FINANCE MANAGER - REAL ESTATE

Overview

Currently recruiting for a Finance Manager for a leading international property firm.

This role is a newly created and standalone role within a new and growing area of the business and the successful candidate will be responsible for looking after the financial element of the division in addition to implementing procedures, controls, and systems.

The role will entail the implementation and execution of accounting processes and programs designed to ensure the appropriate level of accuracy, tracking and control over the operating income and expenditure of the business.

The successful candidate will play an integral role in supporting the compliance and reporting requirements of the Finance Team. This role is in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and will provide much opportunity to grow and develop whilst gaining exposure to a wide stakeholder group.

 

Responsibilities:

Strategic Direction & Management

  • Liaise and support the Managing Director of the division on all financial matters

  • Responsibility for accuracy of information being provided to Group Finance Function.

  • Ensure the team is structured to maintain & exceed the Group’s financial expectations.

  • Develop and maintain all relevant policies and procedures with respect to all financial and support services.

  • Assisting with ad-hoc projects and tasks as they arise.


Systems Implementation

  • Lead the implementation of all financial systems that will be used to manage the operating business.

  • Document and implement best-in-class policies and procedures to underpin the financial control and performance of the business.

  • Ensure all relevant staff are well trained on the various systems & are effectively able to access data as required.


Invoice Payment & Processing

  • Interaction with Group Finance Function to ensure payment of all operating invoices in a timely manner

  • Support the Group Finance Function in the set up & management of inter departmental cross charging.

  • Develop and maintain all necessary guidelines and manuals associated with the accounts payable process.

  • Ensure the timely processing of the invoices.


Accounts Receivable

  • Ensuring accuracy of information provided for billing/income purposes.

  • Interaction with Group Finance Function to ensure all charges are issued in a timely manner.

  • Management of Direct Debit process and managing the collection of outstanding debt in conjunction with Managing Director.


Relationship Management

  • Be proactive in developing and managing business unit relationships (both Division Operating Teams and Group Head Office) ensuring that the expected service levels are adhered to encourage an environment that supports teamwork, financial transparency, co-operation & performance excellence across the Group.


Budgeting and Reporting

  • Support and coordinate the activities of the finance team across assets:

    1. Information

    2. Report production

    3. Financial Administration

  • Providing Variance Analysis, Commentary and insight on Financial Results

  • Oversight of Payroll for all Operations staff

  • Production of annual budgets in conjunction with the team and Group Finance team.

  • Develop, maintain & deliver in a timely manner, approved financial reports across the business.

  • Coordinate and track the cost savings initiatives for the region

  • Management of Fixed Asset Register


Data Management, Policies & Procedures & Audit:

  • Ensure data integrity of the systems across the region and audit data from time to time

  • Ensure that appropriate process and systems controls are in place and maintained to guarantee the integrity of all transactions

  • Ensure that all financial accounting and reporting is audit worthy and in keeping with recognized quality management processes

  • Manage the external audit process for all Niche operating businesses

  • Maintain tax compliance / filings and awareness of strategic tax planning


Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a professional working environment:

  • A qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA accountant.

  • 3+ years’ PQE desirable.

  • Good experience of accounting systems.

  • Experience of Xero accounting software desirable.

  • Experience of finance function within short-term lettings environment desirable.

  • Excellent attention to detail and an organised logical approach is essential.

  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks and deadlines.

  • Demonstrated financial competency at both a strategic & detailed level of operation.

  • Decision maker - motivated by & objectives focused.

  • Demonstrated competency in planning & management.

  • Customer service orientated


Package on offer:

Salary: €65,000 - €75,000

Bonus: 20%

Pension