Finance Manager - West Midlands

Ref: 353 Date Posted: Monday 20 Jun 2022
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Finance Manager

£35-£40k DOE


A Manufacturing client is now seeking to recruit an experienced Finance Manager to ensure the smooth running of the office and manage the accounts’ function. The ideal candidate will have a natural ability to adapt to change, be flexible and able to manage anything that might come their way. The Finance Manager will play a major part in supporting the senior leadership team which will include providing general administrative support where needed.

Objectives of this Role

  • Accounts Management including, multi-currency reconciliations, ensuring daily reconciliation and reporting is completed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Journal intercompany entries with multiple currencies to international subsidiaries
  • Currency revaluations and exchange rate monitoring
  • Daily bank reconciliation of five bank accounts
  • Issuing invoices to customers and external partners, as needed, reconciling invoices, and identifying discrepancies
  • Purchase ledger management and pay suppliers
  • Undertake credit control activities and reporting
  • Consulting with Management Accountant re month and year-end reporting
  • Credit card reconciliations and expense reports
  • Collating payroll information, coordinating payroll for submission to an external accountant 
  • Maintain office efficiency by maintaining the appearance of communal areas and providing direct administrative support as needed, including scheduling appointments, meetings, and events, booking travel, maintaining a filing system, and handling correspondence.
  • Consult with facility management vendors, including cleaning, catering and security services and manage contract and price negotiations with office vendors, service providers and office lease
  • Undertake HR-related tasks such as record keeping of employees, sickness and holiday records and update and maintain office policies as necessary as well as assist in the onboarding process for new hires
  • Address employee’s queries regarding office management issues (e.g., stationery, hardware, IT and office equipment and travel arrangements)
  • Oversee the guest experience and ensure a personal, friendly experience for anyone coming into the office
  • Implement established policies and procedures, measure outcomes against standards, and improve operational flow when identified
  • Support sales and procurement at peak times

Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong time-management, organisation, problem-solving and people skills, flexibility, and ability to multitask
  • Advanced computer skills and experience with proficiency in Microsoft Office specifically Excel, with the aptitude to learn new software and systems
  • Previous success in a senior finance role
  • Engaging personality and optimistic outlook
  • Ability to manage confidential information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills