Finance Manager – Irlam, Manchester

The Role

To become the Finance Technical Lead within Freedom Fibre. Reporting to the CFO, you will ensure compliance to accounting standards and legal requirements to prepare an accurate set of accounts and financial statements. You will have responsibility for all accounting, tax and treasury related matters helping to define policy and ensure governance. Within the first few months you will work with the CFO to create a finance team which will scale as the Company scales, however at the outset the role requires a hands-on approach, and the successful candidate must be experienced in preparing accounts from first principles. The opportunity for the right candidate to become the future Financial Controller for Freedom Fibre.

Key result areas

  • Monthly set of management accounts.

  • VAT and tax compliance

  • Cash management, including bank reconciliations.

  • Establishing and implementing accounting policy and procedures.

  • Statutory and audit compliance

  • Working with advisors on tax planning.

  • Bank relationship and as the Company scales, debt and covenant management.

  • Accounts payable

  • Accounts receivable.

  • Supporting the CFO in building a Finance Function.

Reporting to

Chief Financial Officer

Qualifications (essential)

  • Qualified ACMA, ACCA, ICAEW

  • Relevant Experience (essential)

  • Preparation of statutory accounts

  • Preparation of management accounts

  • Preparation of VAT returns

  • Bank reconciliations

  • Aptitude, skills and abilities

  • Enjoys technical aspects of accounting

  • Strong Excel skills – data manipulation (desirable)

  • Good communication and presentation skills (desirable)

Personable attributes

  • Methodical approach

  • Attention to detail

  • Collaborative

  • Motivated to learn and progress

  • Able to provide constructive challenge

Our ideal fit

Someone who is a team player, they must be willing to get their sleeves rolled up from time to time, in order to take this business from what is a start-up to one that is an industry leader.

Working with Freedom Fibre

We operate in a relaxed and industrious atmosphere; you will be encouraged to speak out and contribute wherever you feel you have something to offer. Our offices are open 07:00 through to 19:00 and we are happy to be flexible with working hours so you can enjoy a relatively stress-free commute or work from home to create the best possible work life balance that suits you and Freedom Fibre. We have a Company pension scheme which Freedom Fibre support generously.

Place of work

The place of work will be offices in Irlam, near Manchester.

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