Finance Manager

Orka Financial
High Wycombe, UK
19 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Orka Financial is working exclusively alongside a Pharmaceutical business based in High Wycombe. We are looking to recruit a Finance Manager to take ownership of the finance function managing a team of up to five direct reports with the autonomy to implement and improve processes. The Finance manager will report directly into the Finance Director as number two within the UK business. This is an opportunity to join a fast paced and growing company which has a clear goal to achieve the number one position within their sector over the next couple of years. The company values their employees and offers the right individuals excellent career opportunities both within the UK and internationally. This role will access to Senior stakeholders throughout the business and will have the autonomy to take ownership of the finance function.


• Ensure compliance with all regulatory and appropriate accounting regulations and standards
o Control and planning of annual audit and statutory accounting process
o Corporation Tax computation
o Control and review of balance sheet throughout financial year
o Working capital management
o Financial control of payroll process
o Ensure all Company Secretarial requirements are fulfilled

• Review, update and ensure adherence to company accounting procedures, providing advice on accounting treatments
o Monthly closure and reporting of UK results to UK management team o Integration of UK numbers with all Group financial packages and reporting requirements
o Preparation and distribution of UK Executive report
o Monitor and forecast cash requirements, manage cash to maintain sufficient headroom
o Overseeing reporting to Group and responding to queries from Head Office
o Responsible for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable - regular review of performance of AP and AR functions, monitoring performance to departmental goals and objectives

• Ensuring understanding of the business along with variance and trend analysis and root cause identification
• Identify staff training and development needs and encouraging staff train and develop where appropriate
• Ensure department meets its targets for any service levels agreed
• Develop and refine systems and procedures
• Staff recruitment, appraisals, grievances and disciplinaries
• Ongoing development of the Finance IT systems and procedures pertaining to areas of influence.
• Continually assess processes and procedures to improve effectiveness of the department, taking into account impact on internal and external customers
• Participates positively in reviews to improve effectiveness and efficiency
• Ensuring the Management / Financial Accounting Function is at the very centre of key decision-making processes within the business, providing effective challenge
• Line management of core Finance department
• Close liaison with Commercial and Production Finance teams
• Responsible for staff training and development
• Manage staff annual leave requests; ensuring that the department always remains appropriately staffed.
• Consider own and staff development opportunities
• Supports and participates in learning and training and Group initiatives
• Willingness to work with colleagues and customers
• Maintains good knowledge of relevant governance, SOP's and ways of working


• Recognised accounting qualification, ACA, ACCA, CIMA
• 10 years+ post-qualified experience in an operational finance role
• Fully conversant with accounting procedures legislation
• Strong technical accounting skills
• Demonstrated financial planning and analysis skills are critical. Creative ability to construct both standardized and special "one-time" reporting presentations to convey the results of operations and associated drivers of performance and variance.
• Strong analytic, communication & interpersonal skills. Capable of translating complex business results into crisp, concise summaries for various audience levels & comfortable with executive interaction & presentations. Strong attention to detail with consistent accuracy.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, with appropriate prioritization.
• Ability to demonstrate effective team leadership and team membership skills.
• Advanced computer skills to include Microsoft (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and Strong decision making and problem-solving skills with practical judgement and realistic understanding of the issues involved.


£70,000 - £80,000 + bonus + benefits

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