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Finance Manager


Truro / Hybrid

Ref SR9672

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Finance Manager - Truro / Hybrid - £45,000 - £50,000

Every now and again we take on a client assignment and think to ourselves “We are 100% going to fill this job because everything about it is right”. This is one of those occasions. Why? Because the recruiting employer is as focussed on suitable culture fit and chemistry as they are technical experience. Because the business has grown quickly and continues to do so, has ambitious plans, and is financially comfortable. But most importantly, because the enthusiasm of the workforce is infectious. They love what they do and they know how to do it well.  

Trial Balance Consulting have been exclusively engaged by a repeat client, a specialist services business that have taken full advantage of a sector niche which makes them an undisputed global leader in their field. The company seeks to recruit a highly experienced, commercially astute, yet entirely down to earth Finance Manager to join them in a newly created position at a pivotal moment in the company’s development. This is full time, permanent opportunity that can be operated on a hybrid arrangement, (minimum 3 days onsite) based at their Truro HQ (with free onsite parking). 

Working closely alongside a very experienced Finance Director (also introduced by Trial Balance Consulting), the key objective of the role will be to train and develop the successful Finance Manager to succeed the existing FD when they retire. The finance function is currently small (three people), but the company head count has increased by over 20% in the past 12 months and it is anticipated that the accounting function will follow suit. Core objectives and responsibilities to include: 

- Production of detailed management accounts with accompanying commentary for presentation to senior management team and external investors

- Statutory financial reporting with compliance to regulatory bodies

- Preparing annual budgets and forecasts and updating the board on variances

- Key involvement in strategic planning

- Supervise and develop a small team of transactional support staff

- Improving and streamlining accounting processes and symptoms

- Variance and business performance analysis

- Balance sheet reconciliations

- VAT reporting

- Prepare annual budgets and forecasts (with company directors)

- Oversee bank reconciliations 

- Intercompany recharges

- Act as a point of contact for major clients and external stakeholders

- Assist other departments with non-financial performance analysis

For this role we are seeking to attract candidates with a very strong understanding of end-to-end transactional accounting gained with in a fast developing business. Candidate’s should be either part/fully professionally qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), or consider themselves to be qualified through vocational experience (QBE). Proven experience of developing and implementing new accounting processes and systems is essential and the successful candidate should possess strong general IT aptitude (and be highly competent in the use of MS Excel). A knowledge of multi-currency transaction would also be desirable, though not essential. As the role is highly likely to require the successful candidate to recruit and develop a small transactional finance team, supervisory experience would be desirable, or an aptitude to manage a small team. The role works within a highly energetic team that will recognise the value of an additional accountant in the building, so strong communication skills and commercial awareness will be a must! 

In addition to a generous base salary, the role offers a range of great benefits and the opportunity to join a highly successful business poised for continued expansion. For further details and to apply, please apply in confidence to Steve Roach quoting reference SR9672 ASAP. 

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