Finance Manager

Organisation: Scottish Canals

Salary: £45,000 per annum

Location: Glasgow, G4 9SP

Scottish Canals are recruiting for a Finance Manager who will occupy a pivotal role within our Finance function. 

The Finance Manager supports the Head of Finance, and is responsible for leading the day-to-day management of the entire Financial Transactions team, consisting of the functions of accounts payable and receivable, treasury and cash and banking services, and payroll and expenses.

Responsible for the robust financial control of the transactions for the organisation in accordance with the Scheme of Delegation, enhancing and streamlining processes and procedures.

Responsible for managing and delivering the transactional team in providing excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.

Providing the organisation with strong analysis and reporting skills to ensure meaningful monthly financial assurance of the organisation’s assets and liabilities, whilst monitoring and reporting compliance to the Director of Finance and Business Services and Executive Management Team.

The role is offered on a permanent basis at a salary of circa £45, 000 pa.  Scottish Canals also offers flexible working, blended working between home and our Glasgow office, a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days rising to 39 after 5 years (inc. public holidays), along with enhanced company sick pay, discounted shopping vouchers and a contributory pension scheme with up to a 10% employer contribution.

Key Responsibilities:

Leading the accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and expenses, banking and treasury functions (currently a team of eight)
Leading the treasury function to ensure the team processes payments to suppliers timeously and accurately, ensuring a high standard of service to the organisation’s Heads of Service and their suppliers
Responsible for ensuring the treasury team conduct daily monitoring of the cash flows maintain effective controls on the authorisation of payments and transfers
Management of the customer invoicing and credit control function, to ensure the team accurately record all sales transactions and pursue the collection of debtors consistently and in line with contractual terms and conditions
Manage the payroll administration function and payroll staff for the organisation
Ensure robust controls of monthly reconciliations are maintained, with timely resolution of any outstanding queries
Responsible for detailed analytical monthly financial performance and working capital reports
Manage company policies within your area and ensure compliance from the team and promotion to the business
Working with and developing effective relationships with both internal and external audit, internal and external customers, and leading on all transactional queries
Lead the transactions team to provide an excellent customer service, ensuring the adequate monitoring of internal and external service level agreements
Manage the entire transactions team, ensure optimal individual and team performance, providing regular 121s and identifying training requirements, and promoting best practice​​​​​​​

Skills and experience required:

CCAB qualified accountant preferred, but will consider without
Strong technical accounting knowledge
Experience of managing compliance for payroll and VAT HMRC returns
Excellent Excel skills, and experience with relevant accounting systems
Excellent line management skills, including coaching, development and mentoring
A strong appetite for developing and managing continuous improvement
A thorough understanding and knowledge of developing, maintaining and implementing systems of internal financial control and governance
Experience with Sage is desired
Personal qualities & abilities required:

Strong organisational skills, with ability to allocate resources, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Clear communications skills, both written and verbal
Proven record in building effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Attention to detail 

Application Deadline: Monday 24/10/2022