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Finance Manager (fast track to FC)

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23 Feb 2021

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Our client is a health drinks FMCG business that is disrupting the £44billion Probiotics industry with an exciting product that delivers effective results.

The business has an exceptional growth profile - driven wholly by demand from customers with CAGR of 50% since 2016 and for this reason are looking for a Finance Manager who can be the #2 to the CFO and grow into a Financial Controller as the business continues to grow.

The role
  • Managing, training and motivating the Financial Control team (currently team of 3)
  • Ownership of day-to-day finance and accounting activities including:

o Sales ledger; timely and accurate invoicing and maximising cash collection

o Purchase ledger; managing supplier payment terms and ensuring on-time payments

o Payroll for c.30 staff (currently supported by outsourced payroll provider)

o Bank; including receipts, payments and reconciliations

o Cash management, forecasting and reporting

o Overseeing all book-keeping and record keeping
  • Designing and operating a robust system of financial controls on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, developing and augmenting this as appropriate to support the growth in the business
  • Responsible for month-end close and timely preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Preparation of weekly and monthly financial analysis and reporting to the business and Board of Directors
  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts and management of the annual audit process
  • Tax compliance, including VAT returns and Corporation Tax (currently supported by outsourced tax advisor)
  • Contribution towards budgeting, forecasting and business strategy processes
  • Ad-hoc projects as required in support of the CFO

What we are looking for
  • An energetic and ambitious self-starter who is looking to take their career to the next level - the successful candidate is expected to work towards promotion to Financial Controller in 12-24 months
  • A strong technical accountant with excellent attention to detail who is known for the quality and accuracy of their work
  • A natural organiser, who will bring structure and discipline to financial control activities, but can also flex to meet the changing needs of the business
  • A team player who enjoys helping others to develop and thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, where rapid change is the norm
  • A strong communicator, both written and verbal, with ability to summarise complex information succinctly to drive positive actions

Your skills and experience
  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with 3-5 years PQE and strong technical accounting skills
  • Previous experience of line management, training and development within finance essential
  • IT literate and data savvy, with previous knowledge of working with Netsuite ERP beneficial
  • Previous experience of ecommerce, subscription commerce and Amazon beneficial

This is a great opportunity for a strong and ambitious Management Accountant with desires to become an FC within a fast growing FMCG company.
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