Lightning Finance Manager

West Yorkshire

Location: Bradford


Finance Manager - Lightning

Base Location - Bradford

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Finance team in Bradford within the Lightning division as a Finance Manager, focusing on Management Accounts.

The Finance team are responsible for the development and implementation of overall financial strategy from day to day controls, accounting policies and procedures to managing relationships with the financial community.
More specifically within Management Accounts, the focus is to deliver accurate internal reporting and analysis to internal and external stakeholders in Group Financial Control, Group Financial Planning and Analysis, Commercial Finance, external Auditors and the wider Accounting Services team to support timely decision making and ensure the accuracy of external reporting

Key activities of the department include monthly and quarterly reporting to agreed group timescales with a focus on improving internal efficiencies through process improvement and collaboration with internal and external teams.
This is an integral role within the finance team. Duties for the role will be wide ranging, but ultimately you will be responsible for:

* Commercial Finance - Work closely with the team who are responsible for the internal presentation of the divisional numbers, and will have the commercial knowledge and operational relationships we’ll need to leverage to ensure accurate and complete accounting
* Operational teams - Project managers, cost centre owners, head of departments.
* Offshore Accounting team - Understand the accounting processes and reconciliations that this team will perform for you to enable you to deliver the accurate accounting for your area
* Financial Accounts - Collaborate to ensure this team have what they need to produce accurate external reporting for statutory accounts, regulatory returns or Liberty consolidated quarterly 10Q/10K reports.
* Balance sheet reporting team - Assist them in accurate balance sheet reporting with commercial reasoning to enable cash management, Treasury forecasting and central control submissions to Liberty group.
* Accounting Policy & Control- Discuss one offs, assurance work and process changes to ensure GAP compliance for all external reports.
* Divisional Operational teams - Liaise with them on all changes and lead monthly accounting calls with them and the offshore teams for processes with higher risk of error/change or to gain commercial knowledge that will assist with review
The suitable candidate for this role will naturally be a solutions driven creative think who embraces change and will possess the following experience and skillset:

* Qualified Accountant with Management Accounting, and/or audit experience
* Assurance mindset with the ability to review accurately, but also to identify risks in processes and reconciliations and articulate/resolve/mitigate these as part of the monthly accounting cycle.
* Excellent communication skills in order to provide clear and meaningful interpretation of analysis and to be able to lead and control meetings with senior stakeholders
* Stakeholder management to be able to understand finance and operational stakeholder’s needs and requirements in order to provide excellent customer service. To understand the correct balance between challenge and support of these stakeholders in order to raise both the profile and external perception of the team
* Able to be collaborative working across internal and external teams in multiple locations to deliver improvements and best practice within the team
* Self- motivated -Well-organised, adaptable and resilient. Responds to challenging priorities with a sense of urgency and pace. Ability to work under pressure
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Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. We’re a great place to work - and we offer impressive benefits too! You will get a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension, and, of course, discounts across Virgin Media products ad Virgin brands!
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