• Senior Finance Manager – Strategy and M&A

    Posted Date 1 week ago(09/07/2018 17:20)
    Job ID
    United Kingdom
    Seniority Level
    Mid-Senior level
    Job Function
    Permanent Full-Time
    Estimated Travel Required
    0 - 10%
  • Company Overview

    Come and work with us the “TT Way” which means we do the right thing, bring out the best in each other, achieve more together, champion expertise and get the job done…well! With approximately 4100 colleagues we operate from 21 locations around the world. Building the expertise of our people is critical to the future success of our organisation.


    TT Electronics is a global provider of engineered electronics. We collaborate with customers in the transportation, industrial, medical, and aerospace and defence markets, providing them with engineering expertise and support through a global network of specialists and world class facilities. As a responsible employer we encourage all our people to “give something back” by supporting the local communities in which we operate.


    Our office in Woking is the head office, conveniently located in Woking’s town centre. It’s a 3 minutes’ walk to the train station from where only 30 minutes to central London. Although we are a small office with around 30 people, we see many of our colleagues from across TT when they visit for meetings. Most of the roles in head office are Group roles with an international focus, supporting the TT facilities around the world or working with our stakeholders.

    Role Overview and Responsibilities

    The purpose of the role is to support the Group financial Strategic Planning process and lead the financial aspects of the Group’s acquisition and disposal programme.  The role reports to the Group Director of Financial Control.


    Key Responsibilities


    • Assist in the preparation of the TT Group’s financial Five Year Strategic Plan
    • Establish a consistent set of financial assumptions for use in the preparation of the Group’s financial plan.
    • Ensure the divisional financial plans are appropriately ambitious and incorporate the benefits of planned strategic improvement actions.
    • Using the consolidated financial five year plan prepare presentation material for use by the CEO/CFO to present to the Board.
    • Prepare ad hoc financial assessments in support of the strategic objectives of the Group. e.g. comparative costs by site, optimal manufacturing footprint assessments, benchmarking with competitors etc.
    • Assist in the identification of acquisition targets for the Group ensuring early stage financial assessments are completed on each of them.
    • Maintain networks and relationships with advisors to ensure the Group is informed of parties with whom the Group could work with on its M,A & D objectives.
    • For confirmed target acquisitions lead the financial due diligence programme.
    • Using the findings of the financial due diligence programme take the lead on drafting financial warranties in the Sale & Purchase Agreement (SPA)
    • Lead the preparation of the other financial elements (working capital and net debt adjustment, Earn out etc) of the SPA
    • Prepare the financial integration plan for acquired businesses and liaise with the relevant divisional management team on ensuring they are implemented.
    • Manage the financial aspects of any Transition Services Agreement.
    • Complete post-acquisition lessons learnt assessments.
    • Lead the financial workstream associated with any divestments by the Group including establishing and managing the financial aspects of Virtual Data Rooms (VDRs) and the financial input into the SPAs.
    • Define and manage the financial aspects of any Transition Services Agreement.

    Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

    Core Requirements

    • Qualified accountant (preferably ACA) with three to five years' experience of working on M&A transactions.
    • Experience of corporate acquisition and disposal activity, including due diligence and development of SPAs.
    • Preferably with experience of the strategic planning process in a large, multinational manufacturing environment.
    • Flexible individual who can deal with an informal and fluid working environment
    • Pragmatic and innovative, able to deal with conflicting demands for their time
    • Dedicated and hard working with the drive and resilience needed to overcome obstacles and succeed.
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Able to interactive effectively with the different levels in the organisation from entity level management teams up to the Board
    • Possesses high levels of professional integrity, honesty and personal credibility: does the right thing


    Desireable Skills and Experience 

    • Educated to degree level, and qualified accountant
    • Team player, receptive to ideas. Shares information and keeps key stakeholders informed
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
    • Motivated to get things done and strives to exceed expectations
    • Experience of working in the corporate M&A space.


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