Global Real Estate Private Equity Company - Financial Operations Manager (Cash Management and Treasury coverage) - £65,000 - £85,000 + Bonus + Benefits - Central London Global Real Estate Private Equity Company -  …

LH Partners
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 Nov 20
£65,000 - £85,000 + Bonus + Benefits
LH Partners
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 Nov 20
£65,000 - £85,000 + Bonus + Benefits
With offices in Europe, Asia and the US, this global real estate private equity company has a solid reputation and track record of sustained success during its history and has been going through an exciting period of growth. They are now looking to add a capable Financial Operations Manager to their team. This is an important role within the business as the individual will be moving significant amounts of cash (in the millions) across various entities and provide important MI to senior management on the firm's cash management and treasury activities.

Profile Criteria:

  • Either a Finance Manager, Financial Controller, AP and AP Manager (with exposure to Treasury/Cash Management) or a Financial Operations Manager with experience in Cash Management and Treasury
  • This person will have little interaction with the General Ledger and will mainly be managing cash (cash coming in, going out), managing bank accounts, managing transfers of money and cash flow
  • Needs to be able to understand a whole business and develop relationships with various departments (i.e. operations, tax, fund finance, front office, etc) to be able to produce a cash flow forecast for the company (along with cash flow modelling)
  • What is NOT required is someone who is a Treasury Manager, Treasury Analyst, Treasury Operations Manager or Treasury specialist 
  • This is more a niche and generalist finance role for someone whose career has moved into responsibilties covering Cash Management and Treasury 
  • Ideally looking for candidates on a 1 month (or less/immediately available) notice period 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Overall stewardship of the company’s financial resources
  • Drive financial performance through a comprehensive commercial understanding of new and existing business and the group company structure
  • Build and maintain close working inter-department relationships with Fund Finance, Asset Management, Investment Management and local offices
  • Deliver accurate and timely management information, reporting directly to senior management, including cashflow forecasts, Board reports, business analytics and operational recommendations
  • Leadership of accounts payable function and junior member of staff
  • Origination, ownership and delivery management of a variety of operational and treasury projects (e.g. web expenses software, procurement strategy, FX policy and exchange platforms)
  • Oversight of all bank transactions (internal and external), across several large, multi-national, multi-currency group entities
  • Maintenance of cash book
  • Maintenance of bank account functionality and banking relationships
  • Currency management
  • Oversight of travel and expenses
  • Submission of VAT returns

Candidate Specification

  • Hands-on Finance professional with strong attention to detail
  • Experience of Cash Management with the ability to handle a variety of tasks across the Treasury function
  • Solid experience of moving significant cash amounts (in the millions) across entities, dealing with foreign exchange and different currencies and communicating and reporting these transactions to CEO and senior management level
  • Strong knowledge of banking procedures and comfortable keeping track of cash coming in and going out. Must have experience approving payments and recording transactions
  • Experience putting together and reporting internal Management Information (MI) for a firm’s Cash Management and Treasury activities
  • Ability to take on project work
  • Strong commercial awareness to get the best deal/rates/outcome for the Cash Management and Treasury function
  • Ability to manage own tasks with good time management skills and able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Well-motivated, diligent and happy to operate in a small (but growing) company environment.
  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation and interpersonal skills
  • A strong team player who is flexible with a positive attitude and willingness to take on and influence new tasks, adopting change, and interested in learning new skills
  • Strong MS Excel skills essential
  • Proficient at MS Word and PowerPoint - preferable but not essential
  • Financial services experience would be preferable but not essential
  • Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal) with the ability to build positive and effective relationships with various stakeholders (both internal and external)

Qualifications Required

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualification with industry experience from the investment management or wider financial services sector ideal (but not essential)
  • ACT (Association of Corporate Treasurers) qualification (or studying towards qualification) would be useful but is not essential for this role 
  • Ideally degree-educated





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