Finance Manager


Location:

Basingstoke & Deane

Date posted:

7th May 2019

Employment type:

Permanent

Job reference:

475897498-58479563

Staffing area:

Accounting and Finance


Description

Responsibilities:


Operational:

  • Ensure the smooth day to day management of all aspects of the finance department, providing effective leadership and management to the finance team
  • Production of monthly management accounts for each subsidiary and/or home, comprising P&L account, balance sheet, cash flow statement and KPI data
  • Produce ongoing forecasts, budgets and cash flow forecasts
  • Ensure all appropriate controls and processes are in place and adhered to, to provide timely production of all sales invoices and effective debt control
  • Ensure all purchase ledgers are managed in order that all creditors are accurately recorded, suppliers are paid appropriately and that good relations are maintained with all stakeholders
  • Oversee the production of all payrolls to ensure that all employees are paid accurately and in a timely manner
  • Communicating with home managers regarding expenditure and income and ensuring strong financial control is maintained at each home
  • Timely and accurate production of all regulatory returns, in particular those relating to payroll, VAT and National Statistics
  • Managing weekly payment run process
  • Completing group monthly and quarterly accounting consolidations
  • Detailed reconciliations and analysis in key areas of expenditure
  • Prepare accurate balance sheet reconciliations, through regular reviews and reconciliation of control accounts
  • Weekly reporting of financial and non-financial KPIs and other data
  • Act as cheque signatory and/or authorise expenditure up to limits as agreed with Directors
  • Supporting HR with any management reporting and information requests
  • Preparation of year end accounts and liaison with auditors
  • Development of systems, processes and controls to improve efficiency
  • Assisting in annual financial and business planning/budgeting process
  • Carry out ad hoc analysis or reporting work as requested
  • Establishing good working relationships across the Group

To perform other functions related to the role of a Finance Manager or as may be reasonable requested by the CFO or other Director. This is a minimum requirement as a job specification and can be amended at the discretion of the Line Manager following appropriate consultation.

People:

  • Maintaining a high degree of personal standards and conduct
  • Reinforcing a positive culture that respects people - staff, our customers and their families
  • Providing positive and professional role modelling to all other team members
  • Showing respect for, and co-operating with, all members of the team to work towards and achieve goals and objectives of Hartford Care
  • Participating fully in Personal Reviews including giving feedback to Line Manager

Customers

  • Establishing and maintaining an atmosphere conducive to providing excellent internal and external customer service
  • Providing excellent customer service
  • To ensure respect is always shown to each resident and staff members to uphold each person's dignity

Continuous Improvement:

  • Developing skills and knowledge pertinent to the current job role and beyond
  • Working with colleagues to continually improve our processes (the way we work) and our business performance


Performance:

  • Achieving agreed individual objectives from Appraisals and reviews
  • Understanding and adhering completely to all Company policies and procedures
  • Performing any other responsibility required for the smooth, efficient operation of the business

Environment:

  • Adhering to Company Health and Safety procedures including security procedures
  • Ensuring the presentation of our premises is maintained to a high standard
  • Minimising our impact on the environment by ensuring that we are responsible and economical in our use of resources and disposal of waste

  • Skills, Knowledge and Experience:


    Essential:

    • Fully qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA, ACA)
    • Recent experience of leading and managing a small team
    • Advanced Excel knowledge and skills
    • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of the accounts function
    • Experience of developing systems, processes and controls in a growing organisation
    • Excellent written and oral communication with the ability to communicate at a range of levels
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook
    • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
    • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to plan, prioritise and work under pressure

    Desired:

    • Good knowledge and experience of overseeing payroll
    • Recent experience of using Sage

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the following terms: https://www.roberthalf.co.uk/privacy-notice



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