Finance Manager

35000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual + Bens
16 Nov 2016
08 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Bristol - close to main transport links

??35,000 - ??45,000 + Bens

The Finance Manager will assist the Head of Finance in the day to day running of the Finance function for this Global SME technology firm, ensuring best practice procedures, accurate and timely meeting of compliance requirements and partnering with the business in providing high calibre financial information. You should have excellent communication skills and the ability to convey technical financial issues to a wide variety of people. Commercially aware and astute you will be able to recognise opportunities for change and improvement. This role will be responsible for managing, developing and mentoring one Finance FTE.

* Monthly Balance Sheet review, reconciliation and control
* Monthly management reporting including, variance analysis and reforecast
* Project analysis
* Cash management and weekly cashflow forecast
* Control of accounts system, bank accounts and Credit Cards (???, ??, $) - including expenses
* Monthly reconciliation of Group Bank Accounts and Credit Cards
* Manage year-end audits and quarterly reviews and implement any audit findings
* Control of the AP and AR functions including negotiating payment dates with creditors
* Preparing of divisional management accounts, timesheet analysis and expense reporting
* Develop and routinely report monthly management data in a suite of reports covering time, utilisation and expenses
* Ensure compliance with accounting principles/corporation tax
* Ensure good cost control
* Proactively improve processes and use of financial system
* Oversee global monthly payroll and pension process / payments
* Statutory Filing - electronic preferred
* VAT reconciliation and filing
* Fixed Assets Reporting
* Expense reimbursement review, processing, coding
* Administration of government deductions (CSA, auto-enrolment etc.)
* Budgeting and Forecasting
* Financial modelling
* Process responsibility for invoicing and payments in the region
* Oversight of payroll, benefits, and staff expenses in the region
* Management of outsourced services and relationship with external bookkeeping partners
* Management and development of a small team of accountants in the UK
* Oversight of the quarterly and annual financial close process and related reports
* Main contact for local national tax and regulatory authorities in coordination with local outsourcing partners
* Review, develop and implement process improvements related to accounting procedures and controls
* Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities
* Compliance with all laws, regulations and policies
* Business support including cost optimization, profitability analysis, pricing, financial business steering and financial support for decision making
* Keep abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation
* Select, develop and evaluate personnel to ensure efficient operation of the overall process
* Maintain ledgers and contributing to the regular financial reporting as well as audit related routines.
* Supervise the month end process for EMEA accounts including calculation of accruals, deferrals, WIP and revenue recognition postings per US GAAP


* Track record as finance all-rounder, including budgeting, accounting, controlling, reporting
* 5+ years in a Finance role focused on the responsibilities noted above
* Experience in Payroll and HR Information systems (includes US and ROI payroll) and sound, up to date payroll knowledge - Paylocity, Blue Marble, FocalPoint etc.
* A strong understanding of pension, NI, tax and other payroll and relevant regulatory matters
* Qualified Accountant, or working towards (ACA / ACCA / CIMA)
* Software Experience:

* Intermediate level MS Excel user required
* Access Dimensions (ERP) & Focal Point (Timesheets) beneficial
* Beginning level MS Word (creating new documents, formatting and saving)
* Intermediate level MS Outlook (scheduling multiple attendees for a meeting, adding attachments in mail and calendar items)

* The ability to be extremely discrete and safeguard sensitive, company and employee, confidential information is a requirement
* Take a methodical and organized approach to handling data and information from various sources in a timely manner
* Spot and investigate potential errors in data
* Be willing to take on tasks outside of your usual responsibilities and comfort zone. Exhibit a "do what it takes" attitude
* Exhibiting good follow-up and follow through will be critical. Being proactive and driving your open projects / processes to close will be a must
* Be a self-starter and be comfortable working with minimal supervision at times
* Have a good grasp of numbers and the English language. Exhibit solid communications skills - both written and verbal, addressing policies and numerical information will be central to the role
* Sound knowledge of finance systems
* Strong analytical skills
* Works independently under pressure in a constantly changing environment
* Logically minded
* Confident working with senior stakeholders
* Ambitious and driven


* Annual holidays (25 days - increases with tenure)
* Bank holidays (in addition to annual holiday noted above)
* Enhanced sick time
* Employee share option scheme
* Pension plan scheme with employer match
* Flexible office environment
* Casual work environment
* Pet friendly offices (clean, trained and well behaved dogs)
* Great team environment - we've here to help provide everything you need to be successful