Job Role

Finance Manager

Software

Our client is a fast growing Software Development business in the Motion Graphics sector who seek a first Finance Manager to take the reins of all aspects of the organization's finances.

Our clients Software solutions are used extensively for: live events, interactive installations, graphics in advertisements, and TV as well as Movies. They now seek a qualified Finance Manager to join their SLT and to manage all aspects of Finance including inward investments.

Responsibilities:

Strategic and business development

  • As a member of the SLT, participate/contribute to the development of the Organisation’s Strategic Plan (inc. business planning, budgeting, and other operational matters).

Financial Management

  • Ensure high quality, accurate & timely financial advice and analytical modelling is provided to SLT and managers. 
  • Support all business functions in gaining financial understanding of their ops to drive right decision making.
  • Preparation of monthly Board and SLT management reports, including routine reporting on financial performance and KPIs – metrics and commentary.
  • Oversee the Company’s Fixed Asset register to ensure accurate and up to date.
  • Manage year-end process, inc. support for any applicable audit and preparation of Financial Statements 

Budgets & Cashflow

  • Develop and manage cost centre budgets in conjunction with cost centre managers.
  • Ensure robust management of funds (and variances against budget are explained and monitored).
  • Complete cash flow projection processes and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs of the Co and ensure the organisation has adequate working capital.

Accounts Receivable / Payable

  • Manage out-sourced accounts payable process, ensuring payments are made on time and accurately.
  • Manage accounts receivable process, ensuring the billing and collection process is accurate and timely.
  • Aged receivables are managed effectively with minimal exposure to bad debts.
  • Work with the Sales team to ensure robust invoicing processes across the business.

R&D Tax Credits & Other initiatives

  • Manage existing UK R&D Tax Credit scheme.
  • Research out new grant & credit opportunities across the group.

Payroll

  • Oversee monthly payroll process & support out-sourced payroll team to run occasional manual pays etc.
  • Review staff data and reports from the payroll system to ensure a high level of accuracy maintained.

Tax Obligations

  • Manage all aspects of the business’s tax obligations, including but not limited to PAYE, VAT, EU VAT.

Financial Controls & Integrity

  • Ensure appropriate financial controls are in place to guarantee integrity & security of info and resources.
  • Ensure internal financial controls are being adhered to throughout the organisation.
  • Ensure the integrity of the general ledger so that it provides an accurate reflection of business activities and is maintained by ensuring regular reconciliations and analysis of general ledger accounts.
  • Ownership of the finance and payroll systems, ensuring highest standards of data quality and integrity.

Skills/Experience Requirements

  • 5+ years’ experience in financial roles, preferably in medium-sized businesses with international markets.
  • Degree or higher in either Accountancy or Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Management
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified Accountant
  • Experience in international subsidiary businesses
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work to deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication, analytical and critical thinking skill