Finance Manager

Title - Finance Manager

Category - Finance

Location - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Type - Permanent

Status - Full Time

Closing Friday, July 07, 2017

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Vacancy Details

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.

We specialise in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of civil and military aircraft, defence vehicle engineering, shelter manufacture, composite solutions and the provision of personnel, training and advice. We are renowned and respected worldwide for our quality of service, engineering excellence, flexibility and reliability.

Part of the 105 year-old Marshall Group of Companies, which has an annual turnover of £1.3 billion, we have over 80 years of aviation experience and have completed over 1500 aircraft modifications in 35 countries. Within our land systems capability, we have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported more than 5000 tactical shelters in over 200 different configurations.

Marshall ADG currently have a vacancy for a Finance Manager, responsible to the Head of Finance - Military Aerospace for all Tier 2 Business Unit (BU) reporting whilst providing support to the Head of Central Finance for compliance with all Tier 1 Marshall ADG (MADG) financial reporting related to Military Aerospace.

The ideal candidate will have significant post qualification experience, preferably in long term contract accounting and reporting, along with the ability, enthusiasm and proven leadership skills to drive the need to improve processes, accounting skills and knowledge within both this team, the function and the wider business.  

Role Specifics:

•	Provide governance and compliance oversight to specific projects as directed by the Head of Finance;
•	Ensure the Military Aerospace finance team deliver the required monthly reporting, budgets and re-forecast as per the annual financial calendar;
•	Develop and maintain a comprehensive financial control environment for BU financial management and reporting, including effective control of all aspects of WIP;
•	Ensure all Tier 1 support is provided to the Head of Central Finance as required;
•	Ensure all finance team members have a clear development plan to support their annual PDR, that meets the needs of both the individual and the BU;
•	Develop a continuous improvement plan related to all BU financial management and reporting;
•	Awareness and active management of foreign exchange risk.

The successful candidate will be a fully qualified chartered (or equivalent) accountant, and have proven experience in the following areas:

•	Strong technical ability and post qualification experience, preferably with proven experience in the area of long term contract accounting;
•	Desire to drive continuous improvement into existing processes;
•	Analysing and presenting complex problems in the absence of perfect information;
•	Excellent verbal and written communication skills, clear and concise thought processes and the ability to lead others to a conclusion;
•	Preparation of high quality financial analysis and reports for key internal stakeholders;
•	Self-motivation and proactive approach to work, as this role requires a high degree of autonomy and independent thought to identify and creatively solve problems;
•	Working and engaging with non-finance personnel at all levels and managing differing interests;
•	A thorough understanding of foreign exchange currency exposure management and risk mitigation; and
•	Experience with staff supervision and providing mentoring in specialist areas.

Marshall ADG offers employees an attractive reward package. This comprises:

•	Competitive base salary
•	Discretionary bonus scheme
•	25 days holiday plus bank holidays
•	Generous company pension scheme
•	Access to a healthcare plan
•	An excellent flexible benefit scheme

Access to a discount scheme which offers substantial savings with a range of retailers, hotel chains, holiday companies, etc.

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.
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