Finance Manager - GBP40-50,000 DOE - London

Elite Associates
40000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual
08 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting new opportunity has arisen in one of the UK's leading cosmetic brands.They are a leading British cosmetic brand with over 30 years in the industry known for their dynamic, modern and cutting edge products. With an ethical core, this brand keep relevant while producing cruelty free products.

This is a management role reporting directly to the Managing Director. As the company expands, it is looking for a highly efficient and experienced Finance Manager to lead and modernise a small finance team. The successful candidate will be required to direct and manage all finance activities making recommendations for the ongoing and future financial strategy of the business.

Main Responsibilities:

*Manage the Finance function of the company. Ensure the smooth running & management of a small team
*Preparing of end of month accounts, accuracy of book entries and ledger review
*Variance Analysis:
Monthly/Quarterly (TBC by MD) meetings with relevant team members to discuss departmental P&Ls versus budget. Ensure that there is a focus on cost saving and controls around spending (P&L, CAPEX & Stock)
*Management of budgeting & forecasting
*Set stock buying forecast with demand planner and product development team
*Appropriate financial controls to be implemented, to include bank payments, cash management, sales recs, credit control, bank recs,accuracy of VAT & other government reporting, stock rec, quarterly balance sheet recs & year-end audit controls
*Financial data entry
*Preparation/review of weekly & monthly payroll
*Credit control; e.g. manage deposit & proforma payments schedule, credit checks and chasing of debt
*Track actual cash flow movements against budgeted cash flow movements and highlight any issues to MD on a timely basis
*Responsible for preparation and review of all government submissions, including accuracy of VAT return
*Ensure Stock is accurate and reconciliation and stock count procedures are strengthened. Monthly stock journal to be posted based on closing stock
*Liaison with Auditors to ensure all statutory requirements are met for the company in preparation of the year end accounts
*Other adhoc recs and analysis as required, in particular to support the needs of MD and other business functions

Ideal Candidate:

*At least 3 years experience as a Finance Manager/Controller
*Financial retail/product experience
*Experience of managing a small team
*Competent in Opera/Pegasus


*Working hours 9 am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday
*24 days holiday plus bank holidays
*Healthcare scheme
*On-site parking
*Salary GBP40k to GBP50k depending on experience