Finance Manager

Harcourt Matthews Ltd
Central London, UK
14 Sep 2019
19 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
This leading government-backed professional Further Education & Training entity has developed an enviable reputation for delivering training and development, ensuring the highest standards in leadership, learning enhancement and digital teaching skills. Supporting a range of sectors including teaching, professional standards and centres of excellence, the group is currently seeking a qualified Finance Manager to support the Commercial Finance Director in overseeing the Finance team and day to day financial & transactional operations. A broad and varied brief includes:

•Financial Accounting
-Driving the preparation of monthly accounts
-Management of the purchase order & invoice process
-Maintaining the chart of accounts & standard reporting
-Reviewing all bank reconciliations
-Monthly & quarterly monitoring & reconciliation of balance sheets accounts
-Preparation of partial-exempt VAT returns
-Overview of outsourced monthly payroll to ensure accuracy
-Ensuring all central costs are allocated to the appropriate grants & income streams
-Leading the year-end process from preparation of audit files to finalisation of statutory accounts
-Ensure accounting procedures & policies are up to date & proposing enhancements
Management Accounting
-Assisting with preparation of annual budgets, forecasts, financial planning & delivery plans
-Supporting ad hoc commercial & financial planning including tendering for new business
•Management of a finance team of 4 which includes annual & performance reviews

As a qualified accountant with proven strength and breadth in financial accounting, month end reporting, budgeting, forecasting and financial planning, ideally gained within the Education, Not-for-Profit or Charity sector, you will demonstrate strong IT skills including Excel and preferably Sage 200, and be a proactive, energetic individual with the capability of developing robust relationships across finance and the operations community.

Harcourt Matthews is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Our divisions include Accounting & Finance; HR - Human Resources & Personnel; IT - Information Technology; Pfi/PPP & FM; Procurement & Purchasing; Project Management & PMO; Sales & Marketing.

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