Finance Manager

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We are looking to recruit an experienced Finance professional for a leading Utilities company based in St Albans.

This position will suit a commercially focused Financial Manager, to be responsible for the financial management of the business and play a significant role in the development and growth of the company.

Reporting to the Managing Director, this role is a key member of the management team.

Key Responsibilities include:

• Day to day management of the finance function, ensuring that all financial transactions are recorded in an accurate and timely manner
• Preparation of weekly MI reporting with analysis and commentary
• Preparation of monthly management accounts including profit and loss, balance sheet and other internal reporting requirements, with variance analysis
• Credit Control, ensuring debtor days are minimised
• Provide relevant financial information to the Senior team, including income and expenditure, and cash flow forecasts
• Support Finance and Operational Managers in understanding individual and team profitability
• Provide ad hoc reporting and analysis as required
• Review key risks and anticipate potential risks arising from new strategies and external factors
• Responsible for ensuring financial controls are robust and appropriate, and in keeping with company policies
• Assist with other areas of the business as required
• Run commission statements
• Communicate sales figures and targets to team
• Accurately updating and using CRM for management reports
• Client utility audit – responsible for identifying, negotiating and recovering overcharging from suppliers
• Invoice validation and query resolution
• Create and tailor bespoke consumption reports with management information for clients
• Business Plans

Key Skills required:

• ACCA / CIMA qualified, or equivalent
• Experience in a similar role
• Good understanding of Accounting frameworks, policies and procedures
• Strong all-round accounts experience including month end processes, sales and purchase ledgers, credit control, reporting and analysis
• Influence business decision by demonstrating a detailed understanding of financial expectations
• Excellent communication skills at all levels across the business, and with all stakeholders
• Good knowledge of using MS Excel and Sage 50
• Organised and efficient with excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work to tight deadlines
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong client management skills to manage the needs of the clients
• Excellent communication and customer service skills
• Negotiation skills
• Strong analytical skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work without supervision – being proactive and using own initiative
• Technical skill and understanding
• Solution-conscious
• Goal driven, adaptable, confident

Disclaimer - FRS strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to treating all applicants alike. FRS does not treat any individual on grounds of sex, age, colour, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or membership or non-membership of a trade union, less favourably than others. All vacancies advertised are open to all ages.