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Snr Finanace Manager

  • Location

    DA2 6QE

  • Sector:

    Internal Jobs

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £50000 - 65000 Per Annum

  • Contact:

    National Temps

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    01322 618100

  • Job ref:

    acct 01

  • Duration:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    National Temps

As a Senior Finance Manager, you are expected to be a professional lead within your respective area of finance, provide expertise and high-quality financial services to senior stakeholders, proactively contribute to the achievement of the finance service's vision, and contribute towards an innovative, high performance and continuous improvement culture.


  • Leading and developing the accounting and payroll departments
  • Management of 3 direct reports, Finance Manager, Accounts Assistant and Head of Credit Control.
  • Supervising end of period processes
  • Analysis and the preparation of periodical business performance, budgets and forecasts
  • Working with departmental heads across the company in supporting their financial activities, guiding them through financial process and implications of financial outcomes
  • Collaborate with external accounting firm personnel and auditors
  • Publish and review monthly financial statement
  • P&L datasheet
  • Review and approve weekly payment run entry.
  • Monthly and annual reporting
  • Ensure reporting is compliant with statutory law regulations
  • Develop and improve the accounting system
  • Prepare and post the accruals and prepayments journal each month
  • Liaise with external advisors
  • Assisting with accounting tasks such as invoicing or tracking purchase order numbers
  • Approving client or supplier payments
  • Investigating accounting irregularities, mistakes, or potential fraud
  • Track the company’s financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement
  • Producing regular financial reports, such as budgets or cash flow forecasts
  • Offering advice and suggestions to management that can improve the accounting processes and financial stability of a company
  • Reconciling balance sheets
  • Ensuring compliance with legal accounting standards
  • Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the company, such as payroll, invoicing, and other transactions

Essential Skills:

Be CCAB or CIMA qualified

Excellent excel skills including pivot tables and V Look Up

Proven experience as a head of finance or similar field

The ideal candidate skill set:

  • Minimum 5 years post-qualified working experience in a leading accounting position within a face-paced and dynamic position, preferably a Senior Tax Accountant or Senior Accountant
  • Risk management certifications
  • KPI driven
  • Commercial acumen
  • Communication and presentation skills (board level)
  • Experience leading a financial accounting department
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Manage multiple projects
  • Manage tight deadlines
  • Confident
  • Works comfortably with senior management
  • Self-motivated and pro-active
  • Analytical
  • Highly organised with strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to remain calm and composed
  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Sound understanding of financial reporting - up to date with current reporting standards
  • Ability to work positively within a change environment and possess change leadership qualities.