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Dynamic & Rapidly Expanding Tech Co In Surrey Seek Financial Accountant/Finance Manager

Posted 3 May by in-pact consulting Ended

Are you an outgoing and ambitious ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified with c2year plus PQE working in a commercial business?

Are you a strong all-rounder with previous experience of supervising a small team as well as some working knowledge of R&D Accounting, financial modelling and payroll?

Do you live locally to the Kingston/Epsom area and seeking a challenging and fulfilling role within an innovative and rapidly expanding organisation that can offer a 1st class remuneration/benefits package and genuine career progression?

Our client is a Sunday Times Top 100 Fast Track Company and at the cutting edge of a rapidly expanding industry sector with conveniently situated offices near Kingston upon Thames.

This highly professional, ambitious and sociable organisation currently has a fantastic opportunity to work with their Finance Director as the company’s Financial Accountant/Finance Manager.

Working with a very friendly and outgoing accounts team the main purpose of this role will be to support the Finance Director and deputising where necessary. You will need to provide the right level of challenge, analysis and interpretation of actual and forecasted financial data as the Financial Accountant acts as a custodian of the value and integrity of the payroll, cashflow and budget. As well as extensive liaison with the Finance Director you will also interact with the Senior Management Team, manage 3 members of the Finance Department and be in regular contact with all employees where the ability to explain complicated finance matters to employees unfamiliar with accounts will be vital. A summary of duties and scope of responsibility is summarised below:-

Manage Senior Accounts Assistant, Purchase Ledger Assistant and Part Time Administrator and be responsible for their development and control of their duties.

Ownership of the weekly and 12 monthly cashflow forecasts, responsible for preparing forecasts, developing underlying reports to gather data used within the forecast, and analysis of variances.

Responsible for the payroll process, and ensuring compliance with all applicable legislation.

Period and year end reporting requirements.

Preparation of monthly payment run.

Calculating and processing commission payments for relevant staff.

Assist the Finance Director with maintenance of the Company share register and any other Company Secretarial duties.

Preparation of the group annual budget and bi-annual reforecast.

Responsible for capturing all appropriate R&D expenditure to maximise HMRC claims.

Preparation of depreciation schedules.

Understanding projects to ensure compliance with R&D accounting requirements.

Maintenance of the Finance Manual

Assist the FD with audits.

Maintain the loan statements with other group companies.

Review cash balances across the group and arrange transfers.

Review payment runs balancing aggressive working capital management with good supplier relationships.

Complete annual credit checks on existing customers.

Other ad hoc projects.

Applications for this fulfilling and challenging role are particularly invited from outgoing and ambitious ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified with c2year plus PQE working in a commercial business with supervisory experience of managing at least 3 direct reports. Knowledge of FRS102 and practical working knowledge of R&D Accounting and some financial modelling experience would be an advantage as would experienced in all aspects of payroll.

Above all you will need to be an excellent communicator with the ability to present and explain financial information to all levels of stakeholders and demonstrate 1st class commercial acumen.


Opportunities like this do not come along very often and if you wish to play a major part in this company’s journey in what is a massively exciting and expanding industry sector and match the criteria required then we would like to hear from you.

Please do forward your CV as soon as possible for further information and individual consultation.

Required skills

  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Payroll
  • Staff Management

Reference: 34189656

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