Athwal Resourcing is recruiting for a high calibre Finance Manager for an ambitious business that operates in the distribution sector and is set to double its turnover in coming years.
Reporting into the Finance Director, the Finance Manager will ensure the timeliness and accuracy of management accounting and to oversee all transactional processing and being responsible for both the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable teams. The role will also manage the working capital, ensure the financial plans and budget are up to date and financial performance is in line with the strategic goals. Together with ensuring robust financial controls and disciplines are in place and to work closely with internal key members of the senior management team to find solutions to issues and deputise for the Finance Director where necessary.
The Finance Manager position will have wide-ranging responsibilities including:
Management Accounts: Taking ownership and completion of timely monthly management accounts pack and KPI analysis including Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet analysis with review of reconciliations and production of Board packs;
Staff Management: Provide leadership training, support and development for the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable teams. Ensuring the smooth management of customer and supplier accounts, and the collection of outstanding debt from customers and timely payments to suppliers;
Working Capital Management: Managing cash flow on a monthly, quarterly and annually basis and oversee the management of the company’s bank accounts in Pounds and US Dollars;
External submissions: Ensure timely external submissions to the Statutory and Tax authorities and other Regulatory Authorities in terms of pensions, taxation and account filing;
Business Partner: Providing financial and commercial support to other functions of the business;
Process Improvements: To keep policies, procedures and processes up to date and to manage and develop financial controls and systems.
Other Projects: Be a key support to the finance team for SAP financial accounting package and established AS400 operating system.
Ideally you will:
Either be a finalist or qualified ACMA/CIMA, ACA or ACCA;
Have extensive hands-on accounts experience and a good understanding of financial reporting;
Possess excellent man management skills in leading a transactional processing team and Assistant Accountants;
Good financial and analytical skills and a solid understanding of IT & Financial systems with knowledge of SAP and AS400 would be advantageous;
Strong drive to ensure there is continuous improvements and getting things done;
Able to communicate with all levels of the business, both with finance and non-finance staff;
Demonstrates ability to manage, supervise, organise workload and motivate team members, including proactively measuring their effective performance;
Maintains a high level of personal integrity at all times even when working under pressure;
Continually challenge & influence key personnel to make balanced decisions for the benefit of the whole business.
The business prides itself on being accredited with the Investors in People award and being “1 Star Best Companies” accreditation for associate engagement. The company will offer you a career progressive opportunity with excellent salary and extensive benefits.