Finance and Accounts Manager

Not Specified | Permanent, full-time
| £30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Ref: EH218 (3 weeks ago)
Our client who are based near Nailsea are looking for a Finance Manager to join them on a permanent basis.

Job purpose

– To provide an effective financial accounts function for the company
– To provide the directors and senior managers with the information and financial support required, accurately and in a timely fashion
– To contribute to the profitability of the company’s activities

– Process and pay supplier and utility invoices within defined timescales
– Issue invoices and applications/valuations to customers within defined timescales
– Seek to improve supplier credit terms
– Ensure that job quotes and budgets issued by sales are credible against actual cost of delivery, and develop a programme of ‘wash-ups’ to ensure jobs are delivered in accordance with quote and budget, flagging breaches and issuing preventive advice
– Check sales person commission invoices (against the budget and with the project manager) and submit to directors for approval, and make payment in accordance with agreed credit terms
– Ensure that receivables are collected promptly, and escalated to debt recovery when overdue
– Conduct regular reconciliations of the bank accounts
– Maintain the petty cash fund and pay expenses
– Provide information and co-operation to the external accountant who creates the company’s financial statements
– Produce regular financial management information
– Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
– Record cash & cheque receipts and make bank deposits
– Assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit
– Ensure all tax matters are up-to-date and comply with all statutory reporting requirements
– Prepare payroll data for processing by our external payroll bureau
– Follow relevant accounting policies and procedures
– Advise and implement cost and overhead cutting measures
– Suggest initiatives to improve profitability and cash flow
– Work with external IT company to keep Sage software up-to-date on all user PC
– Provide any other ad hoc financial support and undertake projects as requested

Experience and skills needed


–  An experienced bookkeeper or finance/accounts manager in an SME setting
– Clean driving license with own car
– Excellent numeracy skills
– Excellent communication skills to people at all levels
– Proficient in MS office (particularly Excel at advanced level) & Sage Preferred
– Some experience of the construction industry in both B2C and B2B sectors
–  Accounting training and qualification at some level
–  Familiar with CRM systems

Personal profile

–        Good team player, with a high level of ‘people’ skills
–        Capable of managing multiple projects at once
–        Confident, assertive and determined
–        Capable of taking full responsibility of accountabilities
–        Self-manager - manages own time and workflow well under pressure
–        Systematic and solution-focused thinker

If you would like to apply for this role then please send your cv to me today for consideration.

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