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Finance Manager

c£45,000 + Benefits

Swindon  CCR  1158

Following increased demand, this well established and financially secure SME seeks to strengthen its finance department with the addition of a Finance Manager. The business is very successful and provides specialist scientific, engineering and technical services to UK blue chip, international, and SME clients.

Reporting to the Finance Director and supported by a small team, your responsibilities will include all routine financial and management accounting. Specific duties will encompass budgeting, variance reporting and commentary, cashflow forecasting and analysis, P&L and Balance sheet. You will also be responsible for annual and quarterly statutory accounting. Exposure to commercial activity will be gained through working with operations in reviewing projects to ensure agreed milestones are reached and margins are sustained. You will also ensure that issues related to the sales processes are dealt with effectively to promote timely payment by clients. Other duties will involve implementing system and process improvements as well as assisting the Finance Director in providing support to the business.

You should be an objective driven qualified accountant seeking to develop your career in a first or second management role. Good Excel and Access skills are required, together with ERP systems knowledge. Good interpersonal and communication skills at all levels will be needed to lead a small team and for dealing with senior managers. The ability to influence change would be advantageous.

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