Finance Manager

Job Title: Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Reference: BBBH473_1531848066
Contact Name: Harper May
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 17, 2018 18:21

Job Description

Harper May has been engaged by one of London's most exciting new restaurant brands to find them a dynamic and engaging Finance Manager. The group currently has 3 sites across the capital and s looking to expand in the next year. With a highly regarded backroom team and substantial financial backing this is set to happen in the next 6 months hence the desire to get someone in the role before then to grow with the business. Restaurant/Start up experience is absolutely necessary and must also be fully qualified.


Key Responsibilities …

Management Reporting:

- Preparation of monthly management accounts (to include P&L, Balance Sheet, Creditors and Debtors), with commentary on key performance variances.

- Communicate financial results to the Directors and External Partners

- Monthly reporting of the sales ledger position and purchase ledger.

- Liaise with the outsourced services such as, payroll, Auditors and Advisors


Financial Control:

- Ensure that key financial controls and procedures operate effectively, particularly in relation to sales, purchasing, food and beverage, stock, cash and capital expenditure

- Preparation of daily reporting requirements as needed

- Update accounting controls and procedures for any changes in business practices

- Monitor compliance to accounting procedures

- Financial planning and analysis

- Support the management team in producing and communicating the company's annual budget

- Support the Directors and the management team in any commercial initiatives; such as customer and product profitability

- Respond to ad hoc information requests from the Board or External Partners on a timely basis

- Oversee our 3rd Party provider on Treasury and cash management

- Responsible for managing the company's cash cycle - sales invoicing, prompt collection of receivables, action on overdue debts, purchase authorisation and payment of suppliers via the weekly and monthly pay cycles.

- Weekly reconciliation of the bank account and cash

- Statutory - Preparation of quarterly VAT return

- Preparation of year-end audit file and liaison with company's auditors

- Providing analysis and information for completion of Corporation Tax return


Key knowledge, skills, experience and attributes:

- Ideally hold a ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualification Ability to manage own time efficiently and effectively

- Commercially astute

- Good communicator, especially with people from non-financial backgrounds

- Willing to work on a "hands on" basis and contribute positively in a small company environment

- Excellent PC skills

- Must have the right to work and live in the UK