Finance Manager - Northamptonshire

circa £35,000 - Accountancy
Ref: 225 Date Posted: Monday 08 Jul 2019
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Job Title – Finance Manager

Salary – circa £35,000

Status – Permanent

Location – Northampton

Hours - Monday to Friday 0800-1700 

The Role

  • Responsible for financial forecasts and projections including profit & loss accounts, fixed asset accounts, VAT returns, and dealing with ¼ returns & inspections.
  • Responsible for managing cash flow. Liaising with the bank & invoice discounting.
  • Day to day running of accounts
  • Month and Year end figures and projections
  • Responsible for all Companies house documentation and timely submission of information
  • Collation of payroll information for 3rd party
  • Managing of company insurance plan, updating the insurance company for any changes to be covered.
  • Liaising with banks and invoice discounting
  • Liaising with Trading department for trading updates and expenditure, ensuring that all invoices and payments are made.
  • Check haulage expenditure and figures and haulage accounts analysis
  • Oversee and manage company expenditure and plan into financial forecasts
  • Manage grant funding.
  • Answer the telephone
  • Authorise and organise staff holiday rota

The ideal candidate/role profile:

  • Ideally you will have experience of working within a SME Business, someone who understands the need to adapt and flex within a small team
  • Proficient with Sage 50 accounts and able to top end accounts ie - month end and year end figures.
  • Comfortable with prepayments, accruals, fixed assets etc
  • Experience of dealing with banks and organise finance / leases etc if required.
  • Able to multi task and not be phased by being asked to assist with things that may not just be straight forward accounts - the joys of a small business and everyone helping each other.
  • Good social skills coupled with professionalism and very important confidentiality
  • Good IT skills - preferably experienced with excel.
  • Knowledge of payroll but will not have to process.
  • Some HR knowledge would be very helpful - will most likely have to get involved with issuing contracts of employment etc.

You will be seeking a pivotal role within a family run business which offers autonomy, ownership and key responsibilities. Someone who can think outside of the box, creative, plan and prioritise key tasks. You will be super-efficient, enjoy working in a small team where no two days are ever the same. This is a top and bottom role, more top than bottom! An opportunity to work alongside the owners of a fabulous business with a scope of opportunity to help continue to move the business forward.