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Finance Manager - East Lothian

£40,000 - £45,000 - Public / Third Sector - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1999 Date Posted: Monday 08 Aug 2022
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W&A is working with a health and social care organisation in East Lothian to help source a Finance Manager. Our client offers flexible working.

You will be responsible for managing, developing, and overseeing the transactional teams within the Group. As such, you will play a pivotal role in driving the financial performance of the business whilst supporting the operational teams to deliver exceptional service. This includes oversight of accounts receivable, accounts payable, banking and month end.

This is an excellent opportunity to work within an organisation with a supportive culture that offers development and progression opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Complete an accurate month end close process including completion of consolidated group accounts
  • Ensure the month end close process is complete in a timely manner and in accordance with the Board timetable
  • Complete a full monthly review of all balance sheet and P&L accounts during the close process to ensure all balances are understood
  • Prepare a monthly note of all material non-recurring entries or balances
  • Ensure accurate balance sheet reconciliations are prepared and maintained
  • Responsible for maintaining the fixed asset registers of all group companies
  • Ensure that all month end control documents are completed and stored
  • Ensure that all journal entries booked are documented and approved
  • Support the FC/FD with the annual audit process
  • Support the FC in the setting and on-going review of company budgets
  • Manage timely processing of sales invoices, sales credit notes and payments received
  • Manage and develop the purchase order (PO) process to facilitate efficient cost control
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of supplier invoices and credit notes ensuring compliance with the PO process as appropriate
  • Manage the day-to-day cashflow of the business
  • Ensure all company bank accounts are reconciled daily
  • Review and approval of payroll
  • Develop business Intelligence/dashboarding

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Professional qualification such as ACCA, ACA or CIMA
  • Intermediate knowledge of Cold Harbour Financials and Civica HRP desirable
  • String experience working in a similar role
  • Experience managing a finance team
  • Experience working in a growing SME environment desirable
  • Experience working in the care sector desirable
  • Intermediate computer literacy in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to communicate in clear language and adjust one’s use of language to the audience’s level and the ability to express ideas and views clearly to others in writing
  • Ready to change routine with the ability to remain fully functional by adapting to changing circumstances (environment, procedures, people)                
  • Ability to work effectively with others to achieve a shared goal