Finance Manager

Job details

Posted Friday 08 September 2023
Salary £60,000 - £73,000
Location Ascot
Job type Permanent
Reference 2900
Recruiter Name Miles Gallagher

Senior Accountant - Finance and Accounting Manager Hybrid

Location: Ascot, Berkshire

About Us:

Our client is a dynamic and growing FMCG company committed to achieving excellence in financial management. We're currently seeking a Senior Accountant - Finance and Accounting Manager to join our dedicated team. This role offers a fantastic opportunity for a seasoned finance professional to play a pivotal role in our financial strategy and contribute to our continued success. This role would suite candidates that are looking to step up into a Financial Controller / Financial Director role in 18months time.

Job Description:

As a Senior Accountant - Finance and Accounting Manager you will take on a multifaceted role with responsibilities that span accounting, financial management, and strategic planning. You'll work closely with senior leadership to ensure financial stability, enhance profitability, and drive our organization's growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly Management Accounts and reports for group companies, including thorough account reconciliations.
  • Monitor bank account balances and maintain strong communication with financial institutions.
  • Manage foreign currency transactions, including currency purchases and swaps to facilitate supplier payments.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to other members of the accounts function, ensuring smooth operations.
  • Accurately record financial transactions for the department and company.
  • Establish and maintain financial policies and robust management information systems.
  • Collaborate across departments, offering support through ad hoc reporting, reconciliations, and financial analysis.
  • Analysis of financial performance and contribute to medium and long-term business planning and forecasts.
  • Offer expert advice on the financial implications of business decisions, enabling informed choices.
  • Interpret and communicate financial data to non-financial managers, bridging the gap between finance and other functions.
  • Maintain financial records and support auditing efforts.
  • Take charge of annual statutory account and company budget production.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • A minimum of 6 years' practical experience in finance and accounting.
  • Qualified Accountant with ACCA, AC, or CIMA certification.
  • Experience in preparing Management Accounts.
  • Strong technical accounting ability and proficiency in Microsoft products.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • A dedicated team player with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with CRM applications like Navision/Microsoft Dynamics (beneficial).
  • Commercial awareness with an understanding of financial regulations and business operations.
  • Knowledge of business strategy and methodology.
  • Critical thinking and the ability to make informed decisions.
  • Proficiency in explaining complex financial information in a clear and understandable way.

Salary £60,000 - £73,000 plus bonus

Location Ascot, Berkshire. Hybrid 3 days a week in the office