Payroll and Finance Manager

aspire cambridge
Waterbeach, UK
Closing date
25 Sep 2020

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As we continue to grow and develop our services, we are seeking an experienced Finance and Payroll Manager to join our team on a part time basis, suggested 3 days per week.

We currently outsource this function however, and as we continue to bring external resources in-house, we are now considering interest from applicants with a particular focus on weekly (agency workers) and monthly payroll processes. It is essential that the successful Payroll and Finance Manager has extensive experience in compliance and weekly payroll solutions.

This is a diverse role that will require implementation of new systems and processes. We believe that this role would be ideally suited to a "return to work parent" that would benefit from part time employment. You may be a Finance and/or Payroll Manager or a Management Accountant looking to reduce your current working hours or similar. The emphasis is on payroll.

Job purpose:

To manage the finance function, with a focus on weekly and monthly payroll processes, by managing payroll preparation; completing reports; maintaining records so that the finance department may achieve their objectives in an effective and efficient manner. Responsibilities:

Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the company
Process weekly and monthly payroll
Process sales invoices
Manage purchase invoices and suppliers
Credit control
Weekly bank reconciliation
Provide timely reports and cashflow forecasts to the Director
Work with an external accountancy firm for tax preparation other financial needs as necessary
Provide insightful information and expectations to directors to aid in long-term and short-term decision making
Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company
Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation Person Specification


Adheres to best practice and maintains the strictest of confidence at all times
Relates well to people from all backgrounds and levels and treats everyone with respect
Consistently helpful, positive and collaborative
Builds rapport
Engages with others to better understand their requirements and develop appropriate solutions/improvements
Engages and shares information with directors to support agreed courses of action
Show initiative and is willing to take decisions within the accepted parameters of the role
Attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to prioritise and escalate where necessary
Customer focused approach
Manages own work to deliver on time
Strives to improve their professional development Qualifications

Degree educated
AAT, CMA, ACCA desirable Skills

Advanced knowledge of Xero - it would be advantageous to have experience of recommending and implementing an internal payroll system. We've recently adopted BrightPay however flexible through discussion to changing this.
Knowledge of recruitment software or CRM systems
Appropriate verbal and written communication skills
Organisational and planning skills
ICT literate with accurate keyboard skills Start: Immediate
Location: Waterbeach, Cambridge
Hours: 8:30am to 5:30pm, 3 Days Per Week (Mon, Tues, Fri - non negotiable)
Salary: £negotiable
Benefits: https://(url removed)/about-us/our-careers/

If you are interested in this position, feel you have the relevant experience and skills and would like to apply, please call our team on (phone number removed) or apply online.

Whilst we'd love to get back to every applicant, it is not always possible, so if you haven't heard from us within 3-5 days, please note that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Aspire Cambridge is acting as an Employment Agency in regards to this Permanent opportunity
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