Finance & Operation Manager

Finance & Operation Manager

Salary: £60.000 – £70.000 depending on experience

Contract: Permanent & F/T. 25 days + BH, pension and discretionary performance bonus.

Working hours – 9AM t 6PM, with one hour lunch break, for a total of 40 H per week.

Location: Cannon Street, London

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Qualified Finance Manager to join a boutique property development company based in the City.

The successful candidate will oversee the finance department of this small but dynamic business, liaising with the Accountancy practice and reporting directly to the MD. This is a very hands-on role, and we are looking for someone with experience of working in a small finance function, looking after all areas of accounts, including some operational side like HR and IT.

Key tasks include:

  • Monthly management accounts, balance sheet and cashflow, with comparison to forecast and projection to year end
  • Project Cost Management – You will work closely with the MD to create project budgets
  • Property cash flow projections – working with property management team
  • Purchases, maintaining an up-to-date purchase ledger, with suppliers paid to terms
  • Statutory accounts
  • Ensuring tight financial management of the fixed asset register, ensuring it is kept up to date
  • Producing monthly reconciliations of budgets
  • Monthly and year end tasksPreparation of the annual financial statements
  • Providing critical support in the year end audit process
  • Weekly BACS run process & processing payrol and workplace pension scheme
  • Streamlining and improving all operations and accounting systems, setting up procedures
  • Working with the office manager, execute payment, invoicing, bookkeeping and banking activities, maintaining up to date records and maximizing use of the software system
  • Proactive and strategic in anticipating organisational needs
  • CIS, checking suppliers status, making payments with the correct deduction, preparing the monthly return and making payment to HMRC
  • VAT, setting funds aside, completing the quarterly return and submitting to HMRC
  • Ensuring the company complies with statutory and legal requirements, including statutory reporting, returns to Companies House and the maintenance of relevant registers and company books.
  • Supporting the MD on various financial decisions such as mortgage and lending and managing relationships with banks and financial institutions.

The ideal candidate will be a Qualified ACCA or CIMA with experience of working in a small finance function looking after all areas of accounts. Strong systems skills would be essential as well as the ability to communicate at all level. Experience in the property industry is highly desirable.

The ideal candidate will be / have:

  • Qualified (ACA/ACCA/CFA)
  • A strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • Able to work autonomously in a small team with a hands-on approach
  • Good IT and Excel skills as well as accounting software e.g. Xero
  • A background working in real estate / property  or Construction sectors; The right candidate will be familiar with assets, mortgages, credits on properties, property insurance etc.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and proven problem-solving ability
  • Team working skills – you will closely work with the company’s accountancy practice so cooperation and team working are key

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established team with exciting projects within the construction industry (focus on sustainability); the role is brand new and the office location is beautiful!

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