Finance Manager/ Bookkeeper - High Wycombe

Nils Lloyd-Penny
Date Posted
02 Apr 2024
Work Type
Full Time
c. £42,000 negotiable

Our client is an SME business and a leader in their sector.

With over thirty years of experience, they are a leading supplier in the United Kingdom and their continued goal is to be the industry’s first choice.

They are looking for a new Finance Manager / Bookkeeper to lead the day to day finance function and report to the General Manager.

Hybrid working is on offer 1-2 days per week from home

On offer is a salary of approx £40k plus benefits

Benefits: Subsidised private healthcare, Cash plan for health, Pension, 22 days annual leave, Company bonus, Supported training, Death in service

Primary Purpose of Role:

The role involves running the sales and purchase ledgers, accruals, prepayments, fixed assets and bank reconciliations using Sage. The right candidate will be proactive and work closely with other members of the team and external accountants to ensure that accurate and timely financial information is recorded and reported.

You would be expected to develop an understanding of the business and its other international organisations and be capable of providing detailed financial information for presentation the General Manager and shareholders. You will be confident, can prioritise a busy workload, project a professional image and have excellent numeracy and bookkeeping skills.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Producing and maintaining financial and monthly management accounts
  • Complete the month end process, to include profit and loss account, balance sheet, cash flow
  • statements, capital expenditure, variance reporting, dashboards and KPIS, etc.
  • Ensuring compliance with financial reporting standards and statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure all internal controls, policies and procedures are up to date and in accordance with
  • accounting standards and best practice
  • Authorising transactions within delegated limits of authority
  • Cash management including accurate cash reporting, cash forecasting & banking money
  • Assisting General Manager with annual company budgets
  • Overall responsibility for credit control to ensure customers payment are received on time
  • Prepare annual, monthly & quarterly Company regulatory requirements including VAT returns, FCA, P11Ds & national statistics
  • Prepare wage calculations for payroll
  • Producing year end statutory accounts for auditors including liaison with external auditors and providing responses to audit queries
  • Process cost of sales purchase through a purchase order driven administration system
  • Pay suppliers promptly and in accordance with their terms
  • Ensure all expenses are authorised at GM level before processing
  • Any other ad-hoc tasks relating to the financial aspects

  • Minumum AAT Level 4 Qualified 
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong team player
  • Strong knowledge of ERP systems is essential
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential
  • Experience of working with Sage50
  • Excellent numeracy and bookkeeping skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • High attention to detail and ability to close out tasks
  • Good organisational skills with experience of working in a small team demonstrating willingness to support colleagues and contribute to wider team activities

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Role: Finance Manager/ Bookkeeper
Location: High Wycombe