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Finance Manager

The role

We are looking for an experienced Accountant to join our growing team and would ideally suit a candidate keen to progress to Financial Controller.

The role will report to the Financial Director.

Key responsibilities

Financial Accounting

  • Responsibility for the accurate maintenance of all entity accounting systems and ledgers
  • Continually driving system and process improvement
  • Deliver the month end process ensuring adherence to monthly internal and external reporting calendar
  • Submission of all monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc reporting packs to Omnicom
  • Production of internal management accounts
  • Responsible for reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts
  • Ensuring reconciliations are prepared at least monthly for key profit and loss accounts (all revenue and payroll nominal accounts)
  • Detailed variance analysis

Cash, Working Capital and Treasury

  • Responsible for Group cashflow management including development of process
  • Responsible for team accountability for credit control ensuring that debtors are being paid on time and issues escalated where necessary
  • Reporting on the above internally and to Omnicom
  • Delivering monthly submission of working capital report and weekly cash collections submissions to Omnicom
  • Supporting Head of Business Affairs in performance bonds
  • Review processes / suggest improvements to streamline

Payroll

  • Finance lead on payroll working in collaboration with HR to deliver payroll for 5 offices (Assistant Accountant support on small offices)
    • Reviewing all entries and ensuring accuracy to supporting information
    • Reconciliation and posting of all payroll entries
    • Continually streamlining and improving process

Audit and Statutory Accounts Preparation

  • Leading on file prep for all entities (supported by Assistant Accountant)
  • Preparation of UK annual statutory accounts using Omnicom OneSource system
  • Management of UK on-site audit acting as first point of contact for all queries

Tax and Other Compliance

  • Responsible for UK PAYE, VAT and Corporation Tax compliance
  • Management of employee benefits and production of annual Pllds
  • Submission of annual PSA
  • Preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns to HMRC

Other

  • Any other ad-hoc reporting requirements

Qualifications and skills

  • Preferably ACCA / ACA / CIMA qualified ideally with 1-2 years post-qualification experience
  • Intermediate to advanced level in Excel with knowledge of Sum ifs, Macros, V/H lookups and pivot tables
  • Experience of Sage and Hyperion desirable
  • A keen interest in systems would be preferable and experience of system implementation would be considered favourably
  • Experience of services industry, specifically marketing services is desirable

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is unfortunately not possible to respond directly to all applicants, only to those whose candidacy is being pursued. In addition, the length of the recruitment process varies based on the vacancy needs. Traditionally, the process takes approximately 2-4 weeks. Therefore, your patience is greatly appreciated.

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