• Finance Manager

    Location: Derbyshire Salary: £55,000 Position: Permanent

    Astute Financial Recruitment is partnering with a well-regarded business in North Derbyshire as they seek to hire a new Finance Manager.

     

    My client is a well-established global business and a market leader in their field. They continue to experience strong growth and are now looking to strengthen the team with a seasoned finance professional who will bring sound financial control and strategic input into the business.

     

    Reporting into the Head of Finance, you will oversee the full accounting function for a number of the UK businesses in addition to offering your strategic financial advice and guidance to non-finance colleagues.

     

    Duties:

     

    Operate as one team within Finance to help create a positive team spirit throughout the organisation

    Build better working relationships and utilise through business networks to improve inter-company reconciliations and payments through Netting

    Create and support a culture of continuous improvement

    Support in harmonization and standardization of processes

    Assist in identifying ways to create efficiencies. Identify process improvements that will create a time or resource efficiency

    Support Fast Actual Reporting “FAR” during month end close by preparing accounts by WD1

    Month End Duties: Reconcile the fixed asset register and post depreciation on a monthly basis – Calculate and post payroll journal prior to month end processes – Calculate the post-holiday pay and annualised hours accruals – Calculate sales rebates and raise credit notes quarterly and annually – Prepare all accrual journals on working day one -Calculate all month end journals in AX on working day one ensuring work orders are closed – Provide support to the team in the preparation of month end management accounts up to TB level and provide analysis – Raise all free text invoices

    Compliance Duties: Ensure detective controls are being completed in accordance with the groups internal controls

    Provide support to ensure Group VAT submission is completed in a timely manner, including EC Sales, Intrastat and VAT for each Company

    Complete balance sheet reconciliation in week 3 of every month in line with the risk matrix

    Reconcile, analyse and clear down historical purchase orders receipted where no invoice has been posted (trade accounts received not invoiced) account

     

    Qualifications:

     

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

     

    Self-starter, must be able to work under own direction

    IT literate, minimum requirement to be able to use Microsoft programs such as Outlook, Excel and Word at ideally intermediate / advanced level including pivot tables and V Lookups

    Team player

    Positive communicator with an enthusiastic attitude

    Able to accept “change”

    Work under own initiative and be self-motivating

    Proactive response to problem solving

    Strong attention to detail and accuracy

    Be able to work flexibly, ability to support and work with various departments and levels of management

    Reliable, punctual and eager to learn

    Strong organisational skills

    Able to work to high standards

    Customer focussed (internal and external)

     

    Preferred Attributes

     

    Relevant qualification; AAT qualified, ACMA or ACA (part or wholly qualified

    Proven experience of working at the level of Financial Manager ideally within a manufacturing environment

    Ideally, experience of managing a team of direct reports

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