Finance and Operations Manager in Abingdon at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 7/20/2022

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Finance and Operations Manager - National office - Abingdon

Our DNA is built on 3 core values;

We VALUE RELATIONSHIPS - showing curiosity and empathy with both our colleagues and clients

We show PASSION - taking initiative and being driven to constantly improve our service

We are AUTHENTIC - our people are self-aware, genuine and inclusive

These values are driven by our people and guide our firms' behaviour and how we operate in the marketplace. If you believe you share our DNA we would like to present you the following opportunity.

Our opportunity

Haines Watts are a top 15 accountancy firm specialising within the owner managed business area nationwide. A well-established firm whose journey goes back over 90 years, we have retained our authentic and dynamic ethos and continue to grow nationally as well as regionally. Our strategic goal is to be the number one advisor to owner managed businesses.

We are looking for a skilled and passionate Finance and Operations Manager to join our Group Services team in Abingdon.

HW Group Services Ltd provides our practices with skills, tools and consultancy services, enabling them to achieve more and improve their businesses. The HWGS Team is responsible for supporting the provision of those services and processing the resulting accounting transactions.

You will report to the Group Company Secretary. Reporting to you is the Accounts Assistant whose role it is to provide financial support, advice and governance in a very transactional and deadline-based role as part of the wider HWGS team.

In return the Haines Watts is offering a competitive salary and flexible benefits package.

Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week, 9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Benefits: A flexible benefits package which you can tailor to suit your lifestyle and includes benefits such as discounted gym membership, medical insurance, bike to work scheme, life assurance, dental insurance, restaurant card, holiday buy scheme, pension etc. Haines Watts also offer a fantastic range of instant vouchers and cash back benefits.

Your duties will be:

  • Managing the financial operations and administrative duties generally
  • Collating information from around the group for various purposes and compiling statistics and reports
  • Liaising with third party providers of services and supplies to the Group regarding their charges in accordance with contracts, agreeing requirements with offices, supervising the production of our sales invoices and reconciling recharges with purchases.
  • Liaising with Group insurers
  • Managing the Accounts Assistant whose responsibilities include maintenance of accounting records, raising of invoices, processing of transactions on online banking software and processing direct debit collection.
  • Ensuring the integrity of the accounting records by monthly reconciliations, preparation of management accounts and reports to departmental heads.
  • Developing good relationships with partners, internal accountants and administrators based in our practices around the UK.
  • Keeping your technical knowledge and personal development skills up to date.
  • Supervising and developing other team members.
  • Seeking opportunities to improve processes

Your experience ideally will include:

  • Experience of managing people
  • Experience maintaining accounting records
  • Assisting in financial reporting
  • Previous experience of Sage 50 and online banking software
  • Experience of incorporating checks to ensure accuracy, standing back from the detail ensuring all tasks are completed to a high standard
  • Having to juggle a number of priorities whilst ensuring deadlines are met
  • Communicating with all levels within an organisation
  • Managing your own workload
  • Creative thinking and having to consider the 'bigger picture'

You will have the below skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent management skills
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Good organisation and time management skills
  • Proactive thinking and application skills
  • Self-management skills

You will share the same behaviours:

  • Be connected
  • Be curious
  • Show empathy
  • Be driven
  • Take the initiative
  • Be engaged
  • Be self-aware
  • Be genuine
  • Be inclusive

If you are an authentic, passionate Finance and Operations Manager who values relationships and wants to secure a role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm who offer great career progression, Haines Watts may be the employer for you.