We’re an ambitious digital agency looking for a Finance and Operations Manager to join us for a 1 year fixed term contract.
We are selected by some of the UK’s biggest brands and companies and have a great reputation for delivering full service, complex digital projects. Our clients include ITV, Royal Collection Trust, the National Crime Agency, Shepherd Neame, Amazon Web Services, the Food Standards Agency, Tony Blair Institute, Zoological Society of London, Southbank Centre, and University of Derby.
Deeson is part of The Panoply - a group of companies that work collaboratively with clients to solve complex business problems. Our sister agencies include Manifesto, Notbinary and FutureGov. We’re growing quickly and need someone to work with the leadership team to make sure we always have accurate information, not just for Deeson but also managing accounts for three other companies within the group.
You will be supported by a non-exec Finance Director and a Finance and Operations Assistant.
We’re assuming the role will be full-time but we’re open to discussing a four day base contract with the right candidate. The role will be Canterbury-based (we have free parking) but takes advantage of our flexible and distributed work model.
Your day-to-day role will consist of the following:
Overseeing the work of the accounts assistant
Reconciliation of all balance sheet control accounts
Reconciliation of inter company balances
Cash flow forecasting
Credit control - ensuring all invoices are paid within the agreed terms
Audit preparation and assist with auditor queries
Review project invoicing, ensuring projects are within budget and signed off by the client
Manage cash bank balances, credit cards and staff expenses
Maintain fixed asset register
Update revenue pipeline for group
Maintaining Xero accounting package
Payment of supplier invoices
Reporting on weekly KPI’s
Preparation of quarterly VAT returns
Helping prepare year end financial statements
Management of external payroll provider
Implement systems improvements
Preparation of month end journals including accrued and deferred income to ensure correct revenue recognition
Monthly management accounts preparation, including updating the forecast for the remainder of the financial year
Submitting the management accounts to our aim listed parent company and answering any questions they may have
Manage staff holidays & time off
Issue new staff contracts
Issue new client contracts
New team member onboarding (set up) & offboarding
Manage staff benefits
Oversee ISO certifications & consultancy
You’ll ideally have:
Minimum 2 years hands-on experience working within a finance department
Experience of monthly accounting processes and routines
AAT qualified and/or studying towards chartered (CIMA/ ACCA)
Team player with an enthusiastic and positive attitude
Able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
The ability to work on your own initiative