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Finance Manager

Surfdome is an industry leading action sports commerce site. Together, as part of the SurfStitch Group, we serve a unique customer audience of over 6 million, representing a digital ecosystem capable of capturing and influencing all points of the surf and action sports lifestyle cycle.

We now require a Finance Manager, that is passionate about our brands and develop and refine new processes, implementing reporting within finance and the wider business. 

Reporting into the Head of Finance, the Finance Manager role is a pivotal role within the finance function and critical to the success of the business. The primary objective of the role is to ensure accuracy of all accounting and to ensure all financial controls and reconciliations are in place. 

Key Relationships:

Internal: All Surfdome People and Senior Leaders

External: Suppliers, auditors and banks 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Management and effective close of the month end process ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Production of the monthly management accounts providing insightful analysis on the financial performance of the business and commentary on key variance analysis
  • Development of month end reporting to support the business
  • Developing and improvement of processes to support the growth of the business
  • Preparation and timely review of all balance sheet reconciliations with the Head of Finance
  • Develop and management of the assistant accountant
  • Management of the daily cash flow, providing daily cash analysis and outlook for the month
  • Preparation of the UK VAT returns and overseeing EU VAT returns
  • Working closing with the Finance planning analyst ensuring all risks and opportunities are captured in the forecast
  • Liaising with the auditors on the year-end audit process
  • Overseeing the Accounts payable function ensuring effective production of KPIs and positing of invoices and reconciliations
  • Management of the monthly payroll
  • Preparation of monthly reporting templates to the Australian parent company and reconciliation of intercompany recharges
  • Supporting the Head of Finance in ad hoc projects

Skills

  • An ambassador for the Surfdome brand.
  • Sense of fun, adventure hands-on person with a can-do approach
  • Excellent communication skills both externally and at all levels in the company,
  • written and verbal
  • Ability to deal with highly sensitive and confidential information
  • Attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic, self-confident and self-motivated
  • Willing to adapt and take on new challenges and driven to continually improve
  • Successfully able to handle multiple demands and competing priorities
  • Highly organized with attention to detail

Critical

  • Minimum 1-2 PQE experience
  • Solid foundation in month end close and reporting
  • Production of month end results packs with effective analysis and commentary
  • Strong technical accounting skills  with experience of audit and stats accounts
  • Proven experience of process improvement and implementation of reporting
  • People management experience
  • Experience of payroll and VAT compliance
  • Good understanding of cash flow forecasting
  • Advanced Excel
  • Ability to explain complex information to non finance people
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