Finance Manager

W4 5YS, London (Greater)
£48000 - £55000
07 May 2021
04 Jun 2021
Job Title
Finance Manager
Experience Levels
Newly Qualified
Contract Type
Full Time

Media Organisation is currently seeking a permanent Finance Manager to join their team.  The successful candidate would ideally be Newly Qualified or 2-year PQE.  Who is keen to work for a global company who is currently expanding.  The Finance Manager would require excellent business partnering skills and able to work in a fast paced/dynamic environment.  Media sector experience is advantageous however not essential.

Duties of the Finance Manager include:

  • Be a conduit between Finance and non-finance departments, to ensure that there is a communication flow where problems and enquires can be raised and resolved.
  • Deal with finance queries and follow through to resolution, ensuring all stakeholders are updated.
  • Manage the finance team.
  • Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the company, such as invoice processing, payments, and other transactions.
  • Manage the payment process. ensure the efficiency of the payments function with prompt, accurate and timely payments to suppliers and freelancers.
  • Prioritize and plan workloads to ensure deadlines and objectives are met.
  • Develop appropriate controls over the end-to-end AP process.
  • Build and drive forward effective relationships and networks inside and outside of the business.
  • Work closely with various departments to address finance requirements.
  • Prepare monthly variance analysis against budgets, investigate key variances with budget holders and agree actions to reduce unfavourable variances.
  • Proactively work with non-financial managers to help them ‘own their numbers’.
  • Partner with relevant senior business leaders with the provision of high quality, timely and insightful information
  • Be an influential member of the organisation, developing strong links with managers across the business.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and forecasts.
  • Assist the FD with month end close.
  • Work closely with the FD to deliver process improvements and efficiencies within the department.
  • Support the annual audit process.
  • Continually look to improve finance processes.
  • Assist with ad-hoc requests.

Skills & Qualifications required for the Finance Manager position:

  • Newly qualified accountant preferable.
  • University degree or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Experience managing/supervising at least one member of staff required.
  • Solid communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Confidence working with colleagues and suppliers essential.
  • Relationship & people management ability, networking & creative problem solving.
  • Professionalism and integrity are essential.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability of working to a high standard while multi-tasking.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of process change leading to improvements in quality and levels of service.
  • Demonstrated experience in successful team leadership or management.
  • Familiarity with finance software.
  • Attention to detail, with an ability to spot numerical errors.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Great knowledge of MS Office Suite, particularly excel and excel functions.
  • Knowledge of accounting practices.
  • Ability to follow and implement company policies, processes, and procedures.