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Finance Manager
TN16, London

S3 Science is an established Life Science recruitment agency with a high achieving track record. To facilitate our future growth plans we are looking to hire an experienced Finance Manager. Ideal candidates should either have worked within a similar role previously or are looking to take that next step up in their career. The role will be offered on a full-time or part-time basis depending on your suitability and circumstances.


Role description:

Working alongside the MD, the Finance Manager will not only be an exceptional Finance Manager with a hands-on approach to the company finances but will also be commercially aware, advising on the best path of growth for the business.

The Finance Manager has overall control and responsibility for all financial aspects of the company and is expected to analyse the business’s financial position against its targets, costs, and growth plans and implement recommendations based on these findings. You will be required to complete month-end, year-end, and annual budgets and forecasts. A Finance Manager will have excellent communication skills with all levels of staff, often having to work with stakeholders and staff below them (payroll administrator, company accountant, sales staff).


Duties and responsibilities

You will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Form a close working relationship with the Managing Director and other Directors.
  • Manage the payroll administrator and credit controller.
  • Be responsible for the company’s finances, spending, credit control, invoicing, debtor days/amount, forecasts, and analysis of profit margins inline.
  • Communicate with the Directors to ensure they understand your recommendations.
  • Oversee the preparation of the company’s monthly financial accounts to ensure that these are presented accurately and on time.
  • Prepare and submit monthly PAYE and quarterly VAT submissions.
  • Prepare year-end accounts for submission to external accountants.
  • Prepare and submit monthly staff payroll.
  • Direct and control finance staff to ensure that they are appropriately motivated and developed and so that they carry out their responsibilities to the required standard. It is anticipated that you will hire further staff to assist in PAYE / VAT submissions.
  • Maintain all necessary systems, policies, and procedures to ensure effective and efficient financial management within the company.
  • Carry out all necessary actions to ensure that the company meets its financial and legal obligations.


Person Specification

Typical qualities of a successful Finance Manager include:

  • Part Qualified or Qualified by Experience
  • Exceptional communication skills at all levels
  • Strong IT skills, always being ahead of new technologies
  • Ability to handle high levels of pressure
  • High integrity and openness combined with a commitment to good governance



A hands-on understanding of our accounting software Xero. If you have experience in another package (ie Sage) the company will provide a Xero training course.

Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.

Salary: £45,000 plus bonuses
Date Posted: 17/09/2021
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