Finance & Operations Manager

Great Dunmow, Essex | Permanent, full-time
Ref: AC72 (2 weeks ago)
As a key part of the Management Team, reporting to the Managing Director you will be responsible for the Finance and several other crucial business functions including Legal, IT, Health & Safety, Insurance, Purchasing, Administration and Compliance.

Duties to include:
  • Day-to-day financial operations of the company including sales and purchase ledgers, payroll and cashflow, managing a small team of people
  • Preparation of accurate and timely weekly reports, monthly accounts and KPIs
  • Legal administration and compliance, including contracts, leases, agreements, disputes
  • Maintain sound accounting procedures and systems, identifying areas for improvement
  • Support other managers with various aspects of the accounting and administration functions
  • Communicate complex financial information to non-Finance colleagues
  • Health & Safety management, dealing with any issues arising and any third-party enquiries
  • Data control and management for the business in line with GDPR requirements
  • Insurance management including cover renewal, claims processing, driver approval and MID 
  • IT liaison with support contractors and infrastructure management as necessary

Hours of work are 8.00 – 5.30 Mon-Fri and alternate Saturdays 8.00 – 12.30 (Average 46hrs/week).

We offer 28 days annual leave including bank holidays, rising to 30 days after two years’ service.

Pay is negotiable, dependant on experience, skills and knowledge.


The Person:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and conscientious professional, who is able to work efficiently with a high degree of accuracy and is willing to turn their hand to any task in a fast-paced office environment.

Core Skills required:
  • Financially astute
  • Experience of business management
  • Organised with a keen attention to detail
  • Process driven
  • Willing to get involved in the day-to-day workload as required
  • Clear and confident communicator at all levels with good verbal and written skills
  • Experienced Microsoft Office user especially with Excel and data manipulation
  • Able to use multiple IT systems in order to create management reports
Desired skills/knowledge/experience:
  • Sage Line 50 and Sage Payroll experience
  • Microsoft Access competency
  • Automotive dealership experience
  • Dragon2000 DMS system knowledge could be an advantage but is not essential
  • Professional accountancy qualification could be an advantage but again is not essential if you have experience in a similar role

Great Dunmow, Essex, UK

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