Assistant Commercial Finance Manager

Salary/Rate:£45,000 - £50,000 per annum + 20% bonus
Job type:Perm
Location:Stockport

About the Role

Sewell Wallis are working with a large, private equity backed property business as they look to appoint an Assistant Finance Manager in Stockport, who'll be responsible for onboarding all acquisitions into the group. This business has an aggressive acquisition growth strategy and is therefore looking for an exceptional individual to lead the integration of all acquisitions into the group.

Reporting to the Onboarding Manager and based in the newly built and modern Stockport office the role is to ensure that all asset and corporate acquisition activity undertaken by the group is managed to the highest quality, and to lead on collaboration between the Transaction, Portfolio Management and Finance teams, as well as other business departments, in driving the growth strategy of the business.

Responsibilities include;

  • Project manage the acquisition of logistics property assets and entities into the group.
  • Work closely with the Group and private equity teams to progress & execute opportunities in line with agreed timescales.
  • Act as a key point of liaison for commercial finance teams within the Group (Logistics finance, FP&A) and support them in understanding impact of new acquisitions on group finances and internal reporting.
  • Support during meetings with 3rd parties and act as a key point of contact for legal advisors and other 3rd parties in answering queries and providing updates / information needed throughout deal processes.
  • Manage & document the handover of acquired assets to internal management teams and panel legal firms for ongoing asset management.
  • Lead on commercial contribution of Onboarding function through close collaboration with other business areas, including:
  • Maintain acquisitions / onboarding process documentation and implement process improvements to drive efficiency and support strategic goals of the Group, including input into new systems implementation projects.
  • Support any other ad hoc project or task as required by the Group finance team, including strategic disposals of property / development schemes from wider areas of the group.

What we're looking for?

  • An ACA or ACCA qualified, or latter stages part qualified.
  • Practice experience would be an advantage - the role would suit a first time mover. 
  • Self-starter with exceptional initiative and proactivity. Effective with engaging across numerous teams and business units. Disciplined and able to see projects through to completion.
  • Strong project management skills with ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities.

 What's on offer?

  • 20% bonus
  • Hybrid/flexible working
  • 7% pension
  • On-site gym and yoga studio
  • Free food
  • Huge company events
  • On-site parking
  • Easily accessible by public transport
  • Great links to the motorway from Manchester, Greater Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds

 For more information contact Faith Collins.

Job ref: FAI/4830Post Date: 30.05.24

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