Finance Manager

Posted 5 November by REED Finance
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Our client who a leading UK Business Services Group have a requirement for a highly experienced Head of Finance/Finance Manager to lead their finance function.

The business has recently established an e-commerce platform and have a range of other service they offer and need to recruit a Finance Manager who has recent prior experience heading up and leading a finance team and function within an growing SME environment. They are growing exponentially at present and need a qualified Finance Manager/Head of Finance who can assist with this growth.

This role will be based in London and may require travel at some points on a quarterly basis to other UK locations.

Business service and/or ecommerce experience is a must along with experience heading up a finance function within an SME.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage the finance department for the business, which includes an accounts payable clerk
  • Ensure all elements of bookkeeping are set up and managed correctly
  • Produce budget packs, KPIs and Cost Analysis
  • Compose a robust budgeting/forecasting model and provide analysis on all areas of business including cashflow
  • Produce management accounts including a dashboard
  • Manage all statutory reporting which includes preparation of VAT returns
  • Support the planning for new service lines from a finance perspective
  • Implement financial controls and governance that is suitable for a growing SME business
  • Managed the set up of financial software system

Key Skills & Experience Needed:

  • Must be fully qualified Accountant either ACA, ACCA or CIMA or equivalent  
  • Ideally a first degree however must be degree educated
  • Needs to of headed up a finance function previously for a number of years in their career within a growing SME business
  • Self-starter who can manage a finance function with minimal involvement from senior management
  • Business services or ecommerce experience will be needed 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an in-house finance manager role
  • Experience within business services and e-commerce sector would highly desirable
  • Experience managing accountancy packages including Sage & Kashflow
  • Highly proficient in MS Office particularly Excel & PowerPoint
  • Expert work ethic and communication skills in particular able to present financial data clearly and concisely

Reference: 41165056

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