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Finance Manager 8 Month Contract

Closing date
11 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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My client is an established unique family run business, based in Chiswick. They are currently looking for an experience Finance Manager to join them on a 8 month contract to cover maternity. They create an innovative home cleaning, maintenance solutions and products.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsibility of the company's finance department.
  • Monitor and process the day-to-day financial operations within the company, such as payroll, invoicing, and other transactions
  • Oversee the work of external accountants and consultants.
  • Contract outside services for tax preparation, banking, and other financial needs as necessary
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts.
  • Preparation and submission of quarterly VAT return digitally (via Sage 50).
  • Track the company's financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement
  • Seek out methods for minimising financial risk to the company
  • Research and analyse sales report, financial reports and market trends
  • Provide insightful information and expectations to senior management to aid in long-term and short-term decision making
  • Review financial data and prepare monthly and annual reports
  • Present financial reports to senior management, stakeholders, and clients in formal meetings
  • Stay up to date with technological advances and accounting software to be used for financial purposes
  • Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company
  • Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation.
  • Negotiating contracts to achieve the best value for money.
  • Liaising with the MD on pricing and cost analysis.

Other Duties:

  • Human Resources Management including preparation of contracts for new starters.
  • Liaising with external agencies on the recruitment of new staff.
  • Management of staff holidays.
  • First point of contact with any HR related issues.

  • First point of contact for any IT related issues.
  • Liaising with the external IT department to resolve IT issues.

  • Commercial and business awareness
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • An analytical approach to work
  • High numeracy and sound technical skills
  • Problem-solving skills and initiative
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to influence others
  • Strong attention to detail and an investigative nature
  • The ability to balance the demands of work with study commitments
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise
  • The ability to work as part of a team and to build strong working relationships
  • The capacity to make quick but rational decisions
  • The potential to lead and motivate others
  • Good IT skills.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting / Finance / Maths / Business related degree or equivalent
  • Part/fully qualified CIMA/ACCA or equivalent
  • 2 + years of experience as a Financial Manager or in a similar role
  • Experience working in FMCG industry desirable
  • Experience working with Sage 50 software
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