Commercial Finance Manager / Accountant

35000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual + GBP35000 – GBP40000/annum
13 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract type
Full time
Our client is seeking a candidate to join their professional and friendly team as Finance Business Partner.

The ideal candidate will be a part qualified accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA) however candidates who are unqualified with the relevant commercial skills will be considered.

Reporting to the Commercial Finance Director the successful candidate will provide financial support (planning & analysis) to the business.

Hours of work: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (30 minute lunch hour each day) 24 days holiday, Life Assurance (Death in Service) x2 annual salary and Nest Pension.

Salary is between GBP35,000 – GBP40,000 per annum dependant on experience.

Experience required:

* Experience within a finance/accounting function
* Ideally some experience of sales reporting, management reporting, cash management and budgeting and forecasting
* Experience of ERPs and other finance systems preferable
* A candidate with advanced Microsoft Excel experience is essential as the department are heavily reliant on this package alongside excellent Microsoft Word and ideally, PowerPoint skills

Role accountabilities:

Monthly Management Accounts

* Assist in the preparation of the Group consolidated management accounts
* Analyse financial performance
* Complete balance sheet reconciliations
* Complete reporting packs lead periodic review meetings with budget holders
* Preparation of European VAT returns


* Preparation of weekly cashflow reporting (Short & Medium Term)
* Review payment plans and variances to forecast
* Assist in the development of cash flow modelling

Monthly financial reporting to managers, board, investors and lenders

* Assist in the continuing development of the monthly reporting framework
* Assist in the preparation of the monthly management reporting for distribution to managers, board, investors and lenders
* Monitor financial performance against budget, rolling forecast and quarterly forecast and investigate variances

KPI Reporting

* Assist in the continuing development of financial and non–financial KPI reporting
* To monitor, report, investigate and follow up these KPIs
* Assist in the development of reporting to enable information to be reviewed in line with current business plan

Forecasting future financial performance of the business

* Assist in the preparation of annual revenue, margin & overhead budgets
* Assist in the preparation of the 5–year business plan
* Assist in the preparation and development of rolling business forecasts and highlight risks & opportunities

Business Partnering

* To provide financial support and challenge to the wider business including Director's and Heads of departments
* Ad–hoc analysis & information requests

Financial Appraisal's & Analysis

* New products & pricing
* Productivity or development initiatives
* Capital expenditure requests

Our client is not seeking a job hopper or clock watcher however they do believe in work/life balance.

Please bear in mind that you may not hear from us straight away. Due to the high level of applications we receive every day, we can only respond to applicants whose skills and qualifications are suitable for this position. If you would like to be considered for similar and future positions, or for a complete listing of all our current vacancies, please visit our web

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