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  • Job reference: RMS0196780

Finance Manager

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Workington, Cumbria
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 10/07/2018
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Role:
This role is responsible for the day to day operational management of a small finance team (3 staff), which includes the provision of financial and management accounting services to the Company and its subsidiaries/Parent Company.

Preparation of monthly management accounts to cost centre level including detailed
variance analysis in accordance with strict deadlines
* Preparation of annual Company budgets and quarterly re-forecasts.
* Preparation of draft year-end financial accounts including PBC file and liaison with
external auditors for year-end audit
* Supervise processing and maintenance of Purchase Ledger and process monthly
supplier BACS runs
* Ensure up to date processing of Sales Ledger and maintenance of debtors ledger
ensuring that the Company DSO is maintained to acceptable levels.
* Funds management - production of a monthly rolling cash flow forecast to be
submitted to Head Office
* Ensure Fixed Asset Register is fully up to date, Capital Expenditure is signed off
appropriately and depreciation is posted to nominal ledgers on a monthly basis
* Liaison with Sales and Operations to provide sales quotations to major clients as
* PAYE - ensure all upto date and relevant legislation is adopted together with monthly
HMRC updates and company HR changes, and, perform a monthly check on
accuracy of payroll prior to processing and RTI submission.
* Pension administration - ensure integrity of data and liaison with pension provider
and external advisers.
* Checking of quarterly VAT return prior to submission

Core Competencies
* Highly skilled in Excel and able to handle large quantities of data
* Excellent time management skills and multi-tasker
* Ability to work to strict deadlines
* Strong organisational skills and able to effectively prioritise competing
* Ability to constructively challenge where required, and, to be challenged.
* Excellent Punctuality & time-keeping
* Ability to form good relationships at all levels
* Presentation skills

Personal Qualities
* Proven ability, maturity and confidence to deal with a diverse range of personnel &
* Self-starter, able to manage a variety of projects independently.
* Commitment to achieving deadlines and meeting objectives
* Ability to work on own initiative
* Effective and empathetic management style with good team mentoring skills of team
* Can take ownership for problems and assignment to resolution
* Shows leadership, but is also a good team player

The Company:
Our Client is a first rate educational body with an end goal of educating, developing and inspiring the next generation of workers to the highest standard in order for them to enter the local working market. Our client operates in over 7 locations within Cumbria and has contributed monumentally to the local supply chain with 97% of apprentices going directly in to full time employment.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Qualified accountant with membership of CIMA/ACCA/ICAEW (or relevant
accounting body)
* A minimum of 3 year's experience post qualification
* Experienced in the preparation of budget, forecasts and business plans
* Taxation - up to date knowledge and practical understanding of payroll; all aspects of
HMRC legislative requirements,
* Strong technical ability in financial accounting and preparation of accounts to
statutory level.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
A track record of managing a finance team (no less than 2 years' experience)
* Experience of dealing with major sales contracts
* Knowledgeable user of SAGE 200, SAGE Payroll systems and Hyperion
* Experience of Government funding contracts in the education sector - knowledge of
ESFA funding
* Knowledge/practical experience of partial exemptions and irrecoverable VAT
* Experience of working within a Parent Group structure and knowledge of
integrated/solid consolidated accounting

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