Finance Manager

Finance Manager


Finance Manager, Newcastle upon Tyne, £38,000 – £45,000


Edward Reed Recruitment are seeking a full-time experienced Finance Manager to join our clients’ accounts team.  This is a demanding role, and we are seeking an individual to take responsibility for the management of the day-to-day finances along with implementation of improved reporting and robust systems as the business grows rapidly.  This role will report directly into the Finance Director.


Responsibilities of the role will include (but not exhaustive):

  • Prepare full accounts including cash flow/balance sheet
  • Variance analysis
  • Departmental Budgets
  • Forecasting & Budgeting
  • Commercial monitoring and reporting
  • Support Finance Director with Board Report information
  • Collating monthly Payroll data to provide to external bureau
  • Cash flow forecasting and highlighting any risks or opportunities
  • In depth reconciliation of separate Client Account money flows
  • Reviewing and authorising supplier payments and customer refunds
  • Manage year end statutory accounts process with the support of external accountants
  • Support the annual R&D tax claim process with external accountants/HMRC
  • Work alongside Extended Leadership Team to identify and implement profit improvement opportunities
  • Develop and produce business KPIs to optimise decision-making


Personal Attributes

  • Self-starter/highly motivated individual
  • Highly analytical
  • Ability to supervise and develop small finance team
  • Eagerness to learn and grow with the business
  • Demonstrates strong commercial awareness
  • Leadership skills with the ability to influence others


Required Qualification/Experience/Skills

  • Final examination stage CIMA/ACCA/ICAEW
  • Excel – expert user, must demonstrate ability to build own spreadsheets and be proficient with formulae e.g. VLOOKUPS/IF statements/INDEX MATCH/pivot tables
  • At least 5 years’ experience of working in a Management Accountant capacity or similar


Desirable Qualification/Experience/Skills

  • Xero accounts package experience
  • CIMA/ACCA/ICAEW qualified 0-3 years’ PQE
  • Worked in a service environment background with high volume transactions