Finance Manager

South East London & Kent
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
A new opportunity has arisen for a Finance Manager / Company Accountant to join a well established family run retail business in the sought after Royal Tunbridge Wells area of Kent.

The company has 9 Retail outlets and employs over 300 staff, with strong plans for further development.

The role will manage 3 full time members of staff and 4 part-time. This will be the lead finance position and you will have full involvement in all board meetings. 

You will also receive a generous benefit package such as, up to 10% pension, private medical, 50% off in their stores. 

Production of Company Accounts – Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly

- Weekly profit statement- green report
- Quarterly Coffee Shop Accounts
- organisation of Annual Stocktakes in all stores
- calculation of Stocktaking Results for all departments and in every Store
- production of Half Yearly Accounts in October and April
- production of Full Yearly Accounts in April
- production of P35 and CT61 Returns
- production of half yearly store budgets

Overseeing Management of Accounts Department
- management of accounts staff – recruitment, appraisals, holidays etc.
- control of Bought Ledger – product supplies and expense invoices
- liaison with Retail Accounts over system and controls
- control of BACS payments
- liaison and instructions to Invoice Checking Department
- control/increase of settlement discounts
- cheque payments control
- expenses allocation and control
- correct allocation to cost centres
- production of Sales and Stock Reports – Weekly, Cumulative
- production of one off information
- control of Bank reconciliation
- VAT returns
- ONS returns - monthly, quarterly
- Corporation Tax payments - agree with external Accountants

Production of Monthly/Annual Cash Flow Projections
- management of payments out

Overseeing Management of Company Payroll and Personnel Record
- control of IRIS system
- control of information coming from stores
- correct payments to all staff
- correct payment of PAYE
- Issue P11D’s
- Control of personnel records and Percy Budget reports
- managing of Directors Loan Accounts
- payment of annual dividends
- control of Peoples Pension
- management of Company Pension for senior staff
- personal mileage claims
- control of Personal Expense claim forms
- control and payment of all Commissions and Bonuses - inc letters

Management of Company’s Financial Arrangements
- control of Company banking arrangements and terms (Barclays)
- obtaining overdrafts if appropriate
- control and negotiation of credit and arrangements
- PDQ terminals etc.
- control of Company Credit Cards
- control of Security Metrics with EPOS system debit/credit cards

Management of Other Company Services
- Insurances – annual review with brokers
- Healthcare for senior staff
- Life cover for senior staff
- Company Vans
- Company Telephones
- Business Rates – negotiations with G L Hearn / CVS
- Any other company maintenance or service arrangements
- Management of concession arrangements including Coffee Shops

IT Link

- Layaway Reports
- General liaison with IT manager
- Support for IT systems (absences, holidays)
- Control of correct data from EPOS system (POS Logistics)

Control of Cash and Stock Receipt Systems in Stores
- control of stores banking, cash handling systems (Retail Accounts)
- control of Goods Receipt and Delivery note passing

Store Security and Cash Audit
- set weekly stock count schedule for EPOS counts
- circulation and comment on poor results

Liaison with Auditors for their Annual Audit

Company Secretary
- filing of company annual returns

The ideal candidate will be ACCA / CIMA Qualified with Retail, Wholesale or Manufacturing experience to ensure a detailed knowledge of Stock Accounting, however this is not essential.

Other Industry sectors and those who are qualified by Experience (QBE) will be considered

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