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Finance Manager (12 Month FTC)

Posted 16 Sep 2022
Work experience
2 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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About the role

Balfour Beatty are currently looking for a Finance Manager to join our Investments team based in Newcastle upon Tyne on a 12 month fixed term contract.

As a Finance Manager you will:

With the support of the Head of Concession Finance, manage the financial affairs of a portfolio of Balfour Beatty Investments concession companies to optimize the value of investments, meet the IFRS and UK G P financial reporting requirements (to management, shareholders, clients and funders) and comply with statutory and regulatory obligations. As a line manager support, motivate and inspire the leadership and development of the Concession finance team.

What you'll be doing

You will have the following accountabilities:

  • Review the financial and operational aspects of concessions in conjunction with the Head of Concession Finance and Concessions Services team to optimise the balance of risk and return to shareholders.
  • Line management of Company Accountant to deliver Concession Finance services to a portfolio of schemes, including overview of and involvement with as necessary:
  • Monthly concession company reporting packages and ad hoc information to the shareholders;
  • Financial reporting systems and procedures;
  • Financial modelling;
  • Cash management;
  • Sales and purchase ledger accounting;
  • Financial aspects of insurance matters;
  • Where relevant, accounting for the Balfour Beatty side of shareholder support arrangements;
  • The conversion of UK G P accounts to IFRS and providing commentary for shareholder reporting purposes.
  • Maintain detailed input to individual concessions as required supporting Company Accountants in line with risk appraisal and specific concession issues.
  • Ensure the Company Accountants provide a clear audit trail and that supporting documentation and explanations are readily accessible. Ensure transactions are processed accurately by the Company Accountants.
  • Reviewing concession management accounts and monitoring the activities and results of concessions and their performance against budget.
  • Support Company Accountants on treasury issues, such as debt-draw downs, injections of funds by shareholders, banking arrangements and maximising deposit returns.
  • Assist Company Accountants with the compliance aspects of the corporation tax affairs of each concession company and liaison with external auditors
  • Reviewing the draft statutory accounts of concession companies, produced by the Company accountants, including the application and disclosure of technical accounting practices.
  • Preparing and reviewing annual budgets and periodic forecasts of concession companies including the application of technical accounting calculations.
  • Preparing and/or reviewing the maintenance and update of half yearly financial models for reporting to lenders and ensuring optimal distributions to shareholders.
  • Maintain and enhance the systems of internal controls over accounting and other management systems through written financial policies and procedures.
  • Fulfil the contractual obligations arising out of concession agreements and bank facility agreements.
  • Assist the Project Finance team w.r.t equity sales and refinancing and other shareholder optimization of concession returns.

Who we're looking for

You will have the following skills & experience;

  • Qualified to degree level (minimum of 2.1)
  • Qualified accountant with significant experience
  • Experience of PFI accounting
  • Experience of working in PFI concessions
  • Strong financial modelling experience
  • Excellent technical accountant
  • Capability of interpreting financial implications of complex contractual documentation

Why work for us

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