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Senior Finance Manager

Benjamin Edwards are currently recruiting for a progressive, fast paced SME. The Finance Manager will work closely with the Finance Director and provide support with the day to day running of the Finance department. The role will encompass Management Accounts, Financial Accounts and Treasury Management. The successful candidate will have strong commercial acumen; they will be instrumental in the development, planning and implementation of accounting controls and processes as well as developing and delivering relevant management information.        


  • Preparation and analysis of monthly management accounts in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Managing the month end and balance sheet process. Ensuring the process is robust and efficient, and that balance sheet accounts are understood and balances are reconciled.
  • Monthly consolidation of businesses.
  • Treasury management and cashflow forecasting including forex management.
  • Undertaking bank reconciliations.
  • Processing of invoices and management of supplier payments.
  • Intercompany recharges and monitoring reconciliations between group companies.
  • Maintenance of the companies fixed asset register.
  • Responsibility for stock reporting and review of provisions.
  • Customer account profitability reporting and calculation of sales rebates and provisions and reporting to senior management.
  • Preparation of VAT returns and intrastat submissions.
  • Supporting in the preparation of statutory accounts and liaising with Auditors.
  • Assisting with the annual budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Reviewing internal controls within the business and implementing changes where necessary.
  • Pro-actively building relationships with managers, providing professional advice / judgement to ensure issues are highlighted and addressed.
  • Carrying out ad-hoc tasks as assigned by the Finance Director.




The ideal candidate would have strong technical accountancy skills including management and statutory accounts and consolidations.

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA).
  • Commercially astute.
  • Thorough technical and legal understanding of statutory accounts, group consolidations and auditing.
  • Desire to work with a small exciting, fluid brand where finance can make a difference.
  • Good knowledge of all government taxes (VAT, PAYE & NIC, CT)
  • Finance driven individual with an inquisitive approach, attention to detail and strong communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritise work.
  • A team player with a strong, collaborative work ethic.
  • Experience in developing and improving processes and controls.
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