Senior Finance Manager

London, UK / Northampton, UK
Finance - Finance – Financial Control /
Permanent /
Here’s what you’ll be doing:

This role is the perfect stepping stone to develop yourself into a Financial Controller.  You’ll bring your personality to gain buy-in through all areas of finance touching upon the whole business.

Reporting to Cheryl (Financial Controller), you’ll be adept at working to trite deadlines with strong degrees of accuracy, knowing that Cheryl will always be there to work with you to make sure everything is 100% right. 

You’ll be leading a team of three with one direct report - Jen (Management Accountant), and Jen looks after two Accounts Assistants. They’re a collaborative team who aim to get together with the rest of the finance team at least once a month and there’s always a buzz when they’re in the office.

As our Senior Finance Manager, you’ll:

    • calculate and post monthly journals and prepare accurate and fully supported balance sheet reconciliations (fixed assets, intangibles, prepayments, intercompany, debtors, creditors, tax.)
    • assist in the preparation of the monthly management accounts and reports for internal management
    • assist in the preparation of financial reports for the company owners
    • be the key point of contact throughout the year end audit process for both internal and external audits, including SOX reporting and Tax computations
    • provide technical IFRS advice/assistance to the finance team where required and to assess and account for any impact following changes to reporting standards for both UK and US GAAP
    • prepare company Statutory accounts, in accordance with IFRS

We’re looking for someone who is:

    • a qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
    • working understanding and knowledge of US GAAP
    • a proficient user of SAP ByDesign & competent in Microsoft Excel and Word
    • advanced Excel skills including look- ups, pivot tables and use of advanced formulae
(We know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the ​​confidence gap​.​​ You don’t have to match all the bullet points above to be considered for this role.)

We encourage people of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive, supportive place for you to be you and do your very best work.

Ready to take your career to the next level? Apply today!

About Simply Business
We insure small businesses and enable big dreams – not just for our customers, but for our people and communities too. With over 900,000 active insurance policies, we protect builders, bakers, landlords, and more than 1,000 other trades.

We’re as much a technology company as one that sells insurance. We build, we fail, we learn, we improve. We’re a B Corp too, which recognises our strong track record of having a positive impact on people, society and the environment. 

Why not check out our advert on YouTube: Simply Business TV advert 2022: You name it. We insure it.

What are the benefits?
We support every team member to balance work and life effectively.
remote working - you can balance working remotely and connecting with colleagues in the office
mental health and wellbeing resources - access to counselling and technology to support your mental health
flexible parental leave - we pay six months full pay to the primary caregiver, and four weeks full pay if you’re the secondary caregiver
paid sabbatical - two weeks off when you’ve been here five years and four weeks off when you’ve been here 10, 15 and 20 years
a dedicated learning platform - the platform lets you balance both work and life goals (including management and leadership programme)
life event leave - an extra day of leave every two years for whatever you want: moving house, welcoming a new pet, or your birthday

We also make sure you’re compensated fairly.
competitive salary - based upon your experience and the market we’re in from day one
annual bonus - the potential to earn a bonus based on business performance
pension - we match what you put into your pension up to five percent
BUPA Private Medical Insurance covering Pre-existing medical conditions
health cash plan - we reimburse your everyday medical expenses
holiday entitlement - 25 days leave, plus bank holidays (you can also use your flexible benefits to get up to five days more!)
life assurance - four times your basic salary
flexible benefits scheme - an allocated allowance to use each year on things like critical illness cover, dental insurance, travel insurance, up to five days extra holiday, and gym membership.

Ready to join us and drive our success as a high-performing team? Apply today.