Finance Manager
Finance, London
Finance Manager
Finance, London

Who we are:

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You'll be joining the 6th largest IT Service Provider, present in more than 50 countries. From our roots in Japan, NTT DATA's mission is to facilitate business change and technology transformation across many industries for a better future for our business, people and community. Some of the projects we have supported include the digitising of The Open  golf tournament and applying Formula 1 technology to support medical staff at University Hospitals Leicester.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values of 'Clients First', 'Teamwork' and 'Foresight' and we achieve these by putting people first.

We support and celebrate our differences and preferences, these are what makes us unique. Some of our initiatives, collectively known as “DO Diversity”, aim to create a space for us to learn and get involved in building a truly diverse environment. Our Culture & Ethnicity Network gives our colleagues a platform to share their various backgrounds; Our NINGEN programme allows the new generation of NTT DATA employees around the world to connect and shape the future of our organisation and the “City Gives Back” allows us to support our local community that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic...and much more!

What you'll be doing:

The Finance Manager role will be London based reporting to the Senior Finance Manager. The role will be carried out based our “work where it works” policy, giving the flexibility to work from home, with some office working as required. Company policy also allows for periods of working outside UK.

As Finance Manager you will be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA qualified, or an equivalent professional affiliation), and 3 years’ minimum post qualified experience. Prior accountancy practice training would be desirable, but out of industry will also be considered. You will possess strong relationship building skills with staff from multiple finance functions both in the UK, Spain and our Offshore Service Centre in India to ensure timely and accurate information.

NTT Data UK Limited is the UK arm of NTT Data Corporation in Japan, within the EMEAL region sub-group predominantly based in Spain. We have been in the process of merging with our sister operating company in the UK, while changing our back-office IT applications and ERP ecosystem to improve controls and better align with the wider Group. You will be coming in very soon after integration and go-live of the new system and there will be a period of stabilization during the first few months.

The Company has been experiencing strong growth in recent years and is pushing to gain an even larger foothold within the IT consultancy market in the UK through organic growth and acquisition. You will be joining a team that has grown substantially and has undergone a lot of change as we improve systems and optimize our finance function to meet the demands of a growing business.

We are looking for a strong team fit, who is seeking to commit to a role that offers exceptional growth and development potential. This role will require you to be involved in many different aspects of finance including financial reporting, tax, treasury, back-office operational support and technical accounting, while quickly learning and adapting to change. Willingness to take on new responsibilities and develop as a trusted advisor to the business is key to success in the role.

Furthermore, you may have to take on direct reports within your first year, so exposure to team management, including coaching and directing the work of others, alongside good interpersonal skills will be desired.

  • Responsibility of the completion of the statutory financial statements and annual report, including managing the audit process through to sign-off of the financial statements, and group reporting obligations
  • Oversight and support over month-end close activities, including balance sheet review, reviewing journals and key close processes
  • Reviewing of Group reporting obligations, including completion of key reporting schedules
  • Proactive management corporation tax compliance, including quarterly tax calculations, RDEC, tax payments and annual filings, supported by external tax advisors, both in UK and Ireland.
  • Accounting technical support to the business, particularly in relation to IFRS 15 and revenue accounting
  • Supporting our Offshore back-office functions and helping to support smooth operation of their responsibilities with the wider business
  • Review of VAT calculations and returns and supporting resolution of VAT issues
  • Supporting various Treasury and cash management tasks, including steering the cash flow forecasting and reporting process (monthly rolling and annual budget), liquidity management and FX

What you'll need:

  • Strong work ethic – must be comfortable handling multiple projects and workstreams and taking responsibility for their work to a high standard and deadlines
  • Ability to adapt as needed to a changing business and manage uncertainty/ambiguity
  • Excellent attention to detail, efficient and organized
  • Be able to manage tasks with limited supervision
  • Strong organizational, planning and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in dealing with large international groups with diverse cultural/linguistic backgrounds - ideally from a large consultancy or IT Service Provider or Professional Services background.
  • 3+ years post qualified ACA, CA, ACCA or equivalent
  • Trained in practice desirable but not essential
  • IFRS trained and experience of reporting accounts on an IFRS basis
  • Strong fundamental accounting skills
  • Ability to manage end to end preparation of statutory accounts and the audit process
  • Experience of working with corporation tax compliance and VAT (or sales tax equivalents)
  • Strong Excel / financial analytical skills including the ability to provide clear, meaningful commentary
  • Exposure to team management or supporting junior staff

...and finally:

We offer a range of benefits that support your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing and our Learning and Development team ensure that there are continuous growth and development opportunities for our staff across NTT DATA UK&I. We are also proud to share that we have a range of Inclusion Networks such as: the Women’s Business Network, Cultural and Ethnicity Network, LGBTQ+ & Allies Network, Neurodiversity Network and the Parent Network.

NTT DATA UK&I is an equal opportunities employer. We believe in the fair treatment of all our employees and commit to promoting equity and diversity in our employment practices. We are also a Disability Confident Committed Employer - we want to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application and interview process, if you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know and we look forward to hearing from you.

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Rajul Modi
Chief Financial Officer

Raj is a CFO with significant commercial and business partnering experience gained within Technology and Professional Services companies. Raj has supported a variety of businesses - small/medium sized subsidiaries (£10m-£100m) of large organisations and large business units (revenues up to £700m). Managed Finance teams of up to 50 across multiple countries. Significant commercial experience in terms of reviewing contracts, supporting bid teams, leading negotiations with customers and suppliers.

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“Upon joining the NTT DATA UK family, you will experience a culturally diverse organisation living our values of Clients First, Teamwork and Foresight as we partner with our customers every day.

At NTT DATA UK, we are proud to support and invest in our people. We offer a variety of rewarding career paths and opportunities to develop professionally - with access to cutting edge innovation.”

Fernando Apezteguia, CEO, NTT DATA UK

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