Assistant Finance Manager

  • Location:

    Chesterfield, Derbyshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £29000 - £30000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kayley Haythornthwaite

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  • Published:

    21 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Kayley Haythornthwaite

We are proud to be working on a sole agency basis with our client, a charitable organisation based in Chesterfield, with their search for an Assistant Finance Manager. This super opportunity to join a well-known organisation in a newly created role due to expansion. You will work as part of a close-knit team, closely supporting the Finance Manager by independently supervising core finance processes including month end. It will also proactively lead projects to improve processes, to support wider business initiatives and to develop and implement new ways of working to streamline and digitalise processes.

We're looking for a Management Accountant who has ideally worked for a smaller organisation and is looking to take their next step up in their career to gain people management experience. This is a great opportunity to work for a fantastic Finance Manager who has an excellent track record of mentoring and developing individuals along their chosen career path.

Duties will include;

-Monthly reporting - Primary review and assurance of month end budget holder reports, compilation of regular finance reports associated with third party funding, Office of National Statistics reporting
-Maintaining and developing financial forecast files for the latest month end reports including consistent updates of master data and mapping tables across all reports
-Balance sheet control account assurance
-Review taxation and regulatory returns and claims compiled by the Assistant Finance Officers before they are submitted to the relevant bodies
-Process documentation and cross skilling in the end to end process of purchasing to payment
-Review of supplier BACS payment proposals and authorisations, including supplier statement reconciliations and control of direct debits
-To deliver specific changes and enhancements to support "new business development"
-To support the Finance Manager and Director of Finance in coaching and mentoring Finance team members through study processes and career development
-To work with budget holders across the organisation in raising finance skills more widely

To be successful in your application you will be a Part or Fully Qualified Accountant (AAT, CIMA, ACCA) with relevant management accounting experience, used to working in a hands on role ideally for a charity however this is not a pre-requisite.

You will be a self starter, have a positive approach and will be keen to assist with mentoring members of the team. The right person will be a team player that is able to support and coach members of the team. They will have a hands on, proactive approach to work, with a drive to develop and improve processes.

Additional experience required includes;

-Excellent Excel skills and experience using SAGE
-Excellent communication style with the ability to build stakeholder relationships is essential
-VAT and gift aid experience would be highly desirable

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.