Business Garage is an exciting, dynamic, growing company offering a wide range of outsourced business support services to SMEs locally.  We are looking for a highly professional, enthusiastic and approachable Finance Manager to support the Financial Controller and manage a small team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to take ownership of their role and make a real difference to our growing business.

The role:

In this broad, interesting and challenging finance role you will provide complete finance management, bookkeeping and payroll services to a wide range of SME clients. You will also be responsible for managing a small team.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Line management and mentoring of team
  • Management of team’s workload, ensuring client service levels are met
  • Client relationship management
  • Taking a proactive approach to identifying and resolving any issues
  • Management accounts preparation
  • VAT returns
  • Processing income, receipts and expenses
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Preparing and processing monthly payment runs
  • Running payroll
  • Ad-hoc finance tasks
  • Keeping GDPR and data protection in mind in day to day responsibilities

The person:

We are looking for someone with a strong finance background who has experience of all the above. You may have worked as a Finance Manager already, or Senior Finance Executive, or Senior Bookkeeper with line management responsibilities. Ideally you will be used to dealing with a number of clients from different sectors, and be flexible about working off-site at clients’ premises. Client relationship management is key to the success of this role, so you will have a strong customer service ethos.

Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy are essential. You should be familiar with a range of accounting and payroll software packages – SAGE and Xero in particular. You will also need a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.

People who join our team need to be passionate about what they do. Enthusiasm, flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail are essential.

In return we offer a competitive salary, gym and healthcare membership after a qualifying period, a vibrant working environment and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and successful business.

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter with your salary expectations by Friday 13th December to [email protected]

Please note: only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted. If you do not hear back from us by close of business on Friday 3rd January you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

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If you would like to discuss the role, please contact us on 01235 433099