Senior Finance Manager - Acquisitions and Integrations

Salary/Rate:£70,000 - £90,000 per annum + + 20% bonus + 7% pension
Job type:Perm

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity to work for our client a large, private equity backed property business as they look to appoint a Senior Finance Manager to be responsible for onboarding of all acquisitions into the group. This business has an aggressive acquisitions growth strategy and is therefore looking for an exceptional individual to lead the integration of all acquisitions into the group.

Reporting to the Head of Financial Operations 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, Big 4 Trained accountant (Top 10 considered), with a background in transaction services and ideally have also spent some time in Audit
  • 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
  • The ideal candidate will also have familiarity with property transactions and property accounting software and familiarity with UK taxes for property groups and statutory audit procedures
  • Prepared to regularly travel to the London office

What's on offer?

  • A basic salary between £70,000 - £90,000
  • A 20% annual bonus based on hitting performance objectives
  • 7% contribution to pension
  • Many other additional company perks including death in service, life insurance and fully paid for company wide events in the summer and winter

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful. Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.

Job ref: KH/4684Post Date: 09.05.24

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