Finance Manager

Job title: Finance Manager
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000
Contact Name: Danny Merrill
Job Published: 22 days ago

Job Description:

​Are you an experienced finance professional with a passion for numbers and a strategic mindset? Do you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment? We're working exclusively with a niche recruitment business who have quickly established themselves as leaders in their field. As a result of business growth, they are seeking a driven and detail-oriented Finance Manager to oversee the financial operations and contribute to their continued global success.

Alongside a competitive salary, this position will allow the successful candidate to work closely with the board and offer endless potential for personal development as well as growing out your own finance department.


  • Lead the budgeting process; prepare annual budgets, budget revisions and long-term business plans.

  • Monitor financial performance, analyse variance against budgets and provide detailed forecasts.

  • Perform financial modelling, scenario analysis, and long-term financial planning to guide business decisions.

  • Analyse financial data and present insights to support decision-making. Ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial data and reports.

  • Create and present financial reports (management accounts), dashboards and presentations to senior management, board of directors, investors and other stakeholders.

  • Lead various ‘scale-up’ finance projects to support the growth of the business.

  • Oversee daily financial operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. Implement effective financial controls and procedures.

  • Manage cash flow and working capital on a daily basis. Oversee investment strategies of the business to ensure optimal use of funds. Maintain banking relationships and monitor liquidity.

  • Ensure compliance with HMRC’s tax regulations and reporting requirements, e.g. VAT, income tax, payroll taxes, pension, R&D tax claim. Optimize the company’s tax strategy.

  • Build strong relationships and liaise with external stakeholders including auditors, investors, banks and third party advisors.

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with financial regulations and industry standards. Design accounting policies, improve processes and identify and mitigate financial risks.

  • Lead business transition projects and implement software/tools to improve processes. Stay updated on financial technologies and tools to continuously streamline financial operations and reporting.

  • Any other tasks as may be reasonably required in the capacity of the Finance Manager

Ideal candidate:

  • ACA/ACCA qualified accountant or 8+ years of part-qualified experience

  • Experience working in the staffing/recruiting industry

  • Strong technical knowledge within excel

  • Knowledge of Xero Accounting Software

  • Knowledge of current UK accounting standards and HMRC regulations

  • A flexible approach to work within a rapidly changing environment and the ability to take on a variety of tasks and manage competing timescales/deadlines effectively

  • Experience working in a start-up/scale up environment