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Finance Manager

Your place at the Lily’s Kitchen Table: -

As a Finance Manager you will be part of a team of 6 and report into the Financial Controller. You will provide an accurate, up to date financial picture of our periodic performance, to support and assist the senior leadership team in making key decisions, these will shape the overall strategy and direction of Lily’s Kitchen. We have some exciting growth plans ahead of us over the next 3 years and you will have the opportunity to be involved in innovative Finance projects that will support this and help drive our business forward.

How will I make a difference?

You will: -

Finance

  • Provide recommendation and implement effective financial processes and procedures to support strategic Company growth
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts tight deadlines
  • Regular reporting on the commercials
  • Support the Financial Controller closing month end
  • Own Balance Sheet reconciliation
  • Review, approve and process journal
  • Oversee and authorise the Payment Run
  • HMRC governance including;
  • Submit monthly Intrastat reporting
  • Monthly EC Sales Reporting
  • Quarterly VAT return
  • Support the Financial Controller managing monthly payroll process and input via external payroll provider.
  • Cashflow forecasting
  • Prepare annual P11D documentation for review
  • Produce and arrange R&D file for review
  • Construct, Collate and distribute commentary for P&L variances
  • Assist Financial Controller with annual budget preparation
  • Ensure all general Finance processes are documented and accurately recorded in preparation for audit
  • Track and monitor Finance Team KPI’s
  • Project manage the implementation of a new Finance and ERP systems
  • Introduction of new ways of working to become more efficient
  • Providing analysis and advice on smart cost saving initiatives

Accounts Payable

  • Manage and oversee our Accounts Payable division, ensuring accurate, timely processing, correct verification, effective tracking and reporting
  • Authorise invoices and payment
  • Review Accounts Payable processes and implement and ensure all records are kept to maintain audit standards

Credit Control

  • Manage and oversee the team to ensure timely receipt of customer payment and outstanding customer relationship management
  • Act as an escalation point, in handling difficult conversations
  • Monitor and review weekly Accounts Receivable reports ahead of communication to internal stakeholders

Management

  • Lead, manage and coach the team, supporting the them with personal development, welfare, general queries, morale and motivation
  • Set team and individual KPI’s for review with the Financial Controller
  • Manage the yearly appraisal process

How will I be successful?

  • A strong background operating at a Finance Manager level, ACCA or CIMA qualified, ideally experience of working in an FMCG pivate equity backed environment
  • Educated at to degree level
  • As far as business-jargon goes, our best practice learnings signal a need for a PFP (passion for pets)
  • A systems head with experience using Netsuite would be an advantage.
  • You’ll have an endearingly geeky affinity for Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and know your V look ups from your pivot tables. (advanced level)
  • You’ll be well practiced at using your initiative, have a can-do attitude and will be peachy keen to learn and grow.
  • It’s faster paced than a team of huskies here at Lily’s Kitchen. You’ll need to be comfortable and had experience with sitting on that fast moving sleigh
  • You’ll be better at communication than postman Pat with 12 phones and a carrier pigeon.
  • A Puss-in-Boots-level planner and organisational skills to rival Monica Geller
  • Feel at ease in a creative and entrepreneurial environment
  • First class relationship management skills, and top notch interpersonal skills
  • Ability to see and manage the bigger picture whilst holding and attending to the detail
  • Results get you excited and you will be driven to achieve them
  • Lily’s Kitchen values will shine through in everything you do
  • You will have a natural passion for Lily’s Kitchen brand, product and philosophy

Sound interesting?

Email your CV and cover letter to Work with Lily (workwithlily@lilyskitchen.co.uk) telling us why Lily's Kitchen and why you.

We can't wait to hear from you!

No agencies. We do not accept speculative CV's.