Job Description
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.

Primary Responsibilities
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.
Personal Specification 
Qualifications & TrainingEducated to Degree level.

Advanced Excel skills (pivot/lookups).

Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA).

ExperienceAt 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.


Billing platforms



Qualities and AttitudeWell-organised, good team player, problem-solving approach, good attention to detail, commercially focused and proactive. 
Product KnowledgeAll necessary product knowledge will be provided. 


Strong organisational skillsStrong analytical and problem-solving skills
Good interpersonal skillsMulti-tasker with ability to work towards deadlines
Effective communicator, on phone, in writing and in personCommercially 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.

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