Finance Manager

High Wycombe
£55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
04 Feb 2017
04 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Qualified Finance Manager Opportunity for a Fast Growing Business in High Wycombe

Your new company
I am looking to recruit a diligent and consistently high performing professional to lead a finance team of 3. This is an exciting time to join a customer-centric and fast-paced business and would offer the successful candidate the opportunity to take ownership of all aspects of Financial Accounting within a growing and successful business.

Your new role
The job holder will take prime responsibility for all financial accounting ledgers, all aspects of balance sheet control, monthly group reporting & team development.

  • Ownership of the Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet for the business
  • Ensure the smooth operation and best practice processes for centralised AP, AR, Cash and Banking
  • Ownership and first review of balance sheet account & monthly reconciliations
  • Produce accurate financial reports to specific deadlines e.g. production of management accounting packs
  • Report to Group via Cognos
  • Manage input & output tax (VAT)
  • Co-ordinate, monitor and interpret detailed cash flow reports for the European region, ensuring that Corporate Treasury policy is followed and future trends predicted;
  • Develop strong working relationships with stakeholders e.g. auditors, budget holders, solicitors, bankers and statutory organisations such as the Inland Revenue
  • Preparation of annual R&D Tax Claims
  • Ensure team compliance to all internal policies and controls
  • Responsible for timely and accurate local audits and statutory filings
  • Key contributor for Finance system improvements and implementations
  • Business Planning
  • Keep abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation and ensure function always remains compliant
  • Lead, encourage, train and support the Finance team in order for them to meet and exceed their objectives
  • Manage individual and team performance to inspire trust and build engagement and productivity
  • Key involvement in the annual budget process
  • Review and analyse the monthly result with non-finance Managers

What you'll need to succeed

The successful candidate will be a proactive, self-motivated individual who enjoys problem solving. The candidate will be customer focused with an acute awareness of the impact of the work being undertaken. The candidate will be confident communicating with others in both written and verbal form and will portray a highly professional, competent and approachable persona. The candidate will be persistent, consistent, patient, diplomatic and with a friendly approach. A keen eye for detail is essential.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications, competencies and traits:

  • Accounting qualification- ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • Practical and recent hands-on experience of all aspects of the month end accounting and planning processes
  • Improving processes and controls
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • CaseWare software skills - preferable
  • Organisational skills
  • The ability to work to deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication/ persuasion skills at different levels within a business
  • Demonstrable leadership, coaching and mentoring skills
  • Planning, organisation and project management skills
  • Adaptable, yet enjoys working in a structured environment
  • Proven prior managerial experience

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Private medical insurance (up to family cover)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life cover at 4x annual salary
  • Free car parking and attractive offices

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