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Finance Manager

DCSL GuideSmiths
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Ignata Finance are proud to be partnering DCSL Guidesmiths - a fast-growing, Private Equity backed business with big plans. As Finance Manager you will play a key role in a high-energy finance department and will support the FC and FD on a daily basis.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Supporting the production of the management accounts including balance sheet reconciliations, accruals, and prepayments. This includes supporting the preparation of both the management packs and board packs.
  • Supporting month-end reporting including profit and loss reporting and cashflow forecasting
  • Oversee VAT returns with the Finance Analyst
  • Supporting the budgeting and forecasting process
  • Conduct detailed analysis including variance analysis, sales, and margin analysis. Provide commentary and ensure any risks are highlighted and dealt with swiftly
  • Alongside the Financial Controller act as a key finance business partner across the company ensuring they understand their budgets, and reporting duties and provide analysis to increase profits and mitigate risk
  • Support the preparation of year end tasks such as financial statements
  • Support the relationship with external auditors and advisors. Assist with the relationships with banks and HMRC
  • Support the Finance Team to provide commercial solutions to business decisions that ensure profits and performance is maintained
  • Support the integration of acquisitions including financial systems consolidation
  • Cover for the Finance Analyst and AP / AR functions as required
  • Continuously reviewing company internal controls and ensuring necessary improvements are implemented and rolled out across the organisation
  • Keep up to date with regulations and laws which govern accounting procedures

About you:

  • ACA/CIMA or ACCA qualified
  • Able to produce a full set of management accounts
  • Strong excel skills are required at a minimum, intermediate level.
  • Experience with systems upgrades/implementations would be a bonus


Candidates will need to work from our Head Office in Farnborough (Hampshire) around 3 days per week. Our Head Office in Farnborough is a 10-minute walk from Farnborough Main station and close to the town centre and local amenities. We also have London office, 10-minutes walk from Waterloo station, and a virtual Development Centre in Manchester.

Salary & Benefits:

Annual salary of up to £60,000 dependent on experience, with an excellent benefits package.
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