Divisional Finance Manager

  • Leeds, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

At an exciting time for Link Asset Services, and as Divisional Finance Manager reporting to the Financial Controller, you will play a key role in managing and reporting the finances for group functions and overheads.

Link Asset Services is a fast growing, dynamic business with market leading positions across our areas of expertise – funds, market services, and banking and credit management services.  With offices across the UK and Europe we are part of Link Group who are headquartered in Australia.  A truly global organisation, Link Group provides us with a strong platform to realise our growth ambitions and continue to build on our success.

You can play a key part in this – at Link Asset Services we recognise the importance of supporting and developing our people, so we listen to colleagues, train our teams and invest in great working environments.  Add to that a culture that champions respect and integrity, a diverse and inclusive colleague base and a commitment to positively influence the communities we work with and you’ll get a flavour of life at Link.  At the bottom of this role advert, you’ll find more information on why you’ll enjoy working with us…

Job Description

This is a high profile role within the finance team and you will be the key contact for the Group Financial Controller (FC) and Chief Finance Officer (CFO). You will be fully responsible for all aspects of the production & reporting of group functions and overhead financials for Link Asset Services (LAS).

Leading a small team in Leeds and supported by groupwide management accountants in our business units you will be responsible for supervising accounting operations, including fixed assets and month end accounts, and for ensuring balance sheet reconciliations are complete, accurate and with any issues resolved in a timely manner. You will also be responsible for ensuring correct and robust financial controls are in place to satisfy the regulatory requirements of the financial services sector and play a key role in managing periodic audit requests.

You will own the month end and year end timetables and play a lead role in co-ordinating the returns for the group. You will also be responsible for analysing the monthly results and providing or co-ordinating commentary to the FC and CFO on the monthly result and working capital.

As a line manager you will be responsible for staff management including hiring, training, coaching and performance review in line with Link group policy. There will be an element of travel within this role, approximately every month, to our London and Beckenham offices primarily, to meet with the Financial Controller and the management accounts team.


Essential skills and experience

  • Degree educated
  • Qualified ACCA / ACA (or equivalent) preferred with demonstrable post qualification experience
  • Audit experience desirable
  • Strong excel, analytical and communication skills
  • Must be willing to work as part of a team in a dynamic high quality, client service focussed environment
  • Highly organised, strong interpersonal skills and self-motivated

Additional Information

Link Group’s purpose statement ‘Together we achieve’ reflects how much we value working together: with each other; with our clients; and with third parties, to help everyone achieve success – both personal and professional

We have an ongoing commitment to career progression, training and education as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package that under pins this.  

At Link, you’ll find we support achievement and celebrate success.  So, if you want to be a part of this, click the ‘I’m Interested’ or Apply button…

Please be aware our Leeds office is relocating to brand new offices in Leeds City Centre from January 2020.

Current Leeds office benefits:

  • Parking on site (only for current office location)
  • Subsidised canteen serving breakfast and lunch
  • Subsidised high street coffee shops on site
  • Free shuttle service from Leeds Bus Station and Leeds Train Station twice an hour from 6AM to 11PM
  • Free office fruit baskets delivered twice per week
  • Within walking distance of the White Rose Shopping Centre
  • Easy access to M62, M621 and a 5 minute drive to Leeds City Centre
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