Finance & Office Manager

Chiltern Recruitment
High Wycombe
11 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a full time, permanent position.

Our client, a fast growing UK company, is looking for a Finance & Office Manager to be predominantly involved in all aspects of managing the finance and contracts team. You must have a wealth of experience in managing a team as you will be responsible for 12 members of staff.

Duties of the role will include:

* Maintaining accruals/pre-payment schedules

* Balance sheet reconciliations

* Overseeing financial department employees, including credit control, purchase ledger and contracts

* Reviewing financial data and preparing monthly/annual reports

* Weekly credit control review, including any customer queries

* Liaising with management accountants in preparation of year end accounts

* Establishing and maintaining financial policies and procedures

* Co-ordinating and minute monthly team meetings

* Ad hoc duties and office management

* Maintaining strong relationships with customers and suppliers

* Query chasing and resolution

* Reviewing systems and processes and making improvements where necessary

* Monitoring day-to-day financial operations within the company

* Tracking the company’s financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement

* Providing insightful information and expectations to senior managers to aid in long term and short term decision making

* Keeping high levels of morale in all 3 departments

* Being responsible for setting and maintaining high standards in servicing the needs of the business

* Setting daily and weekly KPIs for the roles in the departments, following up with any staff members who are struggling to achieve the desired levels of performance

* Ensuring cover for holidays/illness

* Playing a full role in training, coaching and motivating staff

* Dealing with poor performance and performance managing as needed

Special Requirements:

* Excellent communication skills (at all levels) effectively in writing, on a one-to-one basis and by phone with a range of people, including internal/external customers, managers and directors

* Ability to manage own workload effectively/efficiently, working to strict deadlines and staying calm when handling high levels of pressure

* Ability to independently problem solve plus handle critical decision-making

* Self-disciplined/efficient/flexible/proactive/reliable/approachable

* Strong attention to detail

* Excellent Excel/Microsoft office skills plus knowledge of SAGE 200 (an advantage)

* Answering all telephone queries in a professional/informative manner

* Experience of managing staff for more than 5 years, covering a wide range of good to bad performers

* Ability to operate at both strategic/operational levels

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