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Finance Manager (FMCG)

  • Location

    London

  • Discipline:

    Finance & Audit

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £35,000 - £38,000 + study support

  • Consultant:

    Kate Watt

  • Email:

    kwatt@merje.com

  • Job ref:

    KW/15380

  • Published:

    3 months ago

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Manager to join a dynamic, growing FMCG business based in the City. Previous experience in a startup or SME is preferred. Working alongside the COO who heads the finance function, the business is looking for part qualified accountant (CIMA preferable) to be responsible for the following:

  • To report monthly on the financial performance of the business through creation of management account packs.
  • Working with supply chain to monitor opening and closing stock positions and reconcile each month end to assure accurate cost of goods.
  • Work up commercial scenarios with commercial team to enhance profitability of deals
  • To process sales orders and invoice customers weekly
  • Place PO’s with suppliers
  • Liaise with distributor to assist in on time in full delivery.
  • Manage the internal forecast process
  • To control and report expenses
  • To report the cash position of the business and report monthly on the cashflow.
  • To operate weekly payment run to suppliers
  • To chase overdue debt
  • To liaise with external payroll to make sure all details are correct and up to date
  • To liaise with external accountants to make sure the business companies house requirements are completed. The same for HMRC
  • To liaise with external consultants to maximise research tax credits.
  • Report weekly sales position to team
  • To be an active part of a young team and helping each other to achieve the best results

The successful candidate will have a background in stock accounting so a manufacturing. FMCG or retail background is essential. There is a bonus and also equity available. Previous experience of Quickbooks desirable.