This is an excellent opportunity to join a thriving SME. You will be responsible for managing all aspects of Finance within the business, including maintaining awareness and keeping up to date with any changes that might affect the company.
The ideal person for this role will have a strong sense of commercial awareness. As Number 1 in Finance, you will work closely with the MD on business strategy, as well as heading up a small finance team underneath you.
Your main responsibilities will include :
Assist the MD by undertaking strategic analysis and assisting with strategic financial planning
Lead the annual budgeting process
Produce monthly management accounts to specific deadlines
Monitor the performance of cash flow against budget, including foreign exchange
Prepare and interpret financial statements, business activity reports and forecasts
Ensure that all legal requirements for finance are met
Ad hoc project work when required
Review Company financial reports and seek ways to reduce costs
Coordinate month-end checks including stock control and its value
Administer Sage accounting system
Develop and manage financial systems / models as required
Supervision of Finance Assistant and checking of their work
Supervision of Stock Controller
Responsible for top level payroll duties and general salary administration including P11D
Responsible for quarterly VAT returns
Responsible for year-end audit preparation.
The Successful Applicant
To be successful in this role you must;
Hold a relevant financial qualification - CIMA / ACA / ACCA
Be self-motivated and eager to progress. This role is the perfect stepping stone to an FD position and for the right candidate will equip them with the skills and experience necessary to make this step.
Possess strong strategic analysis skills and a sense of commercial awareness. This role goes far beyond your typical Finance Manager role so strong commercial acumen is required.
Hold relevant Financial Management experience in a comparable organisation, ideally within the manufacturing industry.
Be strong on systems use. If you already have experience with Sage then this is a huge advantage, however candidates who haven't experienced Sage but are confident picking up new systems will be considered.
Candidates with systems implementation experience would also have an advantage.