Finance Manager in London




My client is a mid-size Main Contractor who specialises within the super prime residential sector. Established in 2012 this contractor has established itself as one of the main players within the super prime world, with much of their work coming through from repeat clients and recommendations. The business aims to continue growing and to hit their business goal “to be the Main Contractor of choice for super-prime residential projects in London, recognised for delivering quality and innovation on challenging projects.“


The Role 

As the Finance Manager, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the financial operations and ensuring the fiscal health of our organisation. This position offers an exciting opportunity to lead and manage the payroll and finance functions, contributing to the strategic direction and financial stability of our super-prime residential projects.

Key Responsiblities

1. Financial Operations Management:

  • Lead and manage all financial operations, overseeing payroll processing, expense management, accounts receivable, and financial reporting.
  • Ensure accuracy, compliance, and efficiency across financial functions to support organizational objectives.

2. Payroll Processing and Compliance:

  • Ensure accurate and timely payroll processing for employees and subcontractors, including tax calculations, pension contributions, and compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Collaborate with HR to maintain payroll records and address employee inquiries related to payroll matters.

3. Expense Control and Approval:

  • Oversee the review and approval of expense claims, reconciliations, and allocations, maintaining accuracy and compliance with company policies.
  • Implement controls to monitor and mitigate risks associated with expense management processes.

4. Accounts Management and Reconciliation:

  • Manage journal allocations, subcontractor invoices, and payments, conducting bank reconciliations and issuing accounts receivable as needed.
  • Reconcile accounts, including the cashbook, to ensure accuracy and integrity of financial data

5. Financial Reporting and Analysis:

  • Prepare comprehensive financial reports and summaries, including monthly management accounts and annual statutory accounts, to provide insights for decision-making processes.
  • Analyse financial data to identify trends, variances, and opportunities for improvement, supporting strategic planning initiatives.

6. Regulatory Compliance and External Communication:

  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and standards, including liaising with external agencies such as HMRC and regulatory bodies.
  • Communicate effectively with external stakeholders, including the external Accountancy Firm, to address financial matters and regulatory requirements

7. Project Finance Oversight:

  • Manage project finance, including monitoring progress and cash flows, and ensuring alignment with project budgets and financial goals.
  • Provide regular updates to the leadership team on project financial performance and contribute to strategic decision-making.

8. Process Improvement and System Enhancement:

  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiency enhancements in financial operations, including the upgrade of the current accounting system to accommodate business growth.
  • Implement best practices and technologies to optimize workflows and enhance financial management processes

9. Professional Development and Leadership:

  • Stay updated on industry trends, regulatory changes, and emerging technologies in finance and accounting, continuously enhancing skills and knowledge.
  • Lead and motivate finance teams, fostering a culture of excellence, accountability, and collaboration to achieve organizational goals

10. Audit Preparation and Compliance Assurance:

  • Prepare for annual statutory audits, including the compilation of necessary documentation and addressing audit queries to ensure compliance and accuracy in financial reporting.
  • Implement internal controls and processes to mitigate risks and ensure adherence to audit standards and regulatory requirements

Skills & Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, or related field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Proven experience in financial management, preferably in the construction or real estate industry
  • Strong understanding of budgeting, financial analysis, and forecasting techniques
  • Excellent knowledge of financial regulations and compliance standards
  • Proficiency in financial software and Microsoft Office suite
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to liaise with diverse stakeholders
  • Detail-oriented mindset with a focus on accuracy and precision
  • Proactive approach to identifying and addressing financial challenges



Company Benefits

  • Salary expectations £50,000 – £65,000
  • 23 Days Holidays
  • Birthday Leave – 1 day additional leave to be taken to celebrate your birthday.
  • Length of Service Leave – You will receive 1 day holiday on top of your entitlement for every year that you have worked. (Maximum of 5 additional days)
  • Company events and parties.
  • Private Health Care
  • GymPass (Silver Plan Subsidised)
  • NEST Pension scheme – contribution of 3%.


About this Recruiter

Ellis Abbott

A bit about me

I have worked at Cityscape Recruitment for the past two years, joining the team from a high-level sporting background. I have recently been promoted from Trainee Consultant to Recruitment Consultant and specialise in the Main Contracting sector. The type of roles I usually recruit for are Commercial, Operational and Design. Outside recruitment, I enjoy playing golf and going to the gym. I am also a huge Leeds United fan and will watch as many games as possible.
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Cityscape Recruitment is not like any other construction recruitment agency. Our business does not have a sales-driven environment, instead, we reward quality over quantity.

We use our specialist industry knowledge to help introduce and guide construction professionals into companies that best suit their desired career aspirations and personal goals. From Quantity Surveyors to Site Managers to Civil Engineers, we work to the same objective of helping to enhance their careers.

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Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape.

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Construction Recruitment FAQs

Here are answers to some questions that you may have.

At Cityscape Recruitment we have teams of consultants who find opportunities for construction professionals in the following sectors:

  • Main Contractor – Build
  • Fit Out and Refurbishment
  • Residential Development
  • Specialist Contract
  • Civil Engineering
  • Consultancy

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Our Residential Development team recruits for the very broad range of roles available in the Construction and Civil Engineering industries. From Quantity Surveyor to Technical Coordinator to Project Manager.

They can also recruit for the complete range of seniorities within these specialist areas. From Graduate roles, up to Heads of Departments and Managing Directors

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Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape. 

Some of our key clients are Statom Group, 8Build, AJ Morrisroe and Sons, VolkerFitzpatrick, Troy Group and Bellway Homes. 

Whatever your career aspirations may be, we will have the opportunities and the industry knowledge to share with you.

Our office is in Rickmansworth, West Hertfordshire. We are, therefore, best placed to provide recruitment services for London, the Home Counties, and the Southern Region of the country. However, we can and do recruit for the whole of the UK and have made many successful placements for construction professionals in the Midlands and the North and West regions of the country. 

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We take extraordinary care in matching professionals to an opportunity – one that will help enhance their careers and a clients’ team. We therefore also use this meeting to empower you in your career. Using our extensive knowledge of the construction industry, we would provide in-depth overviews of businesses, projects and available roles, and guidance on where your strengths will add the most value and career potential. 

After this meeting, the consultant will speak to a number of their clients about you and your CV. Who they speak to can be either jointly agreed upon or you can trust the judgement and expertise of the consultant to contact clients they feel are the best fit for your experience and goals.

If any clients are interested in meeting with you, the consultant will manage the interview process, coaching you before any interviews if required. (Further guidance can be found here.)

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