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Finance Manager

Closing date
27 Oct 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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About us

We are an expanding travel company with our head office based in Fitzrovia. We have 5 offices around the world and a subsidiary in the US.

The finance team is being strengthened and built around the growing company, and as a result an opportunity for an accounts assistant has become available. This is a role which can be moulded by the right candidate for a long-term future.

Main responsibilities
  • Daily banking responsibilities - review and approval of supplier payments and resolving banking queries
  • Preparation of consolidated annual financial statements and being the main point of contact for the annual audit
  • Oversight of 2 overseas branches accounts ensuring expenditure is in line with expectations and that transfers are made in a timely manner
  • Assisting staff worldwide with day-to-day queries
  • Management of 4 staff based in the UK and training thereof
  • Management and oversight of finance teams based overseas
  • Ensuring month end procedures are followed and full review of all schedules submitted by the relevant teams - helping them to resolve reconciliation queries
  • Ensuring the integrity of the trial balance and all reconciliations, making decisions on accounting treatment
  • Preparation and submission of monthly payroll for c50 staff based in the UK including commission payments
  • Completion of quarterly VAT returns
  • Completion of monthly ATOL returns and quarterly ABTA returns, along with annual licence applications
  • Keep up to date with all IATA changes and ensuring IATA licence is renewed annually
  • Completion of monthly management accounts for both UK and US entities and analysis thereof
  • Liaising with 3rd parties such as the company's Bankers, merchant service providers, suppliers and other external stakeholders
  • Ensuring all bonds and guarantees are relevant and up to date
  • Dealing with other general ad hoc queries

The candidate
  • A recognised accounting qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)
  • Must have at least 5 years' experience in a similar role
  • Ability to optimise processes and looking for ways to automate
  • Outstanding analytical skills with high attention to detail
  • Highly proficient at excel
  • Organised with the ability to multitask
  • Experience in travel would be preferable

Perks of the job
  • You'll be an early-stage team member in a dynamic travel business with characteristics similar to high-growth start-ups.
  • 22 days annual leave (increasing up to 25 for each additional year of service) & comprehensive health insurance
  • Relaxed work environment where ownership and initiative and rewarded and encouraged
  • Discounted travel
  • Flexible working with a minimum 3 days a week in the office.
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