Finance Manager – Ref 10762

Position: Finance Manager

Reference: 10762

Salary: £45,000 – £50,000 p.a. (FTE- Full Time Equivalent)

Are you looking for a Finance Manager position? If so, our client, a thriving, growing business, is going through exciting times and is looking for an experienced Finance Manager to manage the finance function and assist in delivering the strategy to enable the business to achieve its full potential.

Job Purpose:

As Finance Manager, this excellent opportunity allows you to support the Managing Director and Finance Director for a growing SME. You will be responsible for the bookkeeping and day-to-day management of the finance function. Working closely with the other finance team members and office-based staff to ensure high service levels to internal and external stakeholders and appropriate levels of confidentiality and security.

Key Responsibilities as Finance Manager:

Financial Management:

  • Prepare monthly management accounts, including Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, and detailed analysis with full reconciliations;
  • Provide Sales and Margin analysis, dashboard reporting, and KPI reporting;
  • Manage day-to-day cash flow;
  • Analyse manufacturing costs and develop systems for variance analysis;
  • Challenging the norm and implementing and maintaining high-quality financial controls are in place, as well as standardising procedures across the business;
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and provide financial information to support decision-making;
  • Being the point of contact with the tax authorities and preparing and submitting quarterly VAT returns and Intrastat returns;
  • Liaise with third-party suppliers and the bank on day-to-day issues and resolve customer and supplier issues.

Provide Operational Support to finance and sales administration:

  • Process sales and purchase invoices, including foreign currency invoices;
  • Perform bank reconciliations, including foreign currency bank reconciliations, including eBay, PayPal, & Amazon reconciliations;
  • Post daily cash receipts and payments;
  • Manage credit control;
  • Prepare supplier payment runs and reconcile supplier statements;
  • Maintain the fixed asset register;
  • Prepare and post monthly accruals & prepayments;
  • Posting the payroll processed by the external payroll bureau and making payroll payments;
  • Reconcile company credit card statements.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required by the company.

Experience and skills required:

  • Qualified accountant (AAT or ACMA/ACCA).
  • Experience in a hands-on finance role in an SME environment.
  • Strong operational exposure in manufacturing.
  • Proficient in accounting software, Microsoft Excel, and Word.
  • Multi-currency cash management experience.
  • Strong drive to ensure there is continuous improvement and getting things done.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Team player with a proactive approach.

In Return:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Salary: £45,000 – £50,000 p.a. (FTE- Full Time Equivalent)
  • Hours: 8.30 – 5.00 Monday – Friday (would consider 4 days/week)
  • Holidays: 23 days plus statutory pro rata – rising to 25 days after 5 years’ service
  • Opportunity to work in a collaborative and supportive environment.
  • Professional development and growth opportunities.

Join the Team:

We want to hear from you if you are a proactive Finance Manager passionate about driving continuous improvement. Apply now by submitting your CV.

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