Finance Manager

Finance Manager

Chester

We're currently recruiting a new Finance Manager/ Management Accountant for a fast paced, growing business in the Chester area.
This is a great opportunity for a skilled, finance professional/ Management Accountant to drive efficiencies. If you have experience running multiple projects simultaneously, improving processes and managing the day-to-day functions of the finance department then this could be the perfect role for you.
We're looking for someone who is a good communicator, organised and driven. This all-rounder position and could be perfect for you if you are ambitious and looking for the next step in your career.
About the role
  • Permanent, full time
  • Flexible working hours / work from home option
  • Salary dependant on experience
  • Bonus structure
  • Fantastic employer pension contributions and other staff benefits.
Job Spec – Main responsibilities 
  • Responsible for all aspects of the finance function, including P&L, balance sheet & cashflow
  • Ensuring accurate and timely reporting to key stakeholders.
  • Management of the cash flow, banking, creditor/ debtors ledgers.
  • All month-end processes, including management accounts, journal preparation, ledger review, balance sheet reconciliation, VAT Returns and CIS returns.
  • Financial analysis with comments on variances on budgets vs actual.
  • Preparation of the annual budget, quarterly forecasting and financial performance.
  • Providing weekly management information and insightful financial analysis including detailed revenue & margin analysis to drive profitability.
  • Assistance in setting company KPIs.
  • Lead and development of small team at varying levels
  • Oversee weekly/monthly payroll and compliance ensuring sign off and completed in a timely manner.
  • Cover all aspects of credit control.
  • Ad hoc financial projects and analysis.
  • Working with accountants as part of the year end statutory process.
Skills/Experience
  • AAT Level 4 or equivalent - Essential
  • Minimum three years finance experience in a face paced, high volume environment
  • Sage Line 50 payroll and accounts experience.
  • Payroll qualification advantageous.
  • Problem solver with a keen eye for detail
  • Excellent communicator skills are a key element in this role as you will be liaising across multiple functions at all levels including senior stakeholders
  • Extremely organised
  • Understanding of PAYE, Limited Companies and CIS contracts preferred but not essential.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • A desire to continuously drive improvements around financial control and system process
  • Highly proficient Excel user ( Ideally exp with pivot & look up tables, modelling financial data)
  • Staff management experience (monthly reviews, performance reviews as required)
If you're looking for the next step in your career or a new challenge then we want to hear from you!

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