Head of Finance
Review systems and processes to ensure appropriate control whilst improving cash flow management/ forecasting, project planning information and budgeting & forecasting information. Owning the delivery of accurate value added monthly management accounts. Working with senior management to build dashboard of key performance indicators. Responsible for timely and accurate month end closing procedures, production of P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Aged debtors. Ongoing, regular reconciliation of ledgers including bank, cash, credit card, and balance sheet. Production of weekly project status reports; support project forecasting, reporting and accounting. Business partnering on key projects to ensure accurate and timely reporting, comparing actual to project budget and regular updated forecasts. Ownership and management of banking relationships. Regular review of Fixed Asset Register to ensure all capital expenditure is accurately recorded and reflect fair value. Monthly salary journals (including pension, salary sacrifice calculations), ensure prompt salary payments. VAT reconciliation reporting and liaison with HMRC on VAT monthly. Ownership of R&D Tax Credit process, including submission of annual claim. Develop and improve systems and controls identifying opportunities for automation to reduce manual processes. Lead annual budget and ongoing forecast process, and provide financial input and modelling in accordance with longer term strategic business plans. Other projects as required by management (e.g. month to date reports and spend reviews etc). Working with the company's external accounting firm whose current activity includes : Year End Accounts & Year End Audit Payroll R&D tax credit claim Audit of grant claims Corporation tax return P11Ds Annual EMI share option return Support with Quickbooks Key skills required: Qualified ACA/ACCA/ACMA Excellent all round financial and management accounting experience Commercial and pro-active approach Enthusiasm and desire to get involved in all aspects of the business Experience of managing a small team Applicants must live within easy commute of Basingstoke.