Manager, Finance & Accounting

Vantage Data Centers
Newport, Newport, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
15 Jan 2022
13 Feb 2022
Job role
Experience level

Vantage is committed to being a workplace of inclusion, equity, respect and acceptance. We celebrate diversity and intentionally seek out opportunities to learn from one another's experience.

Vantage Data Centers powers, cools, protects, and connects the technology of the world's well-known hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises. Developing and operating across six markets in North America and six markets in Europe, Vantage has evolved data center design in innovative ways to deliver dramatic gains in reliability, efficiency and sustainability in flexible environments that can scale as quickly as the market demands. Vantage's business is growing exponentially, through a combination of greenfield market expansion and acquisitions across North America and Europe.

Position Overview

This role will work with the wider Finance team to ensure financial reporting accuracy and contribute to an effective internal control environment. The Manager, Finance & Accounting plays a critical role in ensuring the company's finance, accounting, and payroll functions are properly managed, and that all internal and external reporting requirements are met on a timely basis. The role will support broad company initiatives and interact with key internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Job Functions
  • Accurate and timely production of monthly management accounts including P&L, balance sheet, cashflow statement and analysis against budget
  • Manage all purchase ledger, sales ledger and general ledger functions
  • Ensure the Finance Department is compliant with the Company's operating rules, policies and procedures

  • Maintenance of the general ledger, including month end journals and reconciliations. Maintenance of fixed asset registers and depreciation
  • Weekly cash book reconciliations, ensuring any discrepancies resolved
  • Maintain lease database and ensure sales invoices are raised in a timely manner
  • Processing and payment of monthly employee expense claims, and processing of company credit card statements
  • Production of VAT and other tax returns, and submission to the tax authority or provide accurate information in a timely manner so fiduciaries can prepare submissions. Review submissions and resolve any queries.
  • Assistance with Corporation Tax (incl. Capital Allowances) computations, and liaison with company's Corporation Tax advisor
  • Lead, develop and motivate all direct reports. Identify training requirements and mentor team members
  • Monitor cash balances and ensure immediate funding requests are submitted on a timely basis
  • Authorise weekly payment runs. Regularly review creditors ledger to ensure all queries resolved and invoices paid within payment terms
  • Monitor and analyze results against budgets and explain variances to support production of the monthly consolidated management accounts and identify risks
  • Build key relationships with the senior stakeholders and the wider commercial teams
  • Support the operational and commercial teams providing key insight to improve on performance
  • Ensure the Finance function is equipped with adequate and suitably qualified resources to ensure compliance with relevant corporate regulatory requirements
  • Support the preparation/ production of the Company's monthly payroll processes
  • Assist with the company's annual accounts preparation and audit processes with external providers
  • Support the maintenance of an appropriate internal financial controls and risk management processes
  • Provide financial information required to secure debt facilities. Prepare quarterly covenant calculations
  • Work with the FP&A team to support budgeting, forecasting and cashflow requirements
  • Ensure PR/PO's are correctly authorised.
  • Work with the operational teams to ensure spend is controlled
  • Support the business with adhoc requests for data, insights, financial planning and analysis
  • Ensure the Company's internal financial control systems, processes and policies are complied with by all parts of the Company's operations, including supply chain management, purchasing controls, payment authorizations

Job Requirements
  • Degree in Finance or professional qualification, strongly preferred
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail, strongly preferred
  • Experience of working in a Data Center or Critical Infrastructure environment, preferred but not essential
  • Experience in dealing with customer issues and problem solve
  • Able to plan, organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to communicate internally with team members as well as externally with vendors and other service providers.
  • Fluency in English essential. Fluency in other languages relevant to the region being managed an advantage.
  • Assertive and confident with a high level of personal and professional credibility
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills with the ability to manage conflicting priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Assertive and confident and able to quickly build a high level of personal and professional credibility within the business and customer base
  • Ability to lead and engage people in a fast-changing environment to achieve results through others
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, influencing and negotiating at the most senior levels
  • Work effectively in collaboration cross-functionally to achieve shared goals and deliver business objectives
  • Confident decision maker, even with incomplete or limited information
  • Travel is expected to be less than 5%, occasionally for training purposes
  • Potential employees must complete a background check successfully

We operate with No Ego and No Arrogance. We work to build each other up and support one another, appreciating each other's strengths and respecting each other's weaknesses. We find joy in our work and each other, actively seeking opportunities to inject fun into what we do. Our hard and efficient work is rewarded with an above market total compensation package. We offer a comprehensive suite of health and welfare, retirement, and paid leave benefits exceeding local expectations.

Safety and security always matter. During COVID, all positions that can work remotely have been, and appropriate steps have been taken to ensure the safety of employees in any position essential to be on site. Regardless of where you are working, technology to work effectively is provided on or in advance of your first day of employment.

Throughout the year, the advantage of being part of the Vantage team is evident with an array of benefits, recognition, training and development, and the knowledge that your contribution adds value to the company and our community.

Don't meet all the requirements? Please still apply if you think you are the right person for the position. We are always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.

Vantage Data Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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