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Finance Manager (12 months) - Edinburgh

Industry & Commerce - Accountant (Qualified by Experience)
Ref: 2668 Date Posted: Tuesday 04 Dec 2018
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12 month fixed term contract for a Finance Manager of transactional services team of 5 people, with input into management accounts. This role is to start asap. 

The Company

A city centre not for profit organisation with excellent public transport links. This organisation has recently gone through organisational restructuring and implemented new accounting software

The Role

  • Responsible for the effective management of the finance staff team covering; sales ledger, purchase ledger, financial ledger and payroll & expenses 
  • To ensure all daily and monthly financial transactions are processed accurately and timeously to produce the first draft of the monthly management accounts
  • To ensure all financial system internal controls are operational and fit for purpose
  • Prepare monthly accounts such that all transactions processed and all recurring monthly journals for deferred income, provisions, prepayments etc are completed
  • Completion and review of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Monitor and update Fixed Asset register and depreciation
  • Posting of various month end journals – investments, stock, flexible benefits and other adjustments
  • Produce monthly management accounts, liaise with budget holders to ensure accuracy and investigate any variances

Key challenges in the role will include: 

  • Ability to problem solve and go back to first principles to resolve any errors in ledgers
  • Liaison with budget holders to reduce aged debt
  • Escalation to budget holders if financial procedures are not being followed 
  • Work prioritisation across the finance team
  • Dealing with finance queries from across the Organisation effectively

The Person

  • Excellent people management skills to motivate and develop a team of 5 staff
  • Strong IT skills with excellent excel skills and extensive knowledge of financial systems
  • High levels of drive and initiative to problem solve and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate confidently at all levels across the Organisation