Job Title
Finance Manager (CS005690)
£35,000-£40,000 (DOE)
Near Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
Start Date
  • Hours of work : 9am – 5.30pm
  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • May require ad hoc days in London
  • Inclusion in company healthcare scheme
  • Company pension
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This is a full time, permanent position, working very closely with an art dealer based outside Marlow, who requires a Finance Manager to work on their estate. This is an incredibly varied and rewarding role, working at the heart of the company, supporting the Chairman & Manager.  You will be a key member of the Senior Management Team and will be responsible for the day to day accounting and financial management of the business.  You must, therefore, be highly qualified.

Key Duties:

  • Preparing management accounts on Xero and ensuring accounts show a true reflection of the financial health of the business.  This will include inputting/reviewing Xero on a daily basis and entering monthly and year end journals
  • Liaising with Accountants and the Bank in preparation of year end accounts, providing all necessary schedules
  • Providing information for Accountants regarding Corporate and Personal Tax Returns
  • Establishing/maintaining financial policies and procedures, ensuring sales staff receive management information as required, including all debtors
  • Daily bookkeeping activities, including the processing of sales/purchase invoices, making payments and bank reconciliations
  • Being responsible for monitoring insurance policies across the business, including ad hoc reporting and extensions of policy where required
  • Monitoring/managing imports and exports in line with HMRC guidelines
  • Completing quarterly VAT returns for all companies
  • Preparing financial statements, including reviewing budgeted costs and appropriate returns
  • Monitoring the profitability on overall returns
  • Managing the HR function of the business, including contracts and holiday (payroll processing is outsourced)
  • Assisting the Manager to manage the stock items within the database, ensuring the stock reconciles to the accounting system
  • Ad hoc duties, office management & supporting the Chairman and Manager
Special Requirements: 
  • A qualified/part qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification, or an experienced Bookkeeper with 5+ years’ experience
  • Meeting the requirement for a commercially astute, articulate and technically strong employee, with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels
  • Good communication skills at all levels
  • Prior knowledge of the accounting solution Xero (an advantage)
  • The ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making
  • High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance
  • Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.  This will be particularly important in order to drive unity between geographical sites and to adopt an “all hands on deck” approach at times