Finance Manager

posted 27th April 2020
  • United Kingdom
  • £35,000 - £45,000 Per Annum
  • Watford
  • Full Time


  • £35,000 - £45,000 Per Annum


AJ Chambers are pleased to be representing a long-established agricultural company, based in Watford, who are seeking a Financial Controller or Finance Manager. The successful candidate will be solely responsible for dealing with the practice management and finance functions for the business. Our client will consider applications straight from practice if they have significant agriculture client exposure.

Operational Management:

  • Monitor timings and job costings
  • Liaise with contracts manager to ensure valuations are carried out on time
  • Oversee all billing
  • Solely accountable for developing and providing key management information, KPI`s and associated analysis in order to support the continuous improvement of key processes and controls whilst adhering to strict deadlines
  • Draft and send payment schedules and update relevant systems in a timely and efficient manner
  • Manage and update finance systems and carry out month end checks

 Finance Function:

  • Solely accountable for the preparation of management reports, variance analysis, monthly management accounts, year-end statutory accounts, assist in the budgeting and cash flow forecasting and month/financial year end and update cash flow daily, adhering to strict deadlines
  • Carry out financial analysis on data and make recommendations for costs savings/efficiencies
  • Manage credit control and invoicing – monthly billing
  • Oversee Post supplier invoices and credit cards
  • Payment of suppliers, wages, PAYE, VAT, Pension, staff expenses etc
  • Process monthly staff salaries including appropriate deductions and enhancements as agreed
  • Review and File company VAT returns with HMRC
  • Assist in developing systems and processes in the financial systems
  • Review and renew insurance and other business contracts as required
  • Prepare financial data up to VAT preparation and submission
  • Manage payroll system including year-end

The Candidate

  • ACCA/ACA/CIMA Qualified - Is preferred, but will even consider a QBE for an exceptional candidate
  • Finance experience gained in an agricultural business
  • Advanced Excel user / Highly I.T competent – Xero experience desired
  • Payroll experience required

For more information this Financial Controller role, please contact Scott Golding at AJ Chambers. 

Job reference: FM0420

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