1. Collating, preparing and interpreting reports, budgets, accounts, commentaries and financial statements 2. Undertaking strategic analysis and assisting with strategic planning 3. Producing business plans 4. Undertaking research into pricing, competitors and factors affecting performance 5. Controlling income, cash flow and expenditure 6. Managing budgets 7. Developing and managing financial systems/models 8. Carrying out business modelling and risk assessments 9. Supervising staff 10. Liaising with managerial staff and other colleagues 11. Provide financial reports and interpret financial information to managerial staff while recommending further courses of action 12. Advise on investment activities and provide strategies that the company should take 13. Maintain the financial health of the organization 14. Analyze costs, pricing, variable contributions, sales results and the company’s actual performance compared to the business plans 15. Develop trends and projections for the firm’s finances 16. Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities 17. Oversee operations of the finance department, set goals and objectives, and design a framework for these to be met 18. Liaise with auditors to ensure appropriate monitoring of company finances is maintained. 19. Correspond with various other departments, discussing company plans and agreeing on future paths to be taken. Reporting to: Managing Director. Subordinates: team of 5 accountants. Length of Probation Period: 3 months max. Working hours: Sat to Wed 08:00 to 17:00, Thu 08:00 to 12:00. Travel requirements: ready to travel if required.
University Qualifications: BSc/MA degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics. Nature and length of previous experience: Minimum 8 years in Finance/Accounting with at least 5 years as Financial Manager. Specialist knowledge: -Proven experience as a Financial Manager -Experience in the financial sector with previous possible roles -Extensive understanding of financial trends both within the company and general market patterns -Proficient user of finance software -Specialist knowledge: Excellent IT skills (systematic search, mail management, MS Office-Word, Excel and PowerPoint, CRM ) -Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills -Able to manage, guide and lead employees to ensure appropriate financial processes are being used -A solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles -Working knowledge of all statutory legislation and regulations Soft Skills and Personality traits: -good oral and written communication skills -self-motivation -commercial awareness -initiative and the ability to work as part of a team -Excellent problem-solving -analytical, technical, IT and numerical abilities.
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