• Senior Finance Manager – Strategy and M&A

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    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’s acquisition and disposal programme and to lead change projects in the Group’s finance function.

    The role reports to the Group Director of Financial Control.


    Key Responsibilities


    • Assist as required by the Corporate Development team in the early stage evaluation of acquisition targets.

    • Take responsibility for preparing the financial model used to assess acquisition targets and from which the financial elements of Board papers will be prepared.

    • 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 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 VDRs and the financial input into the SPAs.

    • Define and manage the financial aspects of any Transition Services Agreement.

    • Project manage the delivery of change projects in the Group’s finance function.

    • Ensure the Group’s financial control framework is maintained and rolled out to any newly acquired businesses.

    • Lead the project to ensure the finance function is appropriately equipped with lean practitioners such that there is a continuous programme of process review and improvement in place in the Group’s finance teams. Ensure that that programme is planned and conducted in a timely manner.

    • Lead the project to ensure that Finance Directors in each of the Group’s businesses identify priority areas to generate Shareholder value and that actions are in place to support this.

    • Lead the project for ensuring that Finance team members have the appropriate skills and training to perform their role as business partners to the Group’s general managers and their non-finance functional leads.

    • Ensure that financial report contents are appropriate, consistent and accurate such that they support the Finance team in their role of partnering with the business.

    Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

    Core Requirements

    • Preferably ACA Big 4 trained
    • Qualified accountant with at least three 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 operating in industry and able to understand the key element of finance business partnering. 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, qualified accountant, preferably Big 4 trained.

    • 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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