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Finance Manager

Trace - Expert Accountancy Recruitment
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23 Feb 2021

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Finance Manager, 12 Month FTC, Media/Marketing, Central London

(Previous Media/Marketing/advertising experience essential)

The role

Our client, a PR agency within one of the big Marketing Networks are looking for an experienced Finance Manager for a maternity cover role for (12 months). The role will report to the Financial Controller and line managing a team of two direct reports.

Key responsibilities

Financial Accounting

· Responsibility for the accurate maintenance of all entity accounting systems and ledgers

· Deliver the month end process ensuring adherence to monthly internal and external reporting calendar

· Submission of all monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc reporting packs to Group

· Production of internal management accounts

· Responsible for reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts

· Detailed variance analysis

Accounts Payable

· Overseeing the purchase ledger function for 5 entities

Cash and Treasury

· Responsible for Group cashflow management

· Holding banking relationships and ensuring the team has the correct access

Audit and Statutory Accounts Preparation

· Leading on file prep for the UK

· Preparation of UK annual statutory accounts using Group OneSource system

· Management of UK on-site audit acting as first point of contact for all queries


· Finance lead on payroll working in collaboration with HR to deliver payroll for 5 offices

Person Specification

Competences applicable to the post include:

· Be experienced in management accounting reporting;

· Self-starter who proactively drives projects and operates at speed

· Be experienced in book keeping to trial balance;

· Be extremely organised and motivated;

· Possess the ability to think ahead and anticipate needs before they arise;

· Resilient and be able to work under pressure;

· Be a good team player;

Qualifications and skills

· Experience for at least 5 years in services industry, media sector is desirable

· Previous experience working within a large media Group

· Experience of reporting (e.g. Lead Schedules)

· Previous line management experience essential

· Intermediate to advanced level in Excel with knowledge of Sum ifs, Macros, V/H lookups and pivot tables

Trace is an innovative recruitment consultancy. Our person organisation fit profiling tool, the Predictive Fit Profiler, is helping us fit our candidates with our clients from a personality, behaviours, motivations and cultural compatibility perspective
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