Finance Manager

Role Purpose:

To oversee end-to-end finance operations, financial planning and analysis, balance sheet reconciliations, looking to make improvements to procedures and controls, as well as ad-hoc projects and requests as and when they come up. To assist the financial controller to drive efficiency within the finance team and to help on different requests when needed, with Accounts Assistant and Credit Control Lead reporting directly into the role.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Management of the Purchase Ledger and Sales Ledger team and activities
Preparation, review and submission of multiple BACS payment runs, including ensuring cash availability
Following up overdue debtors
Approval of credit notes in line with delegated authorities
Review of VAT returns, Intrastat and other reporting requirements
Review exception reports and ensure suitable segregation of duties
Grant income claim calculation, submission

All aspects of cash management
Weekly cash forecasting
Meeting lender reporting requirements
Maintaining external banking relationships
Multi-currency bank and loan reconciliations to TB
Funding to Italian subsidiary
FX Hedging
Company expenses system
High Level management of AR and AP
Ensure compliance with and on time submission of the group Internal Control Certificate

Statutory Accounts
Preparation of the annual accounts documents
Working with the external auditor and tax advisors to complete the accounts
CoSec activities as required

Month end close
Maintenance of fixed asset register including journal entries
Balance sheet reconciliations
FX revaluations
Group reporting as required
OneStream actual, forecast, budget submissions and reconciliations to TB

Qualifications and Skills
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including excellent Excel skills
Strong oral and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate with all levels of the business hierarchy.
Ability to prioritise work & work methodically whilst working to deadlines.
High attention to detail to ensure accuracy in everything produced.
Self-motivated & Pro-active with an ability to work both on own and as part of a team.
Be adaptable, flexible and demonstrate willingness to accept changes at short notice.
ACCA or CIMA Qualification

BPCS knowledge
Onestream and Cognos knowledge

Specific functional capability, knowledge skills requirements
Full knowledge and experience across most key functions
An up to date knowledge of Accounting Standards and Controls
Experience in cash forecasting and management of an Asset Backed Lending finance facility
Ability to support reporting team members
Ability and experience working and communicating with colleagues at all levels of an organisation

Self-motivated and resilient, able to work in challenging circumstances
Strong IT skills, especially Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Able to analyse and streamline processes where needed

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