Haines Watts

Finance Manager

Haines Watts
London, West London
13 May 2022
10 Jun 2022
Ryan Ellis
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Finance Manager

We are currently supporting our client, Nicola Harding & Co, with their recruitment of new a Finance Manager to join their close-knit, supportive team based out of their studio in Queens Park.

Nicola Harding & Co are an award winning and internationally recognised design practice specialising in commercial and residential projects. They create comfortable and atmospheric spaces that truly reflect and perfectly fit the people who use them, while at all times maintaining committed to sustainability and ensuring sustainable options are explored and implemented at every stage of each project.

As the Finance Manager you will report directly to the owners and be responsible for accounting and forecasting all financial matters of the business to ensure its financial health, as well as management of the financial systems of the business.

The Finance Manager will need to report monthly on the financial health of the business and their projects. While running the systems, they should also be constantly evaluating procedures, both in terms of software and manual routines.

The individual ideally will have experience of working within an owner managed business, as well as possessing a meticulous attention to detail, excellent IT skills and strong knowledge of accounting systems and software.

The responsibilities and duties of the Finance Manager role will include;

  • Processing bank reconciliations
  • Processing payments
  • Maintaining cash flow
  • Project specific reporting and monitoring of profitability across projects
  • Monthly sales invoicing
  • Managing credit control
  • Monthly reconciliations of all control accounts
  • Processing quarterly VAT returns
  • Processing monthly payroll
  • Ensuring compliance with PAYE procedures, including auto-enrolment
  • Producing monthly management accounts
  • Producing annual statutory returns
  • Processing year-end accounting procedures
  • Regular review of supplier accounts
  • Recruiting for the finance team and line managing junior staff members


  • Previous experience within a Finance Manager role
  • Experience of working within an owner managed business
  • Proficient with IT and software, including Xero


  • Part qualified ACCA , CIMA or qualified by experience

Personal qualities

  • Good communicative skills
  • Self-starter
  • Team player
  • Resilient
  • Honest
  • Flexibility
  • Commercial awareness

In return you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as flexible working opportunities and a supportive, nurturing environment within a growing, sustainability conscious company.

Please apply or contact Ryan Ellis at to find out more.

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