Part-time Finance Manager

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North Cambridge Part-time- circa 20-28 hours per week Salary: £40-45,000 pro-rata + 15% bonus, generous pension scheme and many other benefits The biggest attraction of this senior role by far is the exceptional working environment and the career prospects on offer. The level of responsibility and career opportunity will grow. This company are creative, well-run, ambitious and well-funded. The Company: We’re passionate about how science can improve the world around us. Ultimately, our work helps to ensure that companies, scientists and healthcare experts find and understand the technologies they need to drive discovery, cure disease, improve crop yields and make the world a better place. We do that by working with some of the world’s most exciting companies, helping them to tell stories that educate, inform, entertain and inspire life science professionals across the globe in the pursuit of mutual growth and success. Our core values make us unique and are key to our success. They work to unify our team and align our efforts to deliver our shared goals for the company and our clients. Our core values are: * Do the right thing * Get stuff done * Do a ridiculously good job * Be a modest expert * Live to learn * Be an analytical thinker We’re one of the fastest-growing life science marketing agencies in the world and are looking for talented individuals to join our excellent team. Is this you? The Job: Role and Responsibilities The Finance Manager has overall responsibility for a number of accounts administration and finance functions with the aim of maintaining and improving efficiency and productivity of the business finance department. The role is diverse, and embraces many skillsets requiring accounting and bookkeeping, knowledge and experience of Xero, excellent organisation, an eye for detail, and empathy and strong communications for team engagement. The Finance Manager role is pivotal to the success of the department and the company. The role requires a helpful, friendly personality who acts as a lynchpin, supporting day-to-day accounts activities internally, with the Financial Director and Department Heads, and externally, as an accounts manager for our valued clients and suppliers. This person needs to be an uber efficient, highly organised person who is a creative problem solver and keen to work in a dynamic environment. Having the drive and mindset to innovate and optimise processes and implement new ideas will be a rewarding and exciting part of this role. The Finance Manager will work closely with the Financial Director to support the growing needs and opportunities of the business through its next phase of development. The primary functions of the Finance Manager include: Accounts Administration responsibilities · Daily updates of bank feeds into Xero · Reconciliation of all accounts (GBP and foreign currency) · Record and upload supplier invoices to Xero · Reconcile supplier statements and solve invoice queries · Manage and raise supplier payments for authorisation · Reconcile all payments/transfers from bank accounts (including two foreign currency accounts) · Process and upload personal and petty cash expenses across the team (GBP & foreign currency) · Process and upload credit card statements and reconcile transactions against expenses · Payroll administration - Manage payroll data for submission to Payroll · Set-up client sales invoices, using account team spreadsheet (BioStrata and its newswire service, LSNW) · Aged debtor management Bookkeeping and Payroll · Payroll management (through Xero) · Benefits and pension management (liaising with HR) · VAT returns · Monthly management reports · Manage bank communication and relationship (HSBC) · Manage HMRC communication and submissions · Training of internal team members/new starters (expenses and associate finance functions) · Manage internal budgets · Payment management and set up Reporting Working closely with the Finance Director: · P&L management and budget reporting working with internal budget holders · Cashflow forecasting · Input and support to accountant for EOY accounts submissions · Seek and apply for funding/grants and R&D tax credits · Set up finances and reporting against new activities and processes/ventures · Represent finance in team meetings and support department in company presentations The Rewards: * You will work (once it is safe to do so) in a brand-new office designed to give you the environment, the space, and the facilities to allow you to shine. * Career opportunity based on merit, not time served that will exceed your expectations. Promotion opportunities are available. * A level of dynamism within the company rarely found outside of a capital company, but set in a beautiful, leafy, well-served location. * Mentoring by senior, prolific and successful entrepreneurs. About You You’ll be either qualified by experience or by exams and have a background as either a Finance Manager or Financial Controller, running the finance department of a busy company. Interviews are immediately available