Group Finance Manager

Remote - Warrington, England, United Kingdom

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UK Based: At Blue Prism we’re going through an exciting period of growth. Following an internal move by the previous holder, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Group Finance Manager to join the Finance team. Given the fast-paced nature and variety of the Finance department, there will never be a dull moment in the role.

You must possess strong communication skills and be an ambitious and hard-working individual looking for your next challenge. This role will suit a proactive individual that has the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

About Blue Prism

Blue Prism is an international publicly listed tech unicorn software company headquartered in the UK, with global offices. It is undergoing rapid expansion and is the market leader in the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) globally.

Since its listing on the London Stock Exchange AIM market in early 2016, it has enjoyed tenfold revenue growth, with customer base, employee headcount and other business metrics also growing at an exciting rate. The confidence of the market has allowed the Group to raise a further £240m in new share placings, £100m of which in April 2020, and it currently has a market capitalisation of c.£1bn (June 21).

The Group has regional subsidiaries in 16 countries covering EMEA, Americas & APAC, and has opened new offices in the last twelve months in Russia, Sweden, South Africa, China, and Spain. In 2019 it made its first acquisition, a SaaS group, now integrated as Blue Prism Cloud.

Blue Prism operates an indirect sales model, meaning that most deals are transacted through reseller partners, who range from global Systems Integrators such as Accenture, Deloitte, EY and IBM down to smaller, geographically specific, advisory and implementation partners.

About Robotic Process Automation

As the pioneer, innovator and market leader in RPA, Blue Prism delivers the world’s most successful Digital Workforce. The company’s software robots automate transactions and improve operational efficiencies while meeting the requirements of the most demanding IT environments, where security, compliance and scalability are paramount. Blue Prism provides a scalable and robust execution platform for best-of-breed AI and cognitive technologies and has emerged as the trusted and secure RPA platform of choice for the Fortune 500.

Your Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Management of Group Finance function, including two direct reports
  • Ownership of the Group year end and interim financial statements, and assistance with preparing SEC reporting (10-K, 10-Q returns)
  • Key point of contact for external auditors, including involvement in planning, ensuring audit requests are provided and keeping track of any issues
  • Ownership of local subsidiary financial statements and filing requirements
  • Researching technical queries and preparing accounting papers for the Audit Committee, Board and Senior Management
  • Ownership of month end accounts process, including consolidation, preparation of Board packs and monthly variance analysis for actual results against budget and forecast
  • Maintaining and reviewing the accuracy and integrity of accounting records, including reviews of the Group’s revenue recognition process at consolidated level
  • Review of certain balance sheet reconciliations
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with staff internally and with external suppliers, such as in country accounting and tax suppliers and banks
  • Implementing new processes and improving current procedures to support development of our control environment
  • Responding to ad-hoc queries from the CFO and wider Board

Requirements

Your Experience

  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work to deadlines, manage ones’ own time and work independently
  • Strong team management skills and ability to delegate and coordinate effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of operating in a tight control environment
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and implementing new ways of doing things
  • ACA/ACCA qualified · Have a good working knowledge of Excel and other tools
  • Experience of Group accounts and dealing with multiple subsidiary companies
  • Experience with preparation/audit of statutory accounts under IFRS

Desirable but not a prerequisite:

  • Experience of US GAAP, PCAOB auditing standards and SEC reporting
  • Have experience of overseas subsidiaries
  • Have worked within the software or technology sector
  • NetSuite experienc

Benefits

  • Company pension scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private medical scheme
  • Employee share scheme
  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working hours

No one candidate will be a 100% perfect match to our description, so if you thrive in an intellectually-charged environment and have similar experience to what we are looking for, we encourage you to apply.

Blue Prism Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Blue Prism is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Blue Prism via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Blue Prism. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Blue Prism as a result of the referral or through other means.

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