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Finance Manager

  • Job reference: FMGR3011
  • Location: Preston
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are looking for a full time Finance Manager to join their Organisation. Established in 2005, this multi-sector recruitment agency has grown year on year and operates with a small finance department. This is a unique opportunity to join at a senior level. The team will support you in producing financial and operational reports for the Board, whilst you also redesign procedures for continuous improvement.

This position would suit an experienced qualified Accountant who will take full responsibility for all financial matters for the division, whilst being comfortable working and leading a small team. Experience of working in the Recruitment/Sales industry would be desirable, but is not essential. This position would suit someone with an innovative mind who has the capacity and drive to make the role their own, whilst guiding the team in line with the company’s values of excellence, efficiency, passion and innovation.

Hours of work are 39 per week, Monday-Friday.

The role will include, but not be limited to:
- Reporting, monitoring and recommendation across the business for capital expenditure.
- Work in Progress calculation and review.
- Timely preparation of monthly management accounts for the Board.
- Cash flow analysis and forecasting.
- Budget control and reporting.
- Financial Forecasting.
- Balance Sheet reconciliation
- Accurate and timely statutory reporting and financial commitments.
- Coordination of annual business plan compilation.
- Monitoring and reporting of KPIs, providing direction to the finance team.
- Overall management of finance staff, to include performance appraisals and development of skills.
- Management of the year-end audit.
- Internal payroll approval.
- Responsibility for any legal action undertaken.
- Risk Management and reporting.
- Fraud detection, prevention and control.
- Set the strategic direction for the finance team in line with the company’s mission, vision and values.

The ideal candidate will have:
- An ACCA/ACA qualification or equivalent.
- Experience in preparing budgets and/or forecasts.
- Experience in Managing a team.
- The knowledge in preparing meaningful, accurate and timely management information for presentation to the Board.
- Good leadership skills and be able to lead by example.
- The ability to delegate tasks within a team for an overall efficient, streamlined outcome.
- A track record of implementing and improving efficiency's, and ultimately cost savings, within a working environment.
- The ability to prioritise and manage own workload, delegating tasks where appropriate.
- Highly organised and hard working with a driven work ethic.
- Strong oral and written communication skills with capacity to listen to peers.
- Overall strong financial acumen.
- Experience and understanding of legal matters concerning bad debt.

In return you’ll receive;
- Employment with an Investors In People Gold accredited employer
- Annual company bonus scheme
- Employer pension scheme above the statutory requirement
- 29 days annual leave, increasing by 1 each year up to 34 (inclusive of bank holidays)
- Generous staff entertainment budget per head
- Quarterly and annual awards ceremonies
- Commitment to professional training through our employee development program
- A positive, fun, friendly and vibrant working environment.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email an updated CV to