Finance Manager

The Role

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Finance Manager to work closely with the VP of Finance and take charge of the full spectrum of financial and management accounting, including assisting with all regulatory reporting for the Wealden entities. You will be responsible for some aspects of office administration and will undertake other duties as required by senior management.

The role requires a person who can complete the job at hand and use their initiative and experience to work alone but also as an integral part of a global team, assisting with all accounting needs initially for UK and India with expansions planned over the next 2 years. This is an exciting opportunity to take on a fresh challenge and develop your career in a dynamic and rapidly growing company.

Some of the key responsibilities of a Finance Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing day-to-day accounting using QuickBooks, handling invoicing, cash management, and credit control, keeping full accounting records for the Group up to date
  • Completing monthly accounts for all entities, UK and India, on a timely basis
  • Monitoring all bank accounts on a daily basis and reconciliation on a monthly basis
  • Reconciling balance sheet accounts at the month-end and investigating differences
  • Ensuring accurate and timely reporting of cash flows and management accounts
  • Assisting with preparation of reports and reconciliations for annual audits, and liaising with auditors to ensure compliance with relevant statutory requirements and standards
  • Assisting with all Group tax affairs includes corporation tax, VAT and any other HMRC returns
  • Supporting the financial planning for completion of annual budgets and forecasts
  • Maintaining asset registers and control over fixed assets of the company

The Benefits

The benefits of being a Finance Manager include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension scheme + 22 days’ annual holiday
  • Regular company socials, complimentary team breakfast, flexible working and more

The Person

The key skills and qualities of a Finance Manager:

  • University degree (2:1 or above); and a professional accounting qualification (pref. ACA, ACCA)
  • Preferably has 2 years’ industry experience in at least a medium-sized organisation, with management accounting experience including budgeting, forecasting and monthly reporting
  • Proficient in financial accounting, controls and reporting, including external statutory reporting; and in preparation and management of audits
  • Sound knowledge of QuickBooks; excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite is desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills combined with strong influencing and leadership skills; able to build relationships easily and galvanise a team
  • High level of planning, organisation and time management, able to work well under pressure, prioritise a heavy workload and work both reactively and pro-actively
  • A team player with a strategic outlook and the ability to drive change where necessary, possessing a high degree of integrity, tact, diplomacy and corporate spirit

Knowledge of UK and India GAAP; and knowledge of license contract management, completion and maintenance an advantage.

Job Category: Finance & Administration
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: London

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