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Finance Manager – Salary up to £55,000 – VFR2974

Role:                 Finance Manager

Contract:          Full Time (or part time 4 days per week)

Location:          London – City

Salary:              £50,000 – £55,000

Reporting to:  The Board and CFO

Reference:       VisionFR 2974


Our client an SME creative agency is looking for a Finance Manager to join them working closely with the founders and overseeing a finance assistant. There is a portfolio CFO to act as a mentor / guide. There are also external accountants who manage the payroll and year end statutory reporting and tax. The role will be varied with great oversight of the whole financial function. Working in a highly creative environment where the agencies clients are in the Beauty and fashion arena.

The Finance Manager role

  • Responsible for the preparation of the Month and Annual accounts on Xero
  • Management of the Project Accounting process ( WIP, Billing, Write off and Reconciliations)
  • Staff utilisation and KPI measures
  • Cost analysis and supplier review
  • Looking at improving efficiency of the finance process
  • Business partner with the owners and support in improving commerciality within the agency
  • Production of monthly management accounts and presentation to directors/ owners
  • Technical accounting (Payroll & taxation) supported by external accountants
  • Support, Training and management of finance assistant (who mainly looks after the Purchase Ledger)
  • Management of PO register and customer project budget sheets
  • Invoicing of project budget sheets
  • Allocation of customer receipts
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Cashflow forecasting
  • Company credit card management and reconciliation
  • Credit control
  • Supplier payments – Weekly and ad hoc
  • Management of customer and supplier queries
  • Monthly journals – Prepayments/Deferred income etc
  • Monthly reconciliation of cost of sales accounts
  • Input of Monthly payroll calculation
  • Ad hoc HMRC payments (VAT and PAYE set up via DD)
  • Ad hoc projects

The Candidate for the Finance Manager role:

  • you will have worked previously in a creative agency
  • You will have experience of using Xero
  • Happy to work in the office 3 days a week
  • you will be QBE or part qualified ACCA, CIMA, ACA, CPA
  • You will have great attention to detail and strong communication skills
  • You will have a positive can do attitude
  • You will be looking to grow and develop your skills as the agency grows
  • Ideally you will be able to start by the end of January 2024

VisionFR is committed to encouraging equality, diversity, inclusion and eliminating unlawful

discrimination within our workforce and whilst fulfilling our Client recruitment needs.

Due to the high level of applications being received if you do not hear from us within 5 working days, please assume your application has not been successful on this occasion, usually due to other candidates having more relevant sector exposure, qualifications or required skills. We thank you for your interest.

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