Finance Manager

Posted 16 October by Vargo Recruitment LTD

Are you a qualified accountant with at least 3 years’ post qualified experience? Do you have a strong understanding of UKGAAP and Companies Act requirements? If you answered Yes, our client, a blue-chip employer in Cardiff, is looking for a candidate like you.

You will be responsible for a number of UK and overseas entities, outputs will include accurate and timely monthly management information to support the business, Quarterly Board Packs and annual Financial Statements. You will also manage the financial control framework to ensure robust controls are in place across all elements of the financial information, including balance sheet control, cash book process and reconciliations process.

Ideally you will have knowledge of the financial services industry (though this is not essential) and experience of managing direct reports. You will need to work independently to develop and enhance processes and to identify, investigate and resolve issues.


  • Ensure that the appropriate Finance MI, process and systems are in place to provide support to Operational and Finance teams. Work collaboratively with the Expenses and Revenue teams within Finance to ensure the accuracy of financial information.
  • Manage the production of high-quality for subsidiary entities.
  • Contribute to the effective maintenance of overall financial control framework by maintaining strong control over company balance sheets (including intercompany balances) and cash books to ensure that capital and cash positions are effectively managed.
  • Manage the production of the month-end and or weekly reconciliations, in accordance with deadlines to support the monthly accounts and quarterly returns.
  • In conjunction with the Tax team, ensure that taxes (including corporation tax and VAT) are accounted for accurately in the books of each company.
  • Contribute to the development of accounting routines to improve, rationalise and optimise processes, including helping to drive a move towards automation.
  • Manage the preparation of the statutory accounts for the allocated entities, ensuring all Accounting Standards are adhered to and the accounts are prepared in line with the agreed timetable. Act as a key point of contact for the external auditors for the entities.
  • Manage the production of and review the quality of the work of the Financial Accountant, Senior Analyst and other team members. Provide timely feedback and support to the team to ensure the team members are able to develop within their roles.

If you are interested in this role, please apply with your CV or call Tom in our Cardiff office.

Application question

Are you a qualified accountant with at least 3 years’ post qualified experience?

Reference: 39150851

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