Finance Manager Salary: £47,500- £50,000 - Depending on skills and experience. Contract: Permanent role. Working Hours: Full-time working hours per week, Monday to Friday. Location: Oxford, with regular UK Travel Line Management: Finance team of 7 Reporting to: Finance Director Deadline to apply: 9am on Monday 23rd September The Post The Finance Manager reports to the Finance Director and will lead a team of 7 staff, managing the day to day finances of the company, its UK associates and property management contract clients. The Finance Manager carries a high degree of delegated authority for leading the company's financial affairs. You will play a significant role in the growth and development of the company. Job Dimensions Turnover c £10 million - Ethical Property plus major contracts and partnerships for which this role provides the Finance service. Key tasks Your responsibilities will include: Budgets, Forecasts and reporting * Designing, organising and overseeing all aspects of the budget process, and ensuring deadlines are met; * Overseeing the production of the monthly management accounts pack; * Overseeing quarterly forecasts and communicating the results; * Overseeing the production and review of management accounts and budgets for Property Management Contracts; * Presenting financial information including at Board meetings of property management contract clients; * Leading the financial aspects of the annual rent and service charge review including developing reports and models; * Supporting and advising managers on budgeting, costs and profitability; * Developing business plans for new properties, contracts and development opportunities; * Produce reports for other stakeholders such as the board, bank and investors. Financial Accounting * Reviewing Balance Sheet reconciliations and undertaking regular Balance Sheet reviews with the Finance Director; * Organising and overseeing the year end close process, liaison with auditors and dealing with all issues arising. Producing final trial balance and reviewing the Financial Statements produced by the auditors; * Overseeing the production and review of Financial Statements for subsidiaries and Property Management Contract clients; * Maintaining up to date cash flow forecasts and treasury management; * Publishing clear timetables and duties and ensuring they are communicated to and understood by the Finance department and other employees; * Developing financial policies and procedures to meet the changing needs of the Finance department and its internal and external customers; * Supervision of all day-to-day accounting for the company, associates and property management contracts - purchase ledger, sales ledger, credit control, cash and bank, fixed assets; * Maintaining and up to date knowledge of relevant accounting standards, VAT and audit requirements. Team management * Managing and developing the Finance team, ensuring they receive regular supervision, support and training; * Developing the roles and responsibilities of the Finance team as the company grows; * Working with the HR team for any recruitment in the team. Systems * Assimilating and maintaining Super-user level knowledge of the financial software packages in use; * Being the department expert on the financial system; * Training non-financial employees in the operation of financial systems. * Leading the Systems Review Group looking at company-wide systems and making recommendations for improvements and upgrades. Other * Attending company-wide events such as the annual staff conference, and training sessions; * Any other tasks as delegated by the Finance Director in line with the role. * Working within the company's procedures and policies; * Working to improve the company's social and environmental objectives and how they are reported. Person Specification The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate that they have the following: Essential knowledge and experience: * Experience of working as a Finance Manager/Head of Finance/Financial Controller; * Qualified accountant; * Excellent spreadsheet skills; * Experience of managing and developing a team; * Experience of leading finance teams through the year end process; * Evidence of strong commitment to social and environmental issues and an understanding of what Ethical Property means by its triple bottom line approach; * Excellent IT skills, including the management and development of financial systems. Personal competencies and skills * Collaborative leadership skills with the ability to demonstrate motivation and self-management and with strong team-work skills; * Able to establish strong credibility and inspire confidence with colleagues and external clients; * Customer-focussed approach to providing a finance service; * Thrives on change and understands how to manage a team through a period of change; * Able to make decisions based on appropriate analysis of the risks and opportunities involved; * A high level of personal organisation, able to effectively plan the work of the team, and communicate this; * Excellent communication skills. To continue your application, please click 'Apply' and ensure you include a cover letter.