Finance Manager

London, UK
26 Sep 2019
19 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Manager

Location: Central London

Salary: Up to £50,000 depending on experience

About the Company:

Did you love science at school? Are you passionate about the importance of Science subjects in Education and beyond? If so, read on!

Our client is a fast-growing VC backed EdTech company, improving science education world-wide. They use Virtual Reality to make their Science Sets completely interactive, bringing science to life!

They're now building a super-talented, energetic team in the UK and have a new requirement for an Finance Manager to support their CFO and their growth. This role encompasses both Financial and Management Accounting and the tasks are hugely varied, including the preparation of Management Accounts, budgeting, consolidations and general accounting duties.

Our client's role will suit you if you're looking for a role to gain exposure to all areas of Accounting and develop your career.. .. You'll have some interest in Science and Technology in Education and ideally a degree in a Scientific subject. You'll have a strong academic history, you'll be driven and self-motivated. You MUST understand what it means to work in a small, fast-growing business.

In terms of your background, you've spent some time in an accountancy practice in audit, although you don't necessarily have to be ACA qualified.

You'll have worked with or in small or startup businesses, and you may still be in practice or in your first or second job in industry.

You'll have experience of consolidations (currently 3 entities, but this will grow), some exposure to the preparation of management accounts (even to TB level) and strong analytical skills

Finance Manager Responsibilities:
  • Perform general management and financial accounting duties and oversee our outsourced accounting function (transactional) to ensure the information they produce is accurate and timely
  • Prepare monthly cash and management accounts for our UK and US companies
  • Prepare consolidated management accounts for up to 7 legal entities and manage the month end process
  • Compile management reporting and analytical work for sales, inventory and overhead reconciliations
  • Prepare budgets and cash flow forecasts. You'll track actual vs budget for all our internal teams.
  • Assist in the implementation of a new accounting system for the UK
  • Support the CFO in ad hoc financial projects including financial analysis and other business partnering activities

Finance Manager Requirements:
  • Ideally you'll have a Science degree or equivalent (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry etc.)
  • Startup and/or small company experience, ideally tech, retail or manufacturing
  • Excellent MS Office, Powerpoint and advanced Excel - pivot tables, vlookups etc.
  • Experience in intercompany accounting, multicurrency and consolidating international management accounts
  • Experience in preparing accurate management information in a timely manner (even to TB level)
  • Highly numerate
  • Excellent accuracy and superb attention to detail
  • An interest in Science and Technology in Education
  • Strong academic history
  • Experience of consolidations (currently 3 entities, but this will grow
  • Strong analytical skills

If you think that you are suitable for this Finance Manager role, please apply now!

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