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Finance Manager

Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Job Title: Finance Manager

Location: Central London

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000

(Ref: VisionFR2641)

VisionFR are excited to be recruiting on behalf of a start up creative agency for a Finance Manager. The Finance Manager role will play an important part in shaping the future.

The role of theFinance Manager
  • Ensuring the smooth day-to-day operations of the finance processes, including month-end, bank reconciliations, tax, reporting and payroll.
  • Driving financial planning and analysis including forecasting and financial modelling, making sure forecasts are increasingly accurate and predictable
  • Implementing and upgrading financial processes, systems, and policies as the company grows, including relevant tech tools to ensure effective and efficient financial management
  • Managing external accountant; overseeing the preparation of management accounts, including interpreting financial performance, identifying issues and value creation opportunities
  • Preparing reports that create clarity and transparency to guide our financial decision making
  • Providing hands on guidance and support to programme leads on financial issues, alongside the operations manager
  • Ensuring the integrity of financial systems and compliance with appropriate accounting policies
  • Answering routine queries arising from budget holders, as well as external bodies we work with, including government agencies, donors and partners
  • Ensuring all government funded projects retain robust audit trails for internal and external audit, meeting client and other stakeholders' requirements
  • Overseeing financial management of foreign subsidiaries, liaising with local teams, accountants, and other professionals, and helping us find the right experts who can give us advice on things like international tax laws
  • There may be other things and we'll uncover those together. This is a new role, after all

Finance Manager skills and experience:
  • 3-7 years' previous experience in a finance function in a professional services environment, ideally with exposure to government-funded projects
  • Ability to provide actionable recommendations
  • Excellent FP&A skills
  • Tech-savvy, able to identify the right tools and implement them. We use tools like Xero, Harvest and a lot of Google Sheets, and we're always interested in new tools that make our lives easier and our work more joyful
  • High professional standards and integrity especially around sensitive financial issues
  • Previous exposure to finance in a fast growing, dynamic, startup environment
  • Want to be a valued member of an energetic, passionate and fun-loving team with a strong culture that you'll be invited to contribute towards in your own way

  • ACCA, ACA, CIMA qualification preferred but not required
  • Knowledge on R&D tax credit claims preparation, in coordination with external tax advisor's (or advice on who to go to)

VisionFR is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce and recruitment and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

Due to the high level of applications being received if you do not hear from us within 5 working days, please assume your application has not been successful on this occasion, usually due to other candidates having more relevant sector exposure, qualifications or required skills. We thank you for your interest.
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