Handle are delighted to join a leading freight and logistics company in entertainment for their search to find a finance manager.
Working from their offices in Hayes, this is an amazing opportunity for an experienced finance manager to work in an exciting, dynamic industry for an amazing organisation! There is no need to be fully qualified, for this position experience is key!
The Finance Manager will:
Develop and implement financial processes and procedures to ensure compliance with account principles, regulations and to improve internal finance activities.
Action some day-to-day transactions to support the smooth running of the finance assistant, including bank account reconciliation, staff expenses, company credit and debit card reconciliations, verifying balances and rectifying discrepancies.
Overall management of the account's inbox, taking responsibility for any complex reconciliations, contras, and escalations from the Finance Assistant.
Direct any critical and urgent work to the Finance Assistant.
Assist senior leaders with complex tour billing when required.
Provide meaningful and insightful reporting for management review.
Manage, mentor, and train the Finance Assistant sharing your knowledge and experience to help with daily, weekly, and monthly planning and prioritising.
First-line approval for supplier payments, ensuring the payment schedule is robust, efficient, and free from errors.
Develop and maintain an effective control environment to limit any risks and exposure.
Be the main point of contact to our external accountants, supporting when required and leading by example for any communication.
When required, supportmonth-endd processes so the management accounts can be produced on time.
Measure finance performance against business plans, including P&L and various assets. - Produce a robust fixed asset register and maintain.
Work closely with the Operations Manager to manage our invoice query process and prompt sales billing.
Attend weekly Ops meetings, building strong relationships with the team.
Send weekly unbilled reports to Ops staff and chase for resolutions.
Produce weekly accrued list from Sage to support management accounts.
Essential skills, qualifications, and experience
Minimum of three years' experience in a similar role
Experience working with multiple currencies.
Experience of using freight software
Sage or Xero experience
Intermediate to advance MS Excel skills.
Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to work under pressure with competing deadlines.
Strong time management skills
Experience working with highly confidential information that cannot be disclosed. Person Specification
Demonstrable honesty and integrity
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
Process and results driven attitude
Flexible in work approach
Self-motivated and professional
Positive attitude with the ability to assess any issues and come up with solutions.
Excellent communication skills
Team player Desirable skills, qualifications, and experience
Boxtop highly desirable
Qualifications - either AAT, CIMA or ACCA qualified or part qualified
Hours 09:00 - 17:30 or 08:30 - 17:00 Reporting to HR Manager
The successful candidate will have had multiple years experience in a practical experience in an accounting function and office environment - Media/Entertainment industry is desirable but not essential. Computer literacy should include an excellent working knowledge of Excel.
The company offers an exciting, fast-paced environment with great benefits!
All candidates will be contacted within 5 working days of application. (Sadly due to the high volume of applications we receive we are not always able to respond directly to everyone, but we will try our very best!)
Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds - we pride ourselves on attracting the best talent for every opportunity through a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.