Finance Manager

  • Job title: Finance Manager
  • Contract: Full-time
  • Hours: 38.75 hours per week
  • Reference ID: ADAdmin004

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated Finance Manager to oversee our Accounts department. The individual will ensure that our processes run smoothly and efficiently delivering high quality financial management and drive the operational and commercial performance of the business.

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What we are looking for

We are looking for an individual with a minimum of 5 years’ SME experience in a senior accounting role and experience of Xero is essential. This is a hands-on leadership role, working closely with a team of 2 based predominantly at our head office in Trafford, Manchester. It’s a varied and exciting role for an individual with a passion for improvement and personal growth, in a company that rewards hard work and success.

You will have strong commercial awareness and can lead by example, displaying strong interpersonal, coaching skills, IT and problem-solving skills – all while driving improvement and the use of technology in our business.

This role will suit a qualified or part qualified Accountant (AAT / ACCA/ CIMA / ACA).

Reporting to our Directors, you will head up and take overall control for our Accounts function – as a senior team member, you will be responsible for providing critical financial, operational and commercial support to the Directors and Board.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure completion of timely monthly management accounts, P&L, BS, cashflow, providing budget & variance analysis.
  • Provide leadership & support for the current finance team, with a hands-on approach to maintaining day to day efficiencies.
  • Undertake BS reconciliations and GL postings.
  • Manage cashflow and resources effectively.
  • Maintain a 13wk rolling cash flow forecast.
  • Manage strategic forward purchasing of foreign currencies.
  • Oversee management of invoice finance arrangement with RBS.
  • Run monthly payroll, prepare annual P60s, P11Ds and other ad hoc reporting.
  • Prepare and file quarterly VAT returns.
  • Take the lead on R&D claims.
  • Coordinate and lead on the annual audit process and year end routines.
  • Support the Sales Team with financial analysis to maximise the commercial prospects for the company.
  • Improve current financial processes and systems ensuring compliance with financial and tax regulations.

General responsibilities

  • Improve Gross Profit through cost savings, efficiencies, process and project management efficiencies.
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.
  • Collaborate and build relationship with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maximise performance of the team through positive and effective leadership, combined with support and coaching.
  • Form and maintain a culture where individual/team development is encouraged and service standards constantly reviewed and improved upon.
  • Support Directors in executing agreed company strategy.
  • Undertake ad-hoc and special projects where required.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years’ SME experience in a senior accounting role.
  • Strong Excel skills and high degree of IT competency essential.
  • Experience of the Xero package is essential.
  • Knowledge of sourcing and producing products from UK, China, worldwide preferred.
  • Experience of managing multi-currency transactions and foreign exchange platforms would be an advantage.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organisational skills with ability to prioritise and project manage.
  • Positive, proactive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Ability to manage and get the best out of a team.
  • High level of interpersonal and coaching skills – we are a people centred organisation.
  • You must be professional, thorough and show high levels of detail.
  • Willing to commit to the hard work and time required to make the role a success.

What we are offering

  • Attractive remuneration package.
  • 33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays.
  • Pension contributions.
  • Membership to Westfield Health & Rewards scheme (children under 16 also covered).
  • Fantastic central location, office and local amenities.
  • On-site gym, bicycle, shower and changing facilities.
  • Onsite car parking space.
  • Opportunity to progress personally.
  • Opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping strategy and future growth of the business.

Think this could be you?

We’d love to hear from you – use the form below to send your cover letter and CV to us.

Sounds like you? Let’s talk!

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