Finance Manager

Location: Portsdown Technology Park, Portsmouth (Hybrid)

Hours: Full or Part time (preferably full time)

Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience. The role comes with a competitive benefits package including pension (7% company contribution), additional holiday purchase options, private health care, life assurance and electric vehicle scheme.

The Role:

This is a new opportunity for a Qualified/Part Qualified Financial Controller to join our rapidly expanding team. As we continue to grow, we recognise the importance of our team members and are committed to maintaining an employee-centric culture. This position has been created in response to our organisation’s significant growth and is ideal for someone who values being part of a supportive and collaborative environment.

As a key member of our finance team, you will report directly to the Head of Finance and work closely with a skilled and experienced small team. Your role will be pivotal in supporting the finance function, ensuring that our rapid expansion is matched with robust financial oversight and insight. This position offers a fantastic opportunity to make a significant impact within our team. You will be at the forefront of providing the financial insights and analyses that are crucial for informed decision-making, thereby contributing directly to the ongoing success and growth of our organisation.

Responsibilities will include:

    • Elevate our financial accuracy to new heights as the guardian of our Xero bookkeeping, ensuring our records are not just current but a dependable foundation for decision-making.
    • Transform data into compelling monthly financial narratives, managing crucial aspects such as journals, depreciation, and accruals to enlighten and drive strategic choices.
    • Become the heartbeat of our supplier network by ensuring every invoice transitions smoothly from approval to payment, strengthening our partnerships and securing our supply chain.
    • Your analytical prowess will guide us in sculpting our cash flow forecasts, balancing expected and actual overheads to safeguard our financial journey.
    • Exercise your strategic flair in sculpting departmental budgets, turning figures into pathways that direct our financial journey.
    • Contribute to the evolution of our information management by getting involved with our Information Management System, which is currently in the design stage.
    • Engage in payroll activities during month-end, ensuring accurate and timely payroll processing, and providing essential support for smooth operations.

Expertise Required:

The ideal candidate for this position will possess a strong foundation in accounting principles and practices, coupled with hands-on experience in managing financial records and analyses

    • Proficiency in Xero or similar accounting software, with a deep understanding of bookkeeping practices and financial reporting.
    • Advanced skills in financial analysis, including the ability to translate complex data into acitonable insights and narratives.
    • Experience with budgeting, forecasting and financial planning. Demonstrating an ability to align financial strategies with organisational goals.
    • Knowledge of payroll processes and regulations, with the flexibility to support this function as needed.
    • Strong competency in Microsoft Excel or equivalent, capable of handling complex datasets for analysis and reporting. 
About You

You are a dynamic, detail-oriented individual with a passion for finance and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Your communication skills are top-notch, allowing you to effectively articulate financial concepts to non-finance colleagues.

    • A Qualified/Part Qualified Management Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, or equivalent) or with relevant experience in a similar role.
    • A strategic thinker, capable of seeing the bigger picture while ensuring the accuracy of fine details.
    • Proactive and self-motivated, with a strong sense of ownership and responsibility for your work.
    • A collaborative team player who enjoys working closely with others to achieve shared goals.
    • Adaptable and eager to take on new challenges, with a commitment to continuous learning and improvement.

Essential Attributes:

    • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen eye for detail.
    • Strong organisational and time-management abilities, capable of prioritising tasks in a deadline-driven environment.
    • Integrity and transparency in handling sensitive financial information.
    • A commitment to excellence and a drive to continuously elevate the financial function within the organisation.

Desirable Attributes:

    • Experience in a fast-growing company, familiar with the challenges and opportunities such growth presents.
    • A background in information management systems, particularly in designing or implementing financial components.
    • Additional certifications or courses related to finance, accounting, or business management.
    • An innovative mindset, with a history of suggesting and implementing improvements to financial processes or systems.

Other Requirements

    • Candidates must have an existing right to live and work in the UK.
    • Candidates will need to undergo an internal BPSS check prior to gaining site access.
    • Candidates will also need to either hold a current SC clearance or be willing and eligible to undergo a Security Clearance check (SC level) upon starting their employment with the company. To gain SC clearance you will normally need at least 5 years’ UK residency.

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