Finance Manager

Finance Manager

Job Title: Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Salary: £40,000 - £44,000
REF: 897423
Contact Name: Kate Goodman
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

We’re working on behalf of a fantastic local company that provide a range of insightful business support services to its clients. The friendly team pride themselves on their reputation as a knowledgeable, innovative and approachable organisation and are looking for a talented Finance Manager to join them.

We’re interested in hearing from accomplished and skilled financial management professionals who would like to combine their accountancy expertise with a flair for client communication. This is an opportunity which offers the chance of involvement and input into wider commercial planning and project work.

Duties and responsibilities:

There’s plenty of variety in this role. You’ll manage and control the accounting and financial management services provided to clients, as well as providing supportive leadership to your team as follows:

  • Promoting the services of the company and assisting in developing both the client base and associated fee income levels
  • Providing relevant accounting and financial support and guidance to clients as required
  • Coordinating the accurate and timely production of the monthly management accounts as relevant to client(s) specification
  • Accurately preparing annual budgets, forecasts, weekly and monthly reports as relevant to client specification
  • Providing clients with adequate management information and feedback including review of income, margins, costs and KPIs to support their visibility of the performance of their business
  • Overseeing the ongoing development and maintenance of software utilised to provide client solutions
  • Ensuring that the following financial activities are delivered in a timely and meticulous fashion:
    • Accurately recording and reconciliation of client transactions on a frequent basis
    • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts
    • Maintenance of client payroll and appropriate preparation and payment of PAYE and NIC
    • Preparation and submission of VAT returns
  • Arranging for all client compliance matters to be dealt with promptly by the accounting support partner
  • Managing the team of client accountants, ensuring the accuracy and efficiency of their work and activities, making improvements wherever possible to meet business demands
  • Carrying out one to one’s and PDRs for team members creating opportunities for personal development where possible

Skills and experience required:

  • The role would ideally suit someone recently qualified CIMA / ACCA or qualified by experience with a full range of accounting & financial management experience gained from roles within industry or from a client-centric practice
  • Able to take a client-focused approach, having worked directly with clients before
  • Extensive proven career background in a financial management role, with a full range of management accounting experience, ideally within a consumer-focused business
  • Evidence of delivering effective team leadership and support
  • Interested and proficient in providing insightful analytical information, with examples of how this has been of benefit and value in previous roles
  • Demonstrate a talent for explaining business performance in a clear and engaging manner
  • Ambitious and aspirational approach, keen to identify opportunities for the growth and development of the company

Hours of work:

  • Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm (37.5 hours per week)

Salary and benefits:

  • Up to £45,000 – dependent upon experience
  • On-site car parking
  • 25 days annual holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Life assurance x 3
  • Pension
  • Non-contractural bonus

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