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Industry & Commerce - Finance Executive/Management
Ref: 3492 Date Posted: Monday 23 Aug 2021

iMultiply are working in partnership with the Chris Stewart Group to recruit a Finance Manager. Chris Stewart Group are an innovative, fast-growing business which, through retaining the best of its multi award-winning historic, city centre property developments, is building an enviable hotel and serviced apartment portfolio.

The Role

We are looking for a talented Finance Manager to take full responsibility of the day-to-day accounting and administrative tasks within the Group Finance Department. Reporting to the Group Financial Controller you will guide a small team and help prepare management and statutory accounting information to strict bank and investor deadlines.

You should have a recognised accountancy qualification and 1-3 years PQE. This is a diverse role with reporting requirements for group companies focused on hotels, serviced apartments, investment property and property development project SPV’s.

Key objectives

This will be a hands-on role, providing assistance where required in a variety of areas within the Finance Department. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of monthly management reporting packs for commercial and residential property letting companies
  • Processing monthly invoices for the development SPV’s and reviewing the monthly development expenditure with project managers
  • Preparing monthly bank drawdown information for the development SPV’s
  • Assisting with quarterly group consolidations
  • Assisting with the preparation of annual statutory account working papers and answering auditor queries
  • Developing systems to improve the efficiency of the finance function and reporting process
  • Tracking utility contracts and corresponding with brokers to achieve best value
  • Intercompany recharges and reconciliation of intercompany balances
  • Maintaining financial spreadsheets including fixed asset registers
  • CIS Returns (experience advantageous)
  • Bank account reconciliations
  • Petty cash transactions
  • Posting accruals, prepayments, and credit card transactions
  • Sales Ledger & Credit Control
  • Purchase ledger and preparation of monthly payment runs (initially)
  • Ad hoc duties as required

Skills required

  • Hold a recognised accountancy qualification (ICAS, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Experience of using Xero accounts software preferable, although full training will be provided
  • Excellent book-keeping skills are essential
  • Confidence and experience with Microsoft packages, in particular Excel
  • Strong understanding of the workings of a finance department, deadlines, and accuracy of reporting
  • Quick learner, keen to take responsibility for your own work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational and problem-solving skills

You should be confident in all of the above skills, but equally important is the right attitude, aptitude and fit for the team. The group has grown significantly in the last 5 years and for the right candidate there is significant opportunity for growth and development.

What you’ll get

The opportunity to play an important role in the next phase of development of this exciting, fast growing business. Fulfilment of working in a fun and friendly team. Training and support in your ongoing career development. Experience of working with entrepreneurs and helping to make things happen.


£Competitive dependent on experience.

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