UK Finance Manager

CIL Management Consultants

  • Location: Frome, near Bath
  • Closing: This role has no specific closing date.

Job Description

UK Finance Manager

Are you interested in playing a key role in finance within a friendly, award-winning management consultancy? Do you have strong accounting experience and an interest in working in a rapidly scaling international business? If so, then a role at CIL Management Consultants as our UK Finance Manager may well be for you.

About CIL

CIL is a consulting firm with a market-leading position within our niche. Most of our engagements involve an M&A element, primarily to advise mid-market private equity firms who are looking to invest in high growth businesses in the UK, US and Europe. We also provide strategy consulting to a variety of companies, from global blue chips to the UK’s most successful smaller businesses. We work across a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, technology, financial services, consumer & retail, business services and many others.

Like all consulting firms, we are only as good as our people. To continue our strong growth (>20% per annum over the last five years), we are looking to recruit a UK Finance Manager to support the Chief Financial Officer in driving forward the UK finance function activities at CIL.

The role

Team structure & reporting lines:

The successful candidate will be an integral member of CIL’s finance team, which is headed up by the Chief Financial Officer and supported by the Senior Finance Manager – both based in the UK. We are looking to add a member to the finance team who will manage the UK accounting, work closely with the transactional finance team and be a key member of the senior finance team.

The core responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of the UK monthly P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow.

  • Oversee the UK payroll with our external payroll provider.

  • Oversee the UK tax filings with our external tax adviser.

  • Manage and develop the transactional finance team.

  • Review and improve finance processes and the control environment.

  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and periodic re-forecasts.

  • Help lead the UK audit and preparation of the review pack for the auditors.

  • Support the senior finance team as we professionalise and scale finance processes and systems.

  • Take part in broader CIL activities – we encourage all of the team to get involved in things outside of the ‘day job’.

Office vs. home working:

It is expected that this role can involve a mixture of home and office working (2-3 days per week in the office), although we think the successful candidate would probably benefit from more office time initially to help them get up the curve.

Working for CIL

We have two offices in the UK – one in London and one in Frome, near Bath. The finance team and this role are based in the Frome office which is located in the beautiful Somerset countryside. We also have offices in the USA (Chicago) and Germany (Munich).

Although we work in structured project teams, we are socially very equal, lively and inclusive. There are no corner offices, no cliques – we work in open-plan offices and are not political. We think ‘a culture’ is something larger firms have to invent. Ours is the product of the people we employ.

We have strict qualification criteria for this role. These are:

  • Be ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified (or international equivalent).

  • Experience of working in a similar role.

  • Good people skills with experience of managing and developing others.

  • A mindset of continual improvement and ability to ‘keep it simple’.

  • Knowledge of using finance systems; Sage experience ideal but not essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Office – particularly Excel – is essential.

  • Excellent numeracy and completely fluent written and spoken English.

  • At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK.

Salary and benefits:

  • Competitive base salary.

  • 25 days’ holiday entitlement.

  • Flexible working options, with little travel and the potential to work from home.

  • Option to join company private healthcare scheme through Vitality.

  • Matched pension contributions of 4.5%.

  • Life assurance and long-term sick cover.

  • Regular company events & socials.

  • A fantastic company culture, with encouragement to pursue activities & interests outside of work.

We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. CIL commits to creating and maintaining a culture where every employee feels included and respected; to countering discrimination through our recruitment and training processes and our interaction with other stakeholders; and to celebrating the diverse contributions of all our employees and stakeholders.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application