Finance Manager

  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Financial Control
  • Location
    Crawley, West Sussex
  • Salary
  • External Reference

A large international business based in Crawley has an excellent opportunity for a technically strong qualified (ACCA, ACA or CIMA) Finance Manager to lead a team covering a number of areas of the accounting process

Working closely with both the Shared Service Finance Team and Group Finance Function you will lead a small team in maintaining the integrity of the balance sheet, completion of regulatory returns, minimising financial risks, enforcing control & compliance, ensuring the cash, asset and expenses functions are well managed.

Key responsibilities

* Managing and reporting on the underlying financial records for Group and other entities
* Ensuring balance sheet accounts are fully reconciled to underlying records and risks are identified and mitigated on a timely basis.
* Assisting the UK Financial Controller with the statutory reporting process including taking the lead for preparation of audit files and be a key point of liaison with external auditors. To include analysis of large movements in the balance sheet
* Maintaining good visibility and control of working capital (debtors, creditors & stock)
* Business partnering the payroll department. To take overall responsibility for all payroll related balance sheet reconciliations and reporting thereon. To ensure the accurate posting of people and deductions on those salaries in the balance sheet.
* Providing technical accounting guidance for senior management.
* Validating accuracy and ensure timely submission of the quarterly VAT returns and EC sales list & CIS returns
* Team management, including promoting training and staff development

Keys skills / experience

* Qualified accountant - ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA ideally with substantial post-qualification experience
* Proven track record of reviewing financial accounts, postings and reports
* Good experience of day to day management of a finance team in a medium-large organisation in a similar role
* Knowledge of SAP software is highly desirable, or a similar ERP such as Oracle
* Year-end audit experience to manage internal preparations and liaison with external auditors to ensure a smooth year-end close to timetable is essential
* Solid knowledge of fundamental accounting principles, UK GAAP and best accounting practice
* IFRS/ FRS102 knowledge
* Well developed ICT skills with Microsoft Office packages, but to specifically include advanced Excel. Badenoch and Clark acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Badenoch and Clark UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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