertaken and in particular ensure bank reconciliations, VAT returns, Accounts Payable and Accounts receivable reports, accruals, deferred income and prepayments are reviewed.
Advising clients on potential cashflow issues and cash management when undertaking refurbishment projects.
Deliver and delegate additional adhoc reports as required by the client & GVA surveyors. Ensure accurate and timely database updates by regularly reviewing tenancy schedules for example.
Continual review of processes and systems and implement procedures and controls to improve efficiency and accuracy.
Act as a coach and mentor to the team and provide best practice advice. Identify development areas for members of team.

No job description can fully cover every issue which may arise within the post and the post holder is expected to carry out other duties from time to time that are broadly consistent with those in this job description.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Qualified Accountant (CIMA,ACCA, ACA) with up to date knowledge of accounting standards
Experience in preparing accounts to statutory level Ability to manage and prioritise conflicting timelines and pressures
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
Strong analytical skills and problem solving abilities
Strong communication skills and ability to deal with debates on process and inter department discussions
Ability to delegate duties Advanced Microsoft office skills

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GV is an equal opportunities employer