Interim Finance Director

South West London
£70K or £400 day rate
02 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018

Our client is an entrepreneurial events management company based in SW London, they are looking for an interim Finance Director to join them in mid-March on a contract until the end of July.
This person will:

  • Be an ACCA or CIMA qualified management accountant
  • Have a good knowledge of Quickbooks and Sage 50 accounts
  • Have excellent IT skills - Excel (VLook-Up, Sum-Ifs, Pivot Tables etc
  • Oversee the successful migration from Sage 50 to QuickBooks and then it’s integration with Sales Force.
  • Put into place a meaningful cashflow forecasting and management system, and tighten up invoicing procedures.
  • Manage an Accountant and the firm’s external accountants and provide timely management information to the CEO and the Senior Management Team.

Detailed responsibilities

  • Supervising the Accounts Assistant work flow, assisting when necessary with raising sales invoices, processing supplier invoices, preparing BACs runs, business credit card payments, credit control and all banking.
  • Journal preparation and posting to the Trial Balance, reconciling all balances
  • Producing Monthly Management Accounts (P&L and BS) to the agreed deadline
  • Analysing management accounts and providing variance analysis to the CEO and SMT
  • Creating a workable Cash Flow Forecast with the migration team
  • Month End close and reporting process, including revenue and cost analysis
  • Preparing year-end financial statements (31 March year end) in accordance with current accounting standards
  • Controlling Balance Sheet through preparation of asset and liability. Reconciliation and Analysis of balances
  • Payroll duties – preparation and submission to the PayCheck portal, PAYE payment to HMRC, Childcare Voucher & Pension scheme submission on a monthly basis
  • Preparation and submission of all HMRC returns
  • Assisting the Delegate Management System (DMS) team – providing accounts reconciliation with DMS reports ensuring what is in the Delegated bank account is accurate
  • Liaison with the external accountants in all matters pertaining to them
  • Responsible for overseeing the good credit control of the company
  • Companies House and other ad hoc enquiries

Salary:   Either day rate (around £400) or PAYE (£70K)
Location: SW London
Interim period:  4.5 months initially, mid March to end of July 2018

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