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Finance Manager (PT)

The Finance Manager will be responsible for a broad range for finance and accounting activities for two of the MacDonald companies. They will work closely with the UK team to ensure timely and accurate customer invoicing, provide management with financial reports and insights, and deliver financial analysis, metrics, budgets and forecasts to the Australia-based Group CFO.


Financial Reporting & Analysis

  • Delivery of monthly financial reporting pack with appropriate analysis and commentary on business performance.
  • Assist with the preparation of annual budgets and reforecasts.
  • Assist with the calculation and reporting of agreed metrics.
  • Ad hoc analysis as required.

Cash Management

  • Manage local treasury function, including cash reporting, oversight of bank administration and Petty Cash
  • Manage payments schedule to ensure cash collections and vendors bills are collected / paid in line with payment terms
  • Manage month-end close process ensuring all balance sheet accounts are fully reconciled and supported by appropriate working papers.
  • Identify opportunities and make recommendations to improve controls and simplify processes to minimise risk and allow the business to operate at pace.
  • Preparation of information for annual audit.
  • Compiling information for annual income tax returns.
  • Maintain vendor and supplier lists ensuring Quality accreditation requirements are met, and ensure payments are made according to contracts.

Transactional activities, including:

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accurate and timely invoicing of customers and collection of outstanding debtors.
  • Accounts Payable & Expense Management
  • Accurate and timely payment of vendor bills, ensuring correct coding and appropriate approvals are in place.
  • Accurate and timely payment of employee expenses. Make recommendations to automate and simplify process where appropriate.

Bids and Tenders

  • Support Cost Engineering and Operational Team in the production of Bids and Tenders

Tax Compliance

  • Ensure VAT returns, PAYE, National Insurance and other tax reporting obligations are completed accurately and on time.


  • Implementation of invoicing and resource management system, leveraging learnings from the Australian business
  • Support the management team and Group CFO with ad hoc projects and analysis as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Professional accounting designation (ACA, CIMA etc) or equivalent experience
  • Experience of working with public sector framework contracts and construction project accounting would be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience using Xero accounting software desirable.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Precise, accurate, high attention to detail
  • Hands-on approach
  • Self-motivated, and demonstrates initiative
  • Team player who enjoys collaborating with others but has confidence to make decisions autonomously when required

In return Benchmark Estimating offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive salary, annual performance-based pay reviews and company stakeholder’s pension scheme.  Only applicants eligible to live and work in the UK will be considered.

Please send your CV and covering letter and any other supporting materials to:

Benchmark Estimating is a dynamic, growing company with its Head Office based in Manchester, United Kingdom and a regional presence in Glasgow, Scotland.

We are always interested in receiving applications from experienced professionals to join our Cost Engineering, Training, Programming, Sales, Customer Service and Support, Marketing, IT and Administration teams.

We encourage you to submit your résumé for consideration if you are interested in employment with Benchmark Estimating.