Finance Manager

Jenrick Commercial
Swindon, UK
20 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Manager, Up to £65,000 + Good Benefits, Swindon based, Lovely Technology Company

The Role

The Finance Manager will be the primary source of financial support to the business, being responsible for the production of accurate and timely financial information, including budgeting and forecasting, and the daily financial operations. As part of the senior management team, the individual will be instrumental to the growth of the business, including involvement in fund raising and other strategic initiatives. The Finance Manager will also manage one direct report (finance administrator) so whilst this is a hands on position there is support in the role.

Duties & Responsibilities

Responsibility for the daily financial operations of the business, including:

Maintenance of the general and subsidiary ledgers

Credit control and responding to customer queries

With HR, management of payroll

Management, monitoring and forecasting of cash flows

Maintenance of the accounting system

Monthly close process and the accurate and timely dissemination of financial information, including a board pack and financial commentary

Proposal, agreement and maintenance of financial policies and procedures, such as a delegation of authority matrix.

Define, monitor and improve internal processes and controls to ensure the safeguarding of assets and proper financial reporting. This will include management of external audit requirements and production of statutory accounts.

Management of tax compliance and planning. This includes accurate and timely filing of VAT, PAYE and corporate tax returns as well as working with advisors on tax planning opportunities, such as R&D tax credits and option plans.

Responsible for the budgeting and forecasting cycle of the business, working with budget holders and the board of directors. As well as production of the annual budgets and quarterly forecasts, this will include the review of actual performance with budget holders and agreement of any actions to be taken to resolve budget variances.

Working with the senior management team and the wider business, develop, maintain and improve KPI dashboards.

Be a financial business partner to the CEO & COO
Ideal Background of the Finance Manager:

Qualified Accountant, preferably ACA

Strong interpersonal skills and used to working with people at all levels, both internal and external

Ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken form

Strong analytical skills

Experience with, team, system and process transitions

Ability to plan and manage resources against clearly understood business priorities.

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