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Financial Compliance Manager – HW Martin Holdings Limited

Financial Compliance Manager – HW Martin Holdings Limited

Job title: Financial Compliance Manager

Location: Blackwell, Derbyshire (J28, M1)

Salary: Competitive and dependant on experience

Additional benefits: Discretionary Bonus, 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays, Company Pension (we pay full 8%), Free Parking, Employee Assistance Programme, Life assurance.

Contract Type: Permanent

About the H. W. Martin Group

The Martin Group of Companies (est. 1976) provide specialist services to the construction and waste recycling industries, through a trained and certificated workforce of over 1,250 delivering works and support services from design, through to build and onward maintenance. With a turnover of more than £225m and a fleet of over 500 vehicles we are a major contributor in our fields of expertise.

The Role

As a successful and expanding Group of diverse and interesting companies we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivated Qualified Accountant to join our established, hardworking head office team.

This role offers the opportunity to join the team at a time of substantial growth and the successful candidate will be integral in preparing the Group for future developments. The Group has recently fallen into scope of HMRC’s Senior Accounting Officer regime, and this role will be central to meeting these requirements.

Working full time from our head office just off Junction 28 of M1 in Derbyshire. The size of the organization provides the opportunity for all members of the team to work alongside and communicate with senior management on a day-to-day basis.

The role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Lead on the identification of business and financial risks across the Group, referencing legislation such as the Criminal Finances Act 2017, and introducing new internal controls to mitigate and manage significant risks identified;
  • Lead on the implementation of the Senior Accounting Officer regime across the Group;
  • Lead on identifying and researching new financial legislation as it is introduced, for example, IR35 and corporate governance reform, implementing procedures and supporting the team to ensure the Group is compliant and remains so going forwards;
  • Lead on the design and execution of an internal audit program based on business need, reporting audit findings to senior management and advising on required improvements;
  • Be the go-to person for technical accounting and solve problems as and when they arise;
  • Lead on the year-end audit process, being the main contact for the external auditors and co-ordinating requests across the Group;
  • Prepare high-quality annual statutory financial statements for 14+ Group companies including 2 consolidated sets, liaising with the finance director and external auditors through the review process, and lead on the submission to Companies House;
  • Assist with acquisitions as and when they arise;
  • Assist with company secretarial duties such as annual returns and confirmation statements;
  • Ad hoc assignments to identify and investigate issues identified.

What does our ideal candidate look like?

  • ACA or similar qualified with 2+ years post-qualification experience;
  • Sound knowledge of technical accounting standards;
  • Strong project management and organisation skills;
  • Experience in managing a year-end audit process;
  • Experience in preparing or reviewing annual statutory financial statements (use of the IRIS Accounts Preparation software preferred but not essential as training will be given);
  • Strong commercial acumen, being able to think outside the box when issues arise;
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to lead yourself learn and get to grips with new systems, business processes and relevant legislation quickly and efficiently;
  • Be accomplished at forming relationships and influencing people across all levels of the Group, using empathy and strong communication skills to enable you to question, listen, interpret and explain concepts;
  • Be flexible, resilient and tenacious;
  • Be willing to occasionally travel to our regional centres around the UK (on average around once per month), so own transport is essential.

Next Steps

If you are looking for a new challenge and feel you have the skills to take on this vital role, then please submit your CV which details your current experience and qualifications.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from any suitably qualified persons.


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