Finance Manager

  • Job Reference: 277923/3/KCh/KC
  • Date Posted: 14 February 2020
  • Recruiter: Metzger Search & Selection
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £55,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Public & Social Sector
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Title: Finance Manager
Company: Educational Sector Company
Salary: to £60k
Location: Central London

Are you a Head of Finance or Finance Manager or Financial Controller within an SME ? Do you want to make a real difference to the strategic direction of an entrepreneurial company ? Can you help to improve the bottom line ? Are you an innovative and progressive thinker ? Are you a leader of people ? Are you able to interpret data and translate it to help make strategic business decisions ?

Our client is a global player in the education market and are looking for a Finance Manager to work closely with the UK Senior management team and help make informed financial decisions that grow and improve this company's value, whilst providing leadership over other financial employees.

The Finance Manager is a very varied and interesting role and will report to the CFO in Australia with a strong dotted line to the international Operations Director UK, Canada and USA. The Finance Manager will be pivotal in managing the Management Reporting and Financial Accounting responsibility for the business. A key objective of the Finance Manager is to bring the outsourced Finance Function back in house.

To succeed in this interesting and varied role you will be a Finance Manager or Financial Controller or Head of Finance and a qualified accountant (ACA / ACCA or similar) with a track record of Financial Accounting within a SME environment. The ability to manage a small accounting team is essential as is tangible experience producing year end and monthly accounts.

Key accountabilities for the Finance Manager will include:
*Preparation of monthly management accounts, year-end accounts, annual budgets
*Provision of a monthly report to the CEO and CFO based in Australia
*Attending the monthly management meeting
*Monitoring Margin reports
*Monitoring business costs and re-negotiating of supply contacts
*Financial Accounting - processing supplier invoices, preparing payments via BACS
*Liaising with the payroll bureau
*VAT returns
*Oversee Bookkeeper

Finance Manager Person Profile:

*Detail conscious/diligent/accurate/quick
*Highly numerate Resourceful/proactive/instinctive
*Familiar with good business and financial discipline
*An intelligent, approachable person with excellent communication skills
*A team player with natural motivational and inspirational ability
*Good understanding of business and commercial issues
*Ability to keep a tight cost base
*Experienced in SAGE
*Experience in Man management
*Hand-on approach

If you are a Finance Manager, Financial Controller, Head of Finance or similar working for an SME organisation (not a big corporate) and want to make a real difference in your job please email us your cv in Word format quoting the reference: 277923/3/KCh/KC. Unfortunately We are unable to accept telephone enquiries due to the volume of applications.