Job: Finance and Accounts Manager

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Title Finance and Accounts Manager
Categories Full Time, Permanent
Job Ref No 3790
Salary £30k – £35k
Location Congresbury
Job Information

Job purpose – To provide an effective financial accounts function for the company – To provide the directors and senior managers with the information and financial support required, accurately and in a timely fashion – To contribute to the profitability of the company’s activities – To deliver all the accountabilities on a solo basis Accountabilities – Process and pay supplier and utility invoices within defined timescales – Issue invoices and applications/valuations to customers within defined timescales – Seek to improve supplier credit terms – Ensure that job quotes and budgets issued by sales are credible against actual cost of delivery, and develop a programme of ‘wash-ups’ to ensure jobs are delivered in accordance with quote and budget, flagging breaches and issuing preventive advice – Check sales person commission invoices (against the budget and with the project manager) and submit to directors for approval, and make payment in accordance with agreed credit terms – Ensure that receivables are collected promptly, and escalated to debt recovery when overdue – Conduct regular reconciliations of the bank accounts – Maintain the petty cash fund and pay expenses – Provide information and co-operation to the external accountant who creates the company’s financial statements – Produce regular financial management information – Maintain an orderly accounting filing system – Record cash & cheque receipts and make bank deposits – Assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit – Ensure all tax matters are up-to-date and comply with all statutory reporting requirements – Prepare payroll data for processing by our external payroll bureau – Follow relevant accounting policies and procedures – Advise and implement cost and overhead cutting measures – Suggest initiatives to improve profitability and cash flow

– Work with external IT company to keep Sage software up-to-date on all user PCs – Provide any other ad hoc financial support and undertake projects as requested
Success looks like
– Company maximises profit and cash from its opportunities – Directors and senior managers feel they are adequately informed about the financial health of the company – Customers pay when they should (and no later) – Suppliers get paid when they should (and no sooner) – All statutory reporting requirements are met (zero tolerance of noncompliance)
Experience and skills needed
Must-haves – An experienced bookkeeper or finance/accounts manager in an SME setting – Clean driving license with own car – Excellent numeracy skills – Excellent communication skills to people at all levels – Proficient in MS office (particularly Excel at advanced level) & Sage Preferred – Some experience of the construction industry in both B2C and B2B sectors – Accounting training and qualification at some level – Familiar with CRM systems Personal profile – Good team player, with a high level of ‘people’ skills – Capable of managing multiple projects at once – Confident, assertive and determined – Capable of taking full responsibility of accountabilities – Self-manager – manages own time and workflow well under pressure – Systematic and solution-focused thinker

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