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Finance Manager at GradFuel

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤30000 per year

Location: London

Salary: £30K

Sectors: Startup, Tech, Hiring platform

This is an exciting opportunity with a fast-growing startup in London that is changing the way graduates kick start their career by using technology & data, to guide & match graduates with the jobs that suit them best.

We’re looking for someone who’s ready for a high-energy exciting & challenging but extremely rewarding startup work environment, helping grow the company into the future.

With over 90% of graduates unsure about which career is likely to be most suited following University, with over 700,000 coming out of University a year and hundreds of thousands of jobs to pick from, there’s a real problem in the graduate job market - the perfect match between company & employee, is like finding a needle in a haystack.

You know the tireless and laborious job finding process? I’m sure you’ve thought, wouldn’t it be easier if I could just apply to jobs I know I’d get an interview for or jobs I actually want sent to me by a personal assistant, who matches my experience & personality, so I can apply to the best roles for me? That’s why we’ve built GradFuel, to do exactly that. We help bring the right companies and employees together, ensuring happier people and more successful companies.

 

 

Job Description/Duties:

 

Finance Manager is to be responsible for the provision of expert financial support, advice and guidance to the CEO and Senior Management Team in their financial planning, management and control of government funded projects. To ensure monthly management accounts are produced in accordance with stated procedures.

 

Finance Manager responsibilities include processing payments, maintaining cost reports, and managing invoices. If you have an accounting background and are interested in procedures like tax management and budget preparation, we’d like to meet you. Ultimately, you’ll help maintain our company’s financial health and make sure we use our resources beneficially.

 

You should be familiar with audits, invoices, and budget preparations. Our ideal candidate demonstrates interest in managing accounting activities, including bank reconciliations, accounts payable and accounts receivable. You should also have excellent organisational skills and be able to handle time-sensitive tasks.
 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the company, such as payroll, invoicing, grant claims and other transactions.
  • Oversee, manage, and develop financial department employees, including financial assistants and accountants.
  • Contract outside services for tax preparation, auditing, banking, investments, and other financial needs as necessary.
  • Track the company’s financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement.
  • Seek out methods for minimising financial risk to the company.
  • Research and analyse financial reports and market trends.
  • Provide insightful information and expectations to senior executives to aid in long-term and short-term decision making.
  • Review financial data and prepare monthly and annual reports.
  • Work with the CEO to present financial reports to board members, stakeholders, executives, and clients in formal meetings.
  • Stay up to date with technological advances and accounting software to be used for financial purposes.
  • Work with the CEO to establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company.
  • Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation.
  • Ad hoc projects and general business support

Requirements

  • Accountancy qualification – ACA, ACCA or CIMA with at least 1-2 years of post-qualified experience in a relevant industry role.
  • Good familiarity with XERO, well versed in XERO management.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge
  • A desire to take responsibility and 'own' your work
  • Track record of delivery results – you are willing to show initiative to generate results
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • A proactive approach: you should be motivated to take the initiative to make improvements
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced, frequently changing environment with ambitious targets designed to disrupt a major global market
  • Strong organisational skills and an awareness of the importance of deadlines
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