Love Drinks

Finance Manager / Financial Accountant

London & Home Counties, England

We are currently seeking a talented Finance Manager to join us on a full time permanent basis. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate all the following attributes:

• MUST have a minimum of 3 years' experience within a senior role in the finance sector of an SME

• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

• Advanced Excel skills (incl. pivot tables & v-lookups)

• Strong organisation skills

• Detailed attention to accuracy

• Positive and challenging attitude

• A logical problem solver with a calm manner, bags of common sense and a flexible approach. A good sense of humour helps!

• MUST be happy sharing an office with Frank & Molly the French bulldogs. They snore!

About the Role

Reporting to the MD, the role will be responsible for managing and being hands-on with regards to all financial operations within Love Drinks.

Day to day responsibilities will include but not be limited to:


• Manage the month end processes and ensure deadlines are met and adhered to

• Posting of journals [payroll; prepayments; accruals; depreciation]

• Quarterly VAT returns

• Maintenance of the fixed asset register

• Management of company credit cards [incl. coding and posting]

• Checking and posting staff expenses

• Stock management and monthly reconciliation [system report]. Involved in yearly physical stock take.

• Maintaining price stock lists & managing stock price changes

• Monthly & weekly sales analysis reports

• Oversee Sales Ledger and Credit Control. Responsible for opening new accounts and maintenance of active accounts [performing credit checks, logging with insurers, due diligence, etc].

• Purchase ledger [receiving, coding and posting supplier invoices] and payment runs

• Assist in the maintenance of debtor, creditor and stock days

• Daily posting of bank transactions; monthly bank reconciliations & reporting to the bank

• Managing payroll records for external accountant & overseeing HR, incl. administration of the pension scheme, perks, contracts.

• Supporting the CEO/Head of Sales & Marketing and external accountants

• To assist and manage ad-hoc tasks that arise within the finance operations; continually aim to improve the financial operating processes and key controls

• General administration and filing

• Exposure to Defacto accounting system would be advantageous but isn't a must.

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