Finance Manager – Professional Practice firm
Are you currently a Finance Manager / Senior Management Accountant / Senior Bookkeeper who has experience, or a strong interest in, working internally for a medium size Top 50 accountancy firm based in an easily accessible location in Central London? Are you keen to work internally in the firms finance team and manage their overall finance function? Do you either have experience already working in industry or are you working in practice and looking to make your first move into an internal finance role? Are you looking to work for a friendly and relaxed, yet highly professional firm of 100 staff where you will have a varied, challenging and interesting role and report directly to the Partners / owners of the business? Are you also keen to manage and grow a small finance team? Based in a newly created role your role will be varied and hands on. You will be responsible for controlling and maintaining all financial areas of the practice, duties to include: preparation of the firms monthly management accounts, VAT returns, cash management, general ledger postings, payment runs, various reconciliations, monthly profit and loss account preparation and trial balance analysis, cashflows, budgets and month end journals. You will also be responsible for assisting with the firms annual account preparations, plus be responsible for any ad hoc work as required. You will also be responsible for areas such reviewing and improving internal controls, systems, processes and procedures and improving the firms overall efficiency and profitability. Your role will be high profile, varied and highly rewarding and you will be given the opportunity to really make your mark on this growing firm. The firm offer flexi working arrangements including working at least twice a week from home. The firm would also consider if someone wants to work part time, 4 days a week instead of 5 days.
To be considered for this new role (August 2022) you can either be ACA qualified or qualified by experience. Its likely you will either already be working in industry and looking for your next challenge, or you will be working in practice and looking to make your first move into an internal finance role. You will be looking to work in a high profile professional practice, in a role you can really make your own. You must have strong technical and communication skills, be a team player as well as being able to work by yourself and work to tight deadlines. You will report directly to the owners of the business and also be responsible for many ad hoc projects. The role will have a great work life balance and wont have long hours. Experience of Iris Star Practice Management System and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central software is desirable but training can be provided so not essential.
This excellent quality Accountancy Firm has a great reputation in the UK and internationally and is growing at a steady rate. They have a relaxed and friendly feel, with a very low staff turnover and people forge long term careers at this firm and often stay for their whole careers. This newly created Finance Manager / Senior Management Accountant position is an excellent opportunity for someone to work in the internal finance function of a growing businesses, work directly with the owners of a well run and good quality professional practice, and forge a long term career with great progression and opportunities on offer.