Finance Manager

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£32,000 - £38,000 DOE
19 Dec 2016
16 Jan 2017
Job Title
Finance Manager
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance Manager


£32,000 - £38,000 per annum DOE


Job Description

  •  Manage the full accounting operations of assigned Villages & Companies, including all monthly reporting to global finance team in Australia
  • Monthly forecasting for assigned Villages and Companies with provision of full commentary including variance analysis
  • Manage all aspects of the balance sheet including providing full reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Manage the treasury function for assigned Villages ensuring that sufficient funds are available to meet operating expenses and debt commitments at all times
  •  Work collaboratively with key members of various teams in the organisation to produce the annual budgets
  •  Preparation of Statutory Accounts and preside over annual audit
  •  Provide support and training to direct reports
  •  Provide strategic input, challenge and advice on various financial issues
  •  Review and supervise monthly / quarterly billing, debt and relationship with external collection agencies
  •  Preparation of VAT and Corporation tax returns in conjunction with Tax Manager (where appropriate and applicable)
  •  Lead various projects within the finance team and partner with other departments such as: improvement of finance processes, management of assets and advising of appropriate controls over payroll processes.


Key Competencies and Technical Skills 

  • Good understanding of financial management in a service based company and up to date knowledge of relevant finance and accounting standards
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and communicate financial information clearly to both financial and non-financial stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to liaise with all relevant stakeholders from banking partners and auditors to universities 
  • Strong attention to detail & problem solving skills
  • Ability to deal with and prioritise multiple tasks to meet deadlines 
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and intermediate Word skills
  • Good understanding of financial accounting and cash management 



  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified or similar
  • 5+ years experience in both financial and management accounting



25 Days holidays plus Bank Holidays and other Benefits