Finance Manager


Finance Manager

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Torpedo is a leading digital creative agency. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Finance Manager to join our talented and friendly team. Reporting to the Finance Director, you will provide a hands-on approach, working on all things finance to do with the business. A positive can-do attitude is essential, with constant attention to detail, whilst always striving to deliver the highest standard of work. 

Responsibilities & duties

  • Day to day management of the Finance department, including purchase and sales ledger, credit control, VAT returns and management accounts. 
  • Assist and report to the Finance Director, management / partners.
  • Establish and maintain financial policies, procedures and best practice for the company and work closely with other individuals and teams across the business to ensure they are followed.
  • Line manage and oversee, check accuracy of the work of the finance department and ensure smooth running of the accounting department. 
  • Produce draft budgets and forecasts.
  • Reviewing, monitoring and managing budgets / spends.
  • Produce cashflow and cash awareness.
  • Resolve any queries relating to tax, audit, banking and other financial needs as necessary from employees, suppliers, clients and others.
  • Maintain company insurances. 
  • Help to prepare the R&D calculations.
  • Year-end accountants preparation. 
  • Oversee and maintain accounting system Xero.
  • Oversee and maintain job management system Synergist. 
  • Identify, recommend and implement areas for productivity improvements.
  • Suggest changes or improvements to increase accuracy, efficiency and cost reductions. 

Skills and experience

  • Advanced understanding of accounting principles and practices.
  • Proactive, hands on with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Commercial and business awareness.
  • The ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, projects and priorities to ensure they are all delivered on time and to the highest standard.
  • An analytical mind with excellent attention to detail and the desire to probe further into data. 
  • The ability to develop strong working relationships.
  • Experience of managing a team and development skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communication – both written and verbal.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism at all times.
  • Ensure absolute confidentiality at all times and adhere to GDPR requirements.
  • Competent user of Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Word and Excel.
  • A relevant accounting qualification (ACCA, CIMA or ACA) 

Company Benefits

We like to look after our team and provide a lot of benefits. This is all the normal stuff we offer but, with the pandemic going on, some of these have been put on the back-burner for a while for safety reasons. We hope to bring it all back soon though – we’re missing our parties and the pick ‘n’ mix!

Wherever you’re working from:

  • Flexible working
  • 25 days holiday (increasing to 28 days after five years) plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bupa health insurance
  • Bupa dental insurance
  • Bupa wellbeing health expenses cash plan
  • Conferences and training
  • Regular social events including the Christmas Party and the famous Torpedo Summer Family Fun Day
  • Annual Torpedo Awards
  • Team challenges such as Blenheim Triathlon, 3 Peaks, Tough Mudder, Jurassic Walk
  • Cycle to work bike scheme
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Sports teams including running, football and netball.

And for when you’re in the office:

  • Modern agency environment in a converted barn
  • Excellent location with free parking
  • Charging points if you drive electric
  • Covered bike shed
  • Showers
  • Use of on-site swimming pool and tennis court
  • Free fruit in the office every week
  • Copious amounts of tea and coffee
  • Tasty snacks and pick ‘n’ mix sweets
  • Breakout area with large TV
  • Sonos sound system with shared playlists

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