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Finance Manager

DCR 1049


A new and exciting position is available for this rapidly expanding niche’ forwarding agent, this position will grow and the successful candidate has plenty of opportunity to progress into a Directorship in the future. The successful candidate can be fully or part qualified or looking for the next step and assistance with accountancy qualification/fees/support etc. The salary will reflect experience and qualifications

Our client is looking for a professional Finance/Accounts Manager ideally with a freight forwarding industry background (not essential), must have a steady employment history and NO criminal record.

Overseeing, motivating and leading a busy accounts department of 4– weekly plans e.g. month end/credit control, Accounts HR, staff performance reviews.  Assist on departments to cover absences and workloads when required. Knowledge of Sage and Boxtop would be advantageous.

  • Overseeing core accounts processes – sales & purchase ledgers, credit control, month end, FWD deferment reconciliation
  • AUDIT – preparation, audit week generally 1 week/follow up continuing for 2-3 months
  • Running the year end reports & backups, year end bank recs
  • Queries – Customers, suppliers and internal- staff
  • Involved in chasing aged/difficult debts
  • EC Sales List upload quarterly
  • Deferment statements
  • Analysing draft management accounts & forwarding any adjustments to the Accountant
  • Budget – creating, updating, discussing with Directors.
  • PCI DSS compliance
  • Caxton card Reconciliation & Approval
  • Credit cards
  • Payroll collation, checking & payment
  • Paying DEAs & liaising with child maintenance when needed
  • Paying PAYE, VAT, Rates, Corporation Tax, FAS payments
  • Rent and Rate approval and payment
  • Bank – admin, monthly management accounts to them as per loan covenants, point of contact for customer refunds requested
  • In absence of staff, cover bank reconciliations, balancing, invoicing when required
  • WorldPay admin/contact
  • Covering Overseas bank recs for US
  • Checking accruals & tidying up ledgers
  • Paying expenses
  • Overseeing any errors on Sage & Boxtop systems and correcting
  • Approving payment runs – both amounts & the actual payments in the bank
  • Group management fee invoices & intercompany transfers
  • Contact with debt collectors
  • Creditsafe – admin, credit checks, assessing email updates
  • Handling client account transactions

Mon-Fri 9-6


Finance/Accounts Management Freight or Shipping Industry Boxtop/Sage Steady employment history
Full Time
Account Manager
Zoë Calver or Tracey Di Valentine
01784 450 111 or 0203 2430077

Contact Details

Essex: 0203 2430077
Heathrow: 01784 450 111
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