Finance Manager - Central London / Home Working

Nils Lloyd-Penny
Date Posted
27 May 2020
Work Type
Full Time
August / Sept
London Livery Company
Approx £45-50k but negotiable

Our client is one of London's oldest Livery companies. They are looking for a full time, experienced and professional Finance Manager to join a close knit team.

This position will play a key role in the organisation’s funding strategy and long-term financial security. The Finance Manager will collaborate with the executive management team to analyse divisional finances and develop budgets that will keep the company’s costs down. You must have a passion for the business challenges that working for a busy company offers and will be rewarded by an interesting career with the opportunity to be a key player in this company’s ongoing success.

The purpose of this key role is to deliver a robust financial accounting and management support function, working with colleagues across the company.

The Finance Manager will work in a 3 to 4 person office, in the centre of the City, although working from home too is a possibility.


  • Ensure all financial transactions are processed in a timely manner
  • Reconciliation of the bank accounts
  • Providing back office services such as accounts payable and accounts receivables.
  • Ensure all authorised payments are processed in a timely basis
  • Prepare the year-end financial statements and supporting documents in advance of the year end audit
  • Manage the relationship with auditors to ensure annual audits are carried out effectively
  • Develop and enhance existing financial systems and processes
  • Ensure sufficient controls and processes are in place to minimise the risk of fraud


  • Prepare financial management information for review by Chief Executive Officer, including - Monthly management accounts - Balance Sheets and Income and Expenditure Accounts - Fixed Assets, Prepayments and Accruals
  • Prepare and monitor ad hoc financial management information, including - Monthly cash flow - Annual budgets - Monthly and Quarterly reforecasts
  • Provide support to colleagues with regards to financial processes
  • Support, in conjunction with SET and budget holders, the preparation of the annual budget
  • Manage and monitor, in conjunction with SET, the “open book” contract accounting and reporting requirements with the external catering and events partner.
  • Provide support to all colleagues in their financial, contract and budget management responsibilities
  • Attend regular meetings with department heads.
  • Providing insights on the financial health of the organisation.
  • Ensuring the business meets all its statutory and compliance obligations, including statutory accounting and tax issues.
  • Perform a variety of advanced financial analyses to determine present and forecasted financial health of the company
  • Use financial modeling to simulate financial scenarios
  • Present potential scenarios and outcomes to management team
  • Manage the preparation and publication of departmental and organisation financial documents
  • Collaborate with management on development and execution of funding strategies
  • Examine financial and legal documents to verify accuracy and adherence to financial regulations and acceptable financial principles
  • Develop or recommend solutions for problems or situations
  • Carry out all duties in a professional manner and in line with our values
  • Undertake any other roles or responsibilities that may be reasonably required
  • Comply with our policies and procedures at all times, in particular Data Protection

  • You will ideally be a qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent) with strong experience in financial and management accounting.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a financial management position
  • Proven strategic planning experience at the management level
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Essential to be proficient in Xero Accounting Software and other Cloud Based systems e.g. Go Cardless, Sync, Huddle, Futrli
  • Demonstrated creative and critical thinking skills
  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of investment accounting and experience of working with investment funds would be an added advantage but is not essential.
  • Knowledge of Charity Accounting and compliance would be an added advantage but is not essential.
  • Ability to produce output to meet strict timelines.
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