Finance manager

Watford - United Kingdom



  • Create the monthly accounts from relevant region as allocated (P&L, Balance Sheet and KPIs): sales ledger, purchase ledger, nominal ledger, accounts reconciliation.
  • Processing of month end journals, accruals and prepayments
  • Responsible for ensuring monthly balance sheet reconciliations are completed, and any issues addressed
  • Analyse and report on discrepancies, ensuring 100% accuracy and integrity of information to be presented at board meetings
  • Budget preparation and reforecast
  • Ensure financial compliance with HMRC and other regulatory bodies
  • Assist in preparation in advance for annual external audit, as well as dealing with auditors in person
  • Assist with cost saving and shared service initiatives
  • Monitor key assets and liabilities to help drive improvements to the balance sheet and the business as a whole
  • Monthly reports to the Head of Finance and MD of the company with suggested improvements on budgets deviations.
  • Work closely with and coordinate the accounts teams to ensure accurate, detailed and coherent performance reporting.
  • Highlight areas for improvement in the above
  • Daily management of cash flow, and inter-account transfers as required
  • Ad-hoc reporting both internally and externally

Personal Attributes

  • The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator, with experience in Management and Financial Accounting. They must be proactive and lead by example, support the accounting team as required.
  • This is a full and varied role, which will provide the right candidate an opportunity to develop.
  • Computer literate in all MS Office applications, a previous working knowledge in SAP would be an advantage.
  • Relevant experience within a similar environment is essential



  • Full time, Monday to Friday
  • Office based
  • Staff Discount
  • Free parking on site
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