Finance Manager

United Kingdom
25700.00 - 33400.00 GBP Annual
20 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
My client, based on the edge of Cambridge, is in the public sector and consists of four entities. The organisation is now seeking to appoint a Finance Manager. This role can either be done by one person full time or two people covering different aspects of it. If the role were part time, one person would be needed for 22 hours a week split over four to five days and one person would be needed for 15 hours a week. My client is considering both options.

The role is varied and consists of the following elements:

• Overseeing day to day operations of the Finance Office including staff management
• Preparing and monitoring the budget
• Preparing and updating the three-year forecast
• Administering the monthly outsourced payroll
• Balance sheet reconciliations
• Preparing summaries of income and expenditure and liabilities using Excel
• Ad hoc projects and analysis
• Visiting all entities to review performance and explain financial issues to non financial people
• Hands on accounting such as VAT Returns and maintaining the fixed asset register

To be successful in your application, you will ideally have a public sector background although applications from candidates in industry will be considered. You will have strong Excel skills including V-Lookups and Sumifs and a knowledge of Sage. In addition, you must have clear communication skills and be adept in explaining financial matters to non financial people. You must have an accounting qualification but the client is flexible as to what that is and is prepared to consider AAT, ACCA, CIMA or ACA.

Benefits include 23 days holiday plus Bank Holidays. This rises to 28 days after 5 years and eventually to 30 days. The client offers a local government pension scheme and free parking.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 13th March