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Finance Manager

We are a well-established family run business within the cooking oil industry. We now have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager to join us, ensuring smooth running of the Accounts function of the business. Direct report one accounts assistant.

About the role:

Purchase Ledger for two separate entities;

  • Processing purchase invoices in to Sage Accounts using correct cost centre and properties, for two separate legal entities
  • Reconciliation of all Purchase Ledger Accounts
  • Month End Procedures
  • Processing payments.
  • All other aspects of accounts payable.

Sales Ledger for two separate entities;

  • Raising sales invoices
  • All aspects for accounts receivable duties
  • Credit control and reducing aged debt
  • Analysis of sales figures
  • Raising credit notes and applying to invoices.
  • Entering and allocating payments received
  • Month end reconciliation including sending all month end statements to customers
  • Dealing with all customer queries.


  • Perform bank reconciliations for two separate entities.

Other duties

  • VAT returns,
  • Journals where necessary.
  • Monthly management of cashflow.
  • Quarterly Environment Agency report.
  • Responsible for tankers contract sales and maintaining the weighbridge spreadsheet.
  • Calculation payroll hours and liaising with external payroll company.
  • Assisting in payroll queries.
  • Confidential recording of employee data
  • Overseeing and working with one account assistant
  • Support to external Accountant.

Person Specification**

  • Be confident and proactive in setting up new processes and systems
  • Candidates should have had at least 3 years experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of payroll is desirable but not essential
  • Be confident with Sage Accounts
  • Able to turn their hand to many tasks
  • Work well within a fast-paced, ever-changing and growing environment
  • Have strong communication skill
  • Be able to prioritise their workload
  • Be well organised with a keen eye for detail
  • Be highly computer literate with strong all-round Sage and Excel skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships with non-financial functions at all management levels
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines
  • Flexible during times of change
  • Confident in problem solving
  • Ability to balance quality and quantity on repetitive tasks
  • Strong teamworking skills.

This is a varied finance role within a high performing SME.

London, England, UK