|Job Title:||Finance Manager|
|Department/Location:||Head office in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol; however an element remote working is a possibility (fully remote while COVID lockdown restrictions apply). Bristol (or proximal) located.|
|Reports to:||Finance Director|
|Staff Responsibilities||2 x Financial Accountants|
|Core hours of work:||3 days per week|
|Salary Range:||£ dependent on experience, qualifications & skills|
|This is a great opportunity to be involved in a dynamic, growing business based in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. You will be a core member of the finance department, overseeing two members of staff responsible for transaction processing, billing, credit control and purchase approval processes.|
Reporting to the Finance Director, you will be responsible for the accuracy of Xero, tax payments and filings, financial controls & processes, month-end and preparation of monthly management accounts. You will support financial planning and analysis through forecasting & the preparation of insightful reporting.
|Ensuring all transactions are accurately recorded in the accounting system, through supervision of the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & Payroll/expenses processes. Ensuring bank transactions are reconciled in a timely manner.||Working with the Financial Accountant to resolve customer queries, optimise credit control & cashflow.|
|Generating monthly management accounts including posting journals for payroll, prepayments, accruals, depreciation and CAPEX. Analysing variances against budget and prior period & preparing project, customer and product revenue & GM reports.||Working with the Finance Director & external accountants on to ensure Statutory Accounts, Corporation Tax returns & other compliance matters are addressed.|
|Overseeing the billing process & support the Billing Administrator, ensuring new services are accurately added to the billing platform in accordance with contracts, CDRs are loaded on a timely basis and exceptions are resolved.||Provision of payroll information to external payroll bureau. Calculation of monthly commission payments. Working with external accountants to ensure compliance with PAYE/NI/VAT/P11D requirements.|
|Preparation of cashflow and P&L forecasts. Loading budgets & reforecasts into Xero. Updating the Chart of Accounts as necessary.||Supporting the Finance Director & the Board on ad-hoc projects, business cases, system improvements, pricing projects & legal/compliance matters.|
|Qualifications & Training||Educated to Degree level.|
Advanced Excel skills (pivot/lookups).
Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA).
|Experience||At least three year’s relevant work experience in a Finance Manager capacity.|
Demonstrable Xero experience.
Sound knowledge of double entry bookkeeping, month-end close processes, experience of running financial processes and financial & management reporting.
Understanding of VAT, CT, PAYE & NI rules.
Experience of statutory reporting.
|Qualities and Attitude||Well-organised, good team player, problem-solving approach, good attention to detail, commercially focused and proactive.|
|Product Knowledge||All necessary product knowledge will be provided.|
|Strong organisational skills||Strong analytical and problem-solving skills|
|Good interpersonal skills||Multi-tasker with ability to work towards deadlines|
|Effective communicator, on phone, in writing and in person||Commercially minded|
Note: This job description is not exhaustive and will be subject to periodic review. It may be amended to meet the changing needs of the business. The post-holder will be expected to participate in this process, and we would aim to reach agreement on any changes.