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Interim Finance Manager

Posted 17 days ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Piers Rennie
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  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Start Date: 18/09/2023
  • Expiry Date: 06 October 2023
  • Job Ref: JO0000013320_1693995592


Cedar is currently partnered with a well-regarded UK professional services business to secure an Interim Finance Manager based in Central London. The role is a 6-month initial contract (with the possibility of going permanent), paying a day rate between £400-500 per day.

The Company

This is an opportunity to join a well-established professional services provider with a substantial financial presence exceeding £100 million. They deliver innovative business and digital technology services, primarily serving clients within the UK public sector.

The Role

As Interim Finance Manager, you will cover:

  1. Team Leadership: Oversee and manage the Financial Accounting team and Credit Controller.
  2. Continuous Improvement: Drive continuous improvement in internal controls, financial reporting, and management information processes.
  3. Treasury Management: Manage treasury and banking functions, including company credit cards, and monitor cash flow forecasts.
  4. Accounting Systems: Assist the CFO in managing the Accounting systems and the overall structure of reporting.
  5. Compliance Support: Support the CFO in ensuring compliance with UK GAAP and addressing related issues.
  6. Audit Preparation: Collaborate with the CFO to prepare for the annual audit, ensuring all necessary information is complete and ready for external auditors to prevent audit issues and avoid additional fees.
  7. Statutory Reporting: Ensure timely completion of all statutory returns, including VAT, PAYE, and IR35 Intermediary reports.
  8. Budgeting and Taxation: Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and ad hoc forecasts. Handle the preparation of corporation tax and ensure timely payment of all tax obligations.
  9. Payroll Assistance: Support HR with payroll preparation, including staff loans, commission calculations, and payroll journals.
  10. Financial Transactions: Ensure accurate recording, filing, and reporting of all financial transactions, including monthly billing, purchase ledger, and lease purchase records.
  11. Financial Reconciliation: Complete bank account reconciliations and conduct monthly balance sheet/control account reconciliations for balance validation.
  12. Fixed Assets Management: Maintain up-to-date fixed assets and depreciation records.
  13. Group Reporting: Liaise with group treasury and group financial reporting, contributing to monthly/quarterly group reporting.
  14. Communication: Maintain a good understanding of the business and stay aware of key activities and issues. Report any finance-related problems promptly to the CFO.
  15. Nominal Ledger: Manage nominal ledger input, journals, accruals, and prepayments.
  16. System Maintenance: Maintain standing data for Payroll, VAT, and other systems as needed.


Your Profile

You will ideally have:

  • A formal accountancy qualification (e.g. ACA/CIMA/CA)·
  • Prior experience in an interim / contract role would be beneficial but not necessary.
  • The rate of £400-500 per day represents a fair value, or logical increase on your previous salary or day rate.

Compensation & Benefits

As well as the day rate of £400-500 per day, this contract role as Interim Finance Manager, offers the chance to join a dynamic, and rapidly expanding business, with exposure to some of the best industry minds in their market.

Their highly impressive Central London office is walking distance from multiple tube and rail stops. The company has a very forward-thinking, dynamic approach, adapting to new ideas and embracing innovation.

They are a highly collaborative, collegiate environment, that rewards success.