If you’re an experienced Assistant Accountant, Bookkeeper or perhaps working in accountancy practice and seeking a move to industry, you probably find yourself at a tricky crossroad where career decisions are concerned. Do you continue working within a large finance team where support is on hand but prospects are potentially limited? Or do you strive for a position that offers lead responsibility and the opportunity to shape your own accounting function? If your fears are more driven by not attempting something that you think you’d be good at, this role probably represents the opportunity that you’ve been waiting for.
We’re working excelusively with a Cornish commercial services business that have been established for almost 50 years. Their success can be largely put down to their very specific knowledge and skillset. This, combined with a highly desirable product range has allowed them to build an incredibly successful business that now operates across the southwest with their headquarters based in Indian Queens. At the heart of their ethos is recognising the importance of their team, both in terms of their happiness and their ongoing development. This means staff turnover is low, and opportunity for a long term, interesting career is high.
We’re looking for a Finance Manager who will, working closely with the Managing Director, take lead responsibility in all aspects of the SME accounting lifecycle. It’s a standalone position that will be well supported by an experienced management team but allow the successful candidate autonomy to shape their function. We’re looking for an outgoing, personable and of course, knowledgeable individual with the skills to take a lead role in a growing business of this size. A manufacturing of construction-based background would be fantastic though by no means essential. You’ll need a flexible attitude to the work; one day working with chartered accountants to compile a set of management accounts, the next getting stuck into the day to day. Good knowledge of modern accounting systems would also be a distinct benefit. The role would be equally suited to a candidate with full AAT or appropriate experience to call themselves QBE. Typical duties to include:
- Month & year end accounting procedures
- Management of accounts payable & receivable
- Production of accurate and informative management accounts/reports
- Maintenance of fixed asset register
- Financial forecasting
- Cash flow projections
- VAT reporting
- Manage all finance agreements
- Credit control and debt management
For further details of this interesting, secure and likely long-term career opportunity, please contact Elle Benjamin quoting reference EB7186 ASAP. Our client is hoping to appoint as soon as possible and suitable candidates can expect a very rapid turnaround.