Payroll and Finance Manager

Cambridge, UK
Competitive salary
20 Oct 2020
21 Oct 2020
Job role
Finance manager
Experience level
As we continue to grow and develop our services, we are seeking an experienced Finance and Payroll Manager to join our team on a part time basis, suggested 3 days per week.

Our staffing solutions division is growing at an exceptional rate with many new volume clients waiting in demand for our services.

We currently outsource this function however, and as we continue to bring external resources in-house, we are now considering interest from applicants with a particular focus on weekly (agency workers) and monthly payroll processes.

Our ideal applicant will demonstrate experience of working in a heavily compliant payroll function; whilst an agency background is preferred to include AWR legislation and holiday accrual, NHS payroll experience will also be considered.

This is a diverse role that will require implementation of new systems and processes.

Job purpose:

* To manage the finance function, with a focus on weekly and monthly payroll processes, by managing payroll preparation; completing reports; maintaining records so that the finance department may achieve their objectives in an effective and efficient manner.


* Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the company
* Process weekly and monthly payroll
* Process sales invoices
* Manage purchase invoices and suppliers
* Credit control
* Weekly bank reconciliation
* Provide timely reports and cashflow forecasts to the Director
* Work with an external accountancy firm for tax preparation and other financial needs as necessary
* Provide insightful information and expectations to senior executives to aid in long-term and short-term decision making
* Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company
* Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation

Person Specification

* Relates well to people from all backgrounds and levels and treats everyone with respect
* Consistently helpful, positive and collaborative
* Builds rapport
* Engages with others to better understand their requirements and develop appropriate solutions/improvements
* Engages and shares information with colleagues, internal and external audiences to support agreed courses of action
* Show initiative and is willing to take decisions within the accepted parameters of the role
* Attention to detail and accuracy
* Ability to prioritise and escalate where necessary
* Customer focused approach
* Manages own work to deliver on time
* Strives to improve their professional development


* Degree educated
* AAT, CMA, ACCA desirable


* Advanced knowledge of Xero and Sage Payroll - it would be advantageous to have experience of recommending and implementing an internal payroll system
* Knowledge of recruitment software or CRM systems
* Appropriate verbal and written communication skills
* Organisational and planning skills
* ICT literate with accurate keyboard skills

Start: January 2021
Location: Waterbeach, Cambridge
Hours: 8:30am to 5:30pm, 3 Days Per Week (Mon, Tues, Fri)
Salary: £negotiable
Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pension scheme, free parking, onsite gym (discounted rates), spa and beauty centre, childcare centre from 2020, onsite shower facilities, fruit basket and refreshments, MacBook, iPhone and above all else, a spacious environment surrounding by 10 acres of green land.

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