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Finance Manager

  • Job reference: 430
  • Location: Chester, Cheshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Corporate Services
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Finance manager to work for one of our clients in the Chester Area on a permanent basis.

About the role:
This role will be responsible for the management of the Finance Admin team, driving highly scalable efficiencies across the wider finance team and managing existing and new accounting processes. The role will require involvement with other ad-hoc projects as and when necessary.

Essential Experience:
*Experience managing a team
*Accounting qualification or training for qualification e.g. ACA/ACCA/CIMA.
*Experience working with Excel to an intermediate (or higher) standard.
*Experience working in a finance department.
*Strong understanding of accounting double entries
*Process improvements/automation experience
*Attention to detail
*Friendly approach to all members of the organisation
*Highly self-motivated and proactive
*Professional approach and attitude
*Takes ownership
*Maintains focus under pressure
*Demonstrates a positive attitude
Desirable Experience:
*Experience working with Sage 200
*Strong communication and interpersonal skills
*Credit control experience
*Customer services experience
General
*Provide support and development opportunities to the Finance Admin team
*Provide data as per audit requests and to other external stakeholders
*Provide support to finance team and other departments with ad-hoc requests
*Ensure best practices are used throughout the finance department
*Note: This Role Profile reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the role profile will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post-holder.
*Management and staff planning of the Finance Admin team.
*Driving efficiencies across the Finance Admin team.
*Understanding the accounting and workload impact of any new processes and working with the Finance Admin team and wider business to implement.
*Understanding the accounting impact of any manual amendments made to customer/owner accounts and working with the Finance Admin team to make these as efficient as possible.
*Understanding the accounting and workload impact of the integration of acquisitions and working alongside the Finance Integration team, Finance Admin team and wider business to integrate efficiently.
*Working closely with the IT team to monitor IT development progress and reduce manual processes.
*Reviewing weekly payment runs.
*Reviewing refunds issued to customers/owners.
*Improving the efficiency of the accounts payable cycle e.g. implementing a new electronic PO/invoice system and educating the wider business about the purchasing process.
*Working alongside other departments to drive efficiencies and improve processes e.g. the contact centre.
*Supporting the existing team with control account reconciliations.
*Ensuring the Finance Admin team remains compliant with GDPR requirements.
*Other ad-hoc projects and duties as identified by the Financial Controller.

The Finance Manager must have credible knowledge of the issues facing the business on a day-to-day basis and in the longer term. They should be able to pro-actively develop and improve business processes whilst maintaining the Company's professional image. They need to be able to provide clear communications between all parts of the business and will be forward looking in anticipating future challenges and opportunities and respond to these with effective planning.

Key Performance Indicators:
*Assist in the operation and development of the finance department
*Ensure best practices are used throughout the finance department
*Assist in other areas as and when necessary
*Comprehensive financial support to the business during projects.

If this sounds of interest please do send your CV to Andrew.wiles@servicecare.org.uk