Finance Manager (sole role) - Creative Agency

Posted 9 January by Vision Financial Recruitment
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Finance Manager

Our Client is a well established, successful, international, creative City based Agency with a great client list.

They are looking to continue their growth with a an ambitious 3 year plan.

To assist with this planned growth they are now looking for an ambitious Finance Manager

This is an exciting and genuine opportunity to develop and the right candidate will have an opportunity to progress to Financial Controller in an expected 18 months. The role will report into the Commercial Director (partner)

Our Client is also happy, where appropriate, to consider part time/flexible working on a pro-rata basis. They also offer excellent benefits

Finance Manager key Responsibilities

As Finance Manager you will have Sole responsibility for maintaining the integrity and accuracy of all accounting records and also controlling the integrated Job Costing system (Paprika).

Financial/Accounting Control

  • Maintaining complete and accurate, bought ledger, sales ledger, cash, expenses

  • Monthly reconciliations of all control accounts: bought ledger, sales ledger, cash, prepayments, accruals, deferred revenue, accrued revenue, Work in Progress

  • VAT, PAYE/NI (NB payroll outsourced)

  • Preparation of monthly trial balance

  • VAT returns

  • Liaising closely with Client Services - sales invoicing

  • Credit control

  • Preparation of rolling 3 month cashflow forecast

Job Cost Control

  • Ensuring that all financial project data on Job Costing system is fully up to date

  • Working closely with Client Service Dept

  • Job number opened for each new project

  • Detailed estimates prepared and entered by Client Services

  • PO’s, purchase invoices, sales invoices, time-sheets entered (PO’s and timesheets entered directly by staff)

  • Fee and 3rd party costs, expenses recovered and invoiced on a timely basis

  • Preparation of monthly reports :

  • WIP, deferred revenue, accrue revenue - ensure reconcile with Trial Balance accounts

  • Time recovery and utilisation reports

Finance Manager Key Attributes required:

  • Part qualified (ACCA,AAT) - study package (time and fees)

  • Accurate, conscientious - hands-on, "can do" attitude

  • Prior agency experience - working with Job Costing/Billing/Work in Progress

  • Prior experience with integrated job costing system e.g. Paprika or similar

  • Competent IT skills and good/v good excel skills

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO REPLY TO ALL APPLICATIONS DIRECTLY. IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD A RESPONSE TO YOUR APPLICATION WITHIN 5 WORKING DAYS THEN, ON THIS OCCASION, PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL

Required skills

  • Accounting
  • Communication Skills
  • Finance
  • Finance Manager
  • Management Accounts

Application questions

Are you part-qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA?
Do you have experience working in a Marketing/ Creative or similar business?
Do you have expewrience working with Paprika accounting software?
Do you have strong Excel skills?
have you worked in a sole role finance capacity before?

Reference: 39696057

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