Head of Finance / Senior Finance Manager

Rochester, Kent, England
Up to £40000 per annum
01 Feb 2018
01 Mar 2018
Bluetown Online
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Head of Finance

Location: Head Office, Rochester. Kent

Salary: £40K pro rata, + company pension scheme

Term: Permanent, Full time. (8am - 4pm or equivalent)

Benefits: Company pension scheme, healthcare scheme, mobile phone

Holiday: 33 days per year including Bank Holidays, pro rata. Rising with length of service

The organisation manufacture & distribute power, monitoring & control products and systems for marine, vehicle, off grid & commercial applications. Our customers include Sunseeker, Fairline, BBC, Vodafone and many others looking for innovative power solutions.

This position provides financial management for the businesses and ensures the businesses compile with their statutory financial responsibilities as well as protecting and progressing the company's growth in UK and International markets. The ideal candidate will have thorough experience of working in a manufacturing environment and be looking to drive their career forward with small, innovative businesses.

Job Role:

  • Manage all aspects of the accounts function and review accounting procedures and make changes to improve efficiency and control costs.
  • Preparation and monitoring of annual budget together with the management team.
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts and analysis of results for management team, together with the development of key performance indicators. Monitoring of results against budget.
  • Preparation of cashflow forecasts and management of cashflow on a day to day basis, including liaising with key customers with regard to payment.
  • Analysis costings and profitability of various areas of the business.
  • Liaise with other members of staff over the management and procedures on the MRP software system with regard to the accounting functions generated by the system.
  • Preparation of monthly payroll and ensure compliance with all matters relating to payroll including pensions.
  • Assist with HR issues
  • Preparation of VAT returns, Intrastat Returns , P11Ds - Annual Return of Expenses and Benefits and liaise with HMRC.
  • Liaise with accountants on preparation of the statutory accounts and general tax matters as required.
  • Liaise with accountants on preparation of the statutory accounts and general tax matters as required.
  • Liaise with bank and invoice discounters on general management of the facilities and preparation of forecasts as required. Provision of abbreviated management accounts to bank on a timely basis.
  • Preparation of financial information for grant applications and others as required.
  • Ensuring ongoing training of accounts staff.
  • Attend board and senior management meetings
  • Evaluate proposed projects and acquisitions to ensure that they are beneficial to the company;
  • Undertake risk management activities to protect and progress the company's financial wellbeing.

The Candidate:


  • Formal accountancy qualification or qualification by experience
  • Degree preferable
  • On-going skills training as appropriate
  • Ideally experienced in a manufacturing business environment
  • Minimum of 5 years senior management experience


  • Broad computer skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Experience with SAGE
  • Multi-currency experience


  • Working with senior management across a range of departments
  • Up to date with latest accounts packages
  • Confident liaising with external agencies

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Candidates with the relevant experience of job titles of; Head of Finance, Finance Director, Financial Controller, Senior Finance Manager, Director of Finance, CIMA, ACCA, ACA, ICAEW, Finance Management, Finance Services Manager, Head of Finance, CCAB Qualified Accountant, Senior Accountant, Finance Officer, Senior Book-Keeper, Finance Operations Manager, Financial Reporting, Sage50, Management Accountant may also be considered for this role.

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