Group Finance Manager

Vanta Staffing Limited
Northwood, UK
14 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Group Finance Manager
C 45K
Working Hours - Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm with the occasional Saturday to meet business needs

Vanta Staffing are recruiting for a Group Finance Manager for our client based in Northwood, Middlesex. Our client is a successful award-winning design company.

Our clients business focuses on 7 key revenue streams:

1. Complete Interior Design service to discerning private clients and developers
2. Comprehensive Showhome design and installation
3. Complete Architects service as a RIBA Chartered Architects practice
4. An Interior Architecture design consultancy offering advice & detailed product specifications to high-end residential (private / show home) and developer clients
5. A dedicated Furniture, Lighting and Interior Design showroom
6. A dedicated Tiling Studio offering a vast selection of unique tiles
7. A full Design and Build Service

The successful candidate will come with a proven strong background in a Group Finance role in a busy accounting function, undertaking a broad range of responsibilities. The position will require you to be efficient and responsive in providing financial control of all companies within the company.

Working as part of a fun, successful and dynamic team you will have the ability to work well under pressure a highly pressurised environment. You will have strong IT skills including:

We are looking for someone with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience who is an experienced / confident Group Finance Controller who has used Sage Line 50 Accounts 2018 onwards. You should be a qualified / part-qualified accountant or have strong QBE double entry book keeping experience and experience of management reporting. You must be able to operate confidently, proactively and independently within a busy accounting function. The successful candidate will work on own initiative, multi task and be confident to juggle a changing workload and be resilient to cope with conflicting demands, able to prioritise duties and to work effectively under pressure. You will be required to have a full licence and own your own car.

Group Finance Controller main duties will include but not be limited to:

· Using Sage 50 cloud for 7 Group companies (currently using Sage Line 50)
· Advanced on Excel - V-Look ups & pivot tables
· Oversee / posting all purchase ledger invoices
· Making UK and European payments
· Bank reconciliations
· Identifying customer balances to be chased
· Dealing with invoice queries - both supplier and customer
· Chasing purchase ledger credit notes
· Chasing missing invoices
· Credit control for overdue customer balances
· Quarterly VAT returns for 4 companies

Management & Finance Activities
· Management reporting activities on a weekly, fortnightly and monthly basis to produce information for the board
· Cash flow reporting
· Chasing debtors
· Supplier liaison and spend reporting
· Tracking & reporting on job profitability
· Dealing with auditors and preparing year end information
· Identifying areas to reduce costs across overheads activities
· Dealing with: insurance companies / utilities / banking queries
· All other usual activities required in a busy accounting function.

This description reflects the core activities of the role but is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties within the group/department may be required in addition to changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time. There is a requirement for the successful candidate to recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work.

Vanta Staffing Limited is acting as an Employment agency in relation to this vacancy.

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