Interim Finance Manager

Heyland Recruitment
Chester, UK
16 Aug 2019
25 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
I am recruiting an Interim Finance Manager to join a well-established organisation based near Chester. Reporting to the Finance Director you will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Financial Accounting team and ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of reporting on a monthly basis. This is an ongoing temporary role that could lead to a more permanent opportunity for the right candidate.

Key responsibilities
Month End and Reporting Duties
  • Completion, consolidation, overview and management of Month-End process to deadlines
  • Review and analyse P&L performance, Balance Sheet and KPI's
  • Variance analysis and commentary
  • Management and review of Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Responsible for the accuracy of the financial accounting and implementing technical or regulatory updates

Group Reporting
  • Provide data and analysis to agreed deadlines
  • Prepare and review Group Reporting and Board Pack

Year End
  • Lead the year- end audit, fulfilling all auditor information requests with no significant management points
  • Management and preparation of the Statutory Accounts
  • Year-end close down of nominal ledger
  • Management of Year-End process to agreed deadlines
  • Completion, consolidation and overview of all reporting entities
  • Liaison with the Auditors
  • Preparation of Statutory Accounts

Operational Support
  • Liaison and business reviews with Senior Managers regarding stock, sales and other accounting queries
  • Continually striving for new methods of working to ensure operational excellence

VAT & Tax
  • Monthly VAT return calculation, posting and submission to Group
  • Tax Packs on monthly basis
  • Weekly review of compliance on non-standard VAT sales
  • Review and monitor VAT & PAYE regulations and updates

Financial & Performance
  • Assist in the achievement of EBIT and cash flow by managing efficiencies.
  • Ensure a consistent approach is provided across all areas of the business to deliver and measure performance.

Knowledge and skills required
  • Qualified Accountant; CIMA, ACCA or ACA with Statutory Accounting experience
  • Excellent excel skills
  • Acquisition experience would be desirable

Applicants must be readily available for work.

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