Finance Manager - Edinburgh

Industry & Commerce - Finance Executive/Management
Ref: 2585 Date Posted: Monday 17 Sep 2018
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A fantastic opportunity for a hands-on and experienced accountant to join a fast paced high growth company in Edinburgh for a period for 6 months (may go permanent)

The Company 

A high growth international company based in Edinburgh with an energetic and collaborative culture. People have a great attitude and there is very little resistance to change. There is employee parking and also excellent public transport links. 

The Role 

The role of Finance Manager will actively manage and support one member of staff (Accounts Assistant) and own the P&L and cashflow. Key to the role is improving financial processes and the establishment of financial controls. 

You will be involved but definitely not be restricted to the following deliverables: 

  • Ownership of the production of full management accounts and updating the company P&L
  • Managing cashflow forecasts and supplier payments
  • Reporting and recording sales data to the business and in regular management meetings
  • Running monthly payroll (outsourced) and pension contributions
  • Quarterly VAT submissions to HMRC
  • Year end preparation 
  • Overseeing on-boarding of new employees and other HR functions

The Person

  • A Qualified or QBE accountant 
  • Have people management/mentoring experience
  • Have the gravitas and confidence to attend and challenge at board meetings 
  • Are flexible and adaptable to turn your had to any financial or operational issue that requires addressed
  • Be a "people person"
  • Ideally come from a FMCG, manufacturing or even a retail environment 
  • Have a track record in financial process improvement 
  • Must have worked in an SME environment (financial services background not suitable)