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Harvey John Accountancy Recruitment


£30000 - £40000 per annum

Finance Manager

Lewes, East Sussex

Permanent, Full Time (35 hours per week)

Salary £35,000-40,000 per annum DOE

A reputable client, based in an idyllic rural setting in the Lewes area, is currently looking for a highly competent and experienced accounts professional to lead their finance function. This is an established organisation with a significant history in the area and close ties to the local community. They're presently going through a phase of company development which will present many new and varied projects for this person to be involved in.

The role would suit a motivated self-starter who can manage their own workload effectively and who will drive departmental improvements and efficiencies. They will manage 2 individuals and have a close working relationship with the Managing Director as part of the senior management team. This attractive role offers a supportive and collaborative team environment alongside the opportunity to really add value and make business impact within a professional office atmosphere with beautiful surroundings.

Overview of Duties:

  • Oversee the entirety of the company's bookkeeping function with support from the finance team
  • Prepare and present monthly management accounts with analysis and recommendations
  • Creation of detailed income and expenditure budgets
  • Prepare performance reports for internal and external stakeholders including assisting in the development of new MI reports
  • Prepare payroll information for outsourced payroll bureau and oversee company pension scheme
  • Monitor and control of debtors
  • Driving cost control and cost saving activities
  • Production of Year End information for external Accountants
  • Quarterly VAT returns
  • Effective management and development of finance staff
  • Identify and implement improvements within the finance function

Candidate requirements:

  • AAT qualified
  • Significant experience at the Finance Manager level incorporating the above listed duties
  • Sound IT skills including a good intermediate level of Excel
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Excellent communication skills, high level of professionalism, and the ability to effectively present at Director level
  • A pro-active and committed attitude towards their work
  • Someone driven by success and looking to make their mark in a varied and exciting business
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Own transport

This role will interview early September but applicants will be reviewed and shortlisted in advance.