Accountancy, Finance and Change Management Recruitment Specialists

Finance Manager - Edinburgh

£40000 - £48000 - Professional Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1664 Date Posted: Friday 03 Apr 2020
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Wilkinson & Associates is partnering with an award-winning and growing accountancy practice based in their Edinburgh head office. They are looking for a Finance Manager to join their management team.

Reporting directly to the Managing Partner, the role will manage the internal finances for the firm. The role will work closely with the Managing Partner to support the firm’s growth strategy.

This is a hands on role, with a small team and so they are looking for the successful candidate to turn their hand to most things and strive in achieving improvements. The goal is to ensure that quality financial information is available to help shape business strategies and decisions.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who can use initiative and help drive the firm as it continues along an exciting growth curve.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts and other monthly and quarterly management information.
  • Preparation of VAT Returns
  • Preparation of annual budgets and monitoring of forecasts against actuals
  • Responsibility for cash flow management and liaison with the firm’s bank
  • Preparation of annual accounts for LLP and subsidiary companies
  • Companies House filing requirements for LLP and subsidiary entities
  • Review and implement internal processes and systems to improve the overall efficiency and performance of the firm
  • Work with firm’s projects manager on the management of the firm’s practice management system
  • Responsibility for annual billing of clients under the Tax Investigation Insurance Scheme
  • Overall responsibility for Sage accounts software including journal entries, reconciliations and data processing

Required Skills & Attributes:

  • CA or ACCA qualified with experience post qualified experience in a similar role. Those working in practice or industry are invited to apply.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written required with the ability to deal with the leadership team, clients, suppliers and employees across a variety of levels
  • Commercial awareness
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Take pride in your work and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to delegate effectively and monitor progress
  • Be flexible and able to adapt to a variety of tasks and duties
  • Be accountable and take ownership for your work and that of others
  • Continuously improve work and develop solutions to problems
  • Be able to deal with confidential data and to act with discretion
  • Skilled IT user who is proficient in Microsoft Office, ideally having used Sage 50 or similar accounting software
  • Strong Excel skills