Finance Manager in United Kingdom

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Job Title: Finance Manager
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: £25,000 - £40,000
Type: Full Time
Job Sector: Accountancy
Sub Sector: Finance Manager
Job Reference No: KT14FinanceMgr060421

Job Description

Sesame is looking for a Financial Manager to lead on all aspects of Sesame`s finance. The works spans from inputting employee`s expenses forms, to presenting regular profitability reports with analysis and payroll. You will be based in the office 5 days per week. Sesame use Sage 50 v27. You will report to the Director of Commercial Development, who is a Qualified Accountant.

Role: Finance Manager

Company: Sesame Access Systems Limited

Hours: 40 hours per week (9am - 5pm)

Reporting To: Director of Commercial Development

Salary: GBP25k - GBP40k per annum, dependant on experience

Location: Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7LF. 10 minutes` walk from Byfleet and New Haw British Rail station. Car and Bike parking available onsite.

Start Date: ASAP. March 2021

About Us

Sesame Access Systems Ltd designs, builds and installs bespoke wheelchair access lifts across the world. Our Clients include Sydney Opera House, Seattle Space Needle and Kensington Palace. We are passionate about engineering, innovation and working with Architects to deliver cutting edge wheelchair access solutions across the world.

Sesame`s Mission Statement is to be the most reliable wheelchair lift company in the world, with the best customer service.

We also want our work to be fun and supportive. We hold lunchtime pool tournaments and regular BBQs and staff events. In 2016 Sesame won The Queens Award for enterprise in Innovation.

Details of Job

1. Keep up to date with emails.

2. Keep up to date with `Asana` tasks. Asana is our software to manage processes.

3. Monthly payroll (Sage payroll)

4. Payroll year end and P11Ds

5. Monthly finance reports, with analysis and recommendations

6. Regular `Profitability of lifts` reporting

7. Cashflow planning

8. Bank reconciliations

9. Creditor payments and creditor statement reconciliations

10. Debtor`s sales invoicing

11. Credit control

12. Checking and inputting employee`s expenses onto sage

13. Using Ronin to prepare debtor`s invoices.

14. Using Everhour to calculate payroll

15. Using Sage accounts

16. Final Accounts preparation

17. Research and Development (R&D) Tax returns (annual)

18. Identifying additional lift income to invoice e.g. extras on jobs, storage

19. Retentions reconciliation

20. VAT reconciliations

21. Credit Card reconciliations

22. Client PQQ forms as required.

23. Budgeting

24. Give feedback on pricing of lifts

25. Forecasting

26. Employee pensions administration (People`s Pension)

27. Balance sheet reconciliations

28. Recommend strategies for company financial growth

Additional Information

- 20 days annual leave. The company is closed between Christmas and New Year, so three annual leave days must be taken over this period (included within the 20 days).

Person Specification

Sesame has a zero tolerance on hiding mistakes. We all make mistakes. That`s to be human. If a Sesame engineer makes a mistake, we need them always to flag it, so we can support them and collectively fix the mistake. If a Sesame engineer hides a mistake, someone could get seriously injured on our lifts as a result, and the engineer will lose Sesame`s trust. Holding your hand up to any mistakes is a key ethos at Sesame. We require all staff to follow this ethos.


- At least 2 years financial / management accounting experience
- IT literate
- Team player
- Grade C/ level 4 in English
- An interest in the Finance Sector
- An understanding of Sesame Access
- An interest in business
- Reliable
- Attention to detail
- Team Player
- Personable
- Good clear professional telephone manner
- Keen to learn
- Intermediate Excel skills e.g. pivot tables.
- Good written communication on outlook and word
- Able to work collaboratively with the Director of Commercial Development
- Able to accurately follow Sesame`s Processes and Procedures
- Accuracy on work e.g. allocating payments. Right First Time.


- Qualified Accountant
- Grade C or Level 4 or above in Maths
- Previous office experience

Next Steps

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