Finance Manager


£35000 - £38000 per annum


United Kingdom,Manchester

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My client located in Manchester servicing the IT & digital market. The business has for many years been specialising in permanent recruitment but in the last two years has begun to build a contractor base which together with some ambitious growth plans has meant that it needs to develop and manage a finance function.

The business are now seeking a Finance Manager to be the first appointment of this plan

This is a vital role which supports our Financial Administration, manages our Accounts and cash flow. The Finance Manager is a key contact for all internal and external customers, whilst supporting the Directors in the provision of financial support for the planning, KPI analysis its interpretation and reporting controls

Person Specification

  • Solid commercial accounts and administration experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Accurate / good attention to detail
  • CiMA/ACA/ACCA part qualified
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office in particular Excel
  • Able to work under own initiative
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Detailed knowledge of variance analysis, posting journals and completing reconciliations
  • Experience, VAT returns, monthly management accounts, Profit and Loss, Budgeting and Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Working knowledge of Sage Accounts and have a detailed understanding of the business processes and principles used in accounting transactions, including systems, documentation and industry variations.

Role Responsibilities include

  • Generating reports, a full set of monthly management accounts, Profit and loss, Balance sheet for all Directors
  • Responsibility for timesheet and invoice reconciliation for billing of contractors and all invoicing for permanent placements
  • Sales, purchase, credit ledger and bank reconciliation
  • Vat returns
  • Managing bank & invoice finance facilities
  • Accurately complete period end processes to tight deadlines, reconciliation and investigation of balance sheet accounts, including analysis and reporting on business performance.
  • Review of aged debt and credit control
  • Cash flow management and forecasting.
  • MI preparation for Directors
  • Budgeting and business forecasting
  • Liaison with external finance partners including Audit and Payroll bureau

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