Finance Manager

Location : Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England
Job Ref : DC238
Consultant : David Crompton
Sector : Banking, Insurance, Finance
Salary : £Competitive


DC238 – Finance Manager
Location – Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Salary – circa £28000 DOE


First Military Recruitment is working in partnership with our client to recruit an Finance Manager to join their team in Ashbourne.

The Role:

The Finance Manager will oversee end-to-end finance operations, financial planning and analysis, balance sheet reconciliations, improvements to procedures and controls, as well as ad-hoc projects and requests as and when they come up. The successful candidate must have strong customer relationship skills, excellent organisational skills, and a willingness to provide a consistent and professional service at all times whilst working as part of a team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • VAT processing and procedures.
  • Payment allocation.
  • Using accounting software, ensuring that the records abide by financial regulations.
  • Providing financial data or reporting to management.
  • Checking for financial irregularities, data entry errors and potential fraud.
  • Checking incoming and outgoing payments for accuracy.
  • Compiling reports on sales, expenditure, marketing and other accounting activity for senior management.
  • Process timesheets and wages monthly.
  • Keep message book updated on Suppliers.
  • Prioritise, allocate and coordinate tasks effectively.
  • Always portraying the company in a professional manner.
  • Ensure that the Company Policies are properly adhered to.
  • Undertaking any other duties as requested and agreed by the senior management.

Essential Skills Required:

  • The ability to prioritise your workload, meet deadlines and be proactive in your daily approach. 
  • Be flexible with a strong sense of professionalism. 
  • Able to deal with all matters and queries in an appropriate manner with tact and diplomacy.
  • Be an effective team member. 

You must also be capable of:

  • Driving the continuous improvement of end-to-end accounting practices.
  • Manage all accounting transactions.
  • Prepare and post monthly accruals, payments and similar accounting entries.
  • Budgeting and forecasting.
  • Publish financial statements in time.
  • Completing daily and monthly bank reconciliations and reconciling accounting data to ensure accuracy.
  • Handle monthly, quarterly and annual closings.
  • Leading the analysis of monthly and quarterly numbers and presenting findings to the Management Team.
  • Ensure timely bank payments.
  • Manage balance sheets and profit/loss statements.
  • Continually identify risks to delivery, propose solutions where necessary and effectively manage stakeholder expectations throughout.
  • You will have a relevant qualification in accountancy.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge.
  • Experience of accounting software.
  • Excel and modelling.
  • Creating statutory accounts.
  • Ability to delegate and manage the work of others.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

In return our client offers:

  • Salary of circa £28000 DOE.
  • 20 days holiday + 8 bank holidays.
  • Company contributions to pension.
  • Rural location with onsite parking.
  • Fantastic working environment.

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