Finance Manager

Bedford, Bedfordshire
£30000 - £40000 per annum
07 Jan 2019
07 Feb 2019
Laura Riley
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Part time

My client is seeking a Finance Manager, or a Chief Accountant, for their small Finance team based in Bedford.

Client Details

My client is a well established and highly respected local employer in Bedford. They are a hugely international business with operations worldwide, and due to their continuing success they are able to pursue and stable growth plan. This role has come about due to internal promotion showing that they offer career development and encourage it where possible.


The Finance Manager's responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing monthly Management Accounts, ensuring Group's accounting policies are followed.
  • Assisting with preparation of monthly Management Information pack
  • Preparing quarterly VAT Returns and Control Account reconciliations.
  • Assisting with preparation of Tax packs and Statutory financial statements.
  • Assisting with the external annual audit process.
  • Ensuring statutory returns are filed and paid on time.
  • Preparation and review of Balance sheet reconciliation Pack.
  • Cash management and Cashflow forecasting.
  • Overseeing sales and purchase ledger.
  • Manage, coach and motivate members of the finance team as the company grows.
  • Support the Finance Team in developing financial awareness in all Company departments.
  • Support in formulation of long term strategies
  • Oversee preparation of annual budgets and monthly forecasts for each location.
  • Monitor actual spend against budgets.
  • Develop reporting as and when needed to tighten cost control.
  • Promote and Develop financial awareness in all Company departments.
  • Ensure Group's policies are followed and processes developed where no precedent exists.
  • Develop KPIs and support Managers in achieving these.
  • Preparation & presentation of monthly Management Information pack variance analysis with Budget and forecasts).
  • Challenge operational teams and provide support for business cases (Operations, Sales, Delivery)
  • Provide analysis and advice of sales and customer profitability
  • Systems development, implementation, and country owner
  • Support in formulation of long term strategies
  • Ad hoc Projects
  • Ensure payroll is correctly processed


The successful Finance Manager will need to have:

  • A strong background in financial accounts including experience in:

  • Preparing Management Accounts
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Financial analysis
  • Team management experience

Job Offer

The salary on offer is between £30,000 and £40,000 dependent upon experience and qualification.

There will also be a study support package including time off for exams and a generous benefits package which includes 2 days holiday plus bank holidays and free parking.

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