Finance Manager - Maternity Cover

Location
England, Devon, Plymouth
Salary
£40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted
20 Aug 2021
Closes
17 Sep 2021
Ref
13923
Contact
Rachel Dawson
Job Title
Finance Manager
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Our client, a manufacturing company based in Plymouth are seeking an experienced Finance Manager/Financial Controller to join them for a 6-9-month maternity cover.

So that an in-depth handover can be carried out, we are ideally looking for a September / October start for the successful candidate.

This opportunity will be reporting into the Finance & Managing Director, and leading a team of 3 direct reports. As you will be working as part of a small Finance and Administration team, the role would suit somebody with experience within an engineering/manufacturing environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing a team with the timely and accurate completion of monthly reporting.
  • Managing the monthly processes of financial data entry and allocating tasks to members of the team, offering support where needed.
  • Management of all finances, including cash flow, accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax, VAT.
  • Management of monthly payroll for over 75 members of staff, including managing overtime, travel expenses and the company pension.
  • Management of HR function, including issuing offer letters and employment contracts, dealing with sick leave & pay, holiday calculations, assisting in developing company policies, issuing company announcements and providing support to line managers when HR issues arise.
  • Producing invoices for various types of customer contracts.
  • Producing regular financial data for Program Management teams.
  • Performing and approving monthly reconciliations.
  • Working with external accountants both in the UK and USA to process Year End Financial Statements.
  • Being involved with, and ensuring completion of any required audits.

The Candidate:

  • Strong IT skills including Excel and Sage programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills - to communicate in a professional manner to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Skilled in developing strong working relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
  • At least 2 years' experience managing a Finance department
  • A level of HR experience would also be desirable