Finance Manager - London

Andrea Groom-Shorter
Date Posted
17 Jul 2023
Work Type
Full Time
Livery Company

Our client is one of London's oldest Livery companies. They are looking for a full time, experienced Finance Manager to join a close knit team. This position will play a key role in the organisation, working with the executive management team to oversee divisional finances and develop budgets that will keep the company’s costs down. The successful candiate must have a passion for the business challenges that working for a busy company will bring and they will be rewarded with  an interesting career and 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. This role will cover all aspects of accounting from petty cash to management accounts. Dealing with annual subscriptions, Vat returns. Payroll etc. Knowledge of charity accounts would be extremely useful.

The company is currently using Sage Line50,  but are looking to upgrade so this is an opportunity to help install a new accounting system and develop it. You will need a good overall accounting background and be a motivated, confident applicant with good communications skills, and proven knowledge of Excel and Word.

The Finance Manager will report to the Clerk (Chief Executive) of the Company. Attention to detail is essential as is the ability to work independently whilst handling changing demands, but with strict deadlines. This is a challenging post, but with great colleagues. This role joins a small team and the ability to be flexible is vital. This is an excellent role for someone who is looking for variety in their role, and is keen to develop their skills, qualifications and experience.


  • 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 - Monthly cash flow - Annual budgets - Monthly and Quarterly reforecasts
  • Provide support to colleagues with regards to financial processes
  • Support the preparation of the annual budget
  • Manage and monitor the accounting and reporting requirements with the external catering and events partner
  • Provide support to all colleagues in their financial, contract and budget management responsibilities
  • 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
  • Manage the preparation and publication of departmental and organisation financial documents
  • 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

  • Support compliance with Company and Charity Law
  • Develop external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. auditors, solicitors, bankers and statutory organisations such as the HMRC
  • Keep abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation


  • Ensure monthly payroll is managed on a timely basis
  • Ensure administration of all payroll related schemes are managed on a timely basis

  • You will be a fully 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 Sage 50 and Xero
  • 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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Ref: 2596
Role: Finance Manager
Location: London