Finance Manager

Collier Webb Ltd
Eastbourne, UK
19 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
You will be working for a highly successful engineering and manufacturing company with creativity at its core. The company has grown substantially in recent years and plans to continue that growth. They have a strong market position both in the UK and Internationally and a team that work together creating bespoke furniture, lighting and hardware pieces, using hand crafted and traditional methods.

Looking for a Finance Manager to report to the Commercial Manager/Managing Director, to replace a long-standing member of the senior team and take full responsibility for the financial administration and processes within the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Management Accounting - provide daily, weekly, monthly, annual and ad hoc MI as required to understand and manage the business.
  • Financial Accounting - maintain integrity of accounts including up to date reconciliations.
  • Manage day-to-day financial operations within the company, such as cash flow management, payroll, invoicing, and other transactions.
  • Track the company's financial status and performance identifying areas for potential improvement to reduce costs and improve efficiencies.
  • Undertake cost analysis of opportunities to produce detailed reports, financial models and plans to assist the business in making strategic decisions.
  • Develop relationships with Group FD and external advisors / auditors as required
  • Assist with the planning and upkeep of stock controls
  • Where required present financial reports to board members, stakeholders, executives and management team.
  • Manage projects including moving the accounts from Quickbooks to Sage, improved Group Reporting, review of credit card payments.
  • Manage, motivate and develop staff to do bank reconciliation, purchase ledger and other functions.

Essential Requirements:
  • Part or fully Qualified Accountant or QBE
  • Excellent excel skills - pivot tables, vlookup etc
  • Experience of small company pc-based accounting software eg QuickBooks and/or Sage.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels and operate as a trusted partner to the management team.

  • Payroll experience
  • Knowledge of working within an engineering / manufacturing /process environment.
  • Experience of International trading and handling foreign transactions.
  • Multi-site experience.

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