Finance & Business Administration Lead

£34-50,000pa DOE Full/Part-time hours considered BGC-2198-AA Permanent

We are working with a well established and successful bespoke design and manufacturing business based on the northern outskirts of Newcastle city centre who are looking to appoint a Finance & Business Administration Lead to play a hands-on role taking full responsibility for all finance and administration matters for the business.

This appointment will enable the Director to focus his time on running the design and manufacturing side of the business with your support to ensure the commercial back office aspects are taken care of.

The business turns over in excess of one million yet is still fairly compact, meaning the role will include a large variety of responsibilities and requires the successful individual to undertake tasks independently, self-sufficiently, finding solutions along the way.

Your remit will include the following:

  • All aspects of bookkeeping, debtors, monthly management accounts and a small payroll (this can be outsourced) using Xero / Sage.
  • Vehicle leasing administration
  • Ordering office supplies
  • Point of contact for all utility suppliers
  • Maintaining office IT, administration and filing.
  • Booking travel, hotels, hiring equipment, arranging small events, booking diaries, fielding calls.
  • HR support to include recruitment, offer letters, contracts, Inductions and basic HR administration
  • Health & Safety Compliance

We are seeking an accounting professional who has the expertise, through experience and or qualification, to deliver on the monthly accounts providing an overview and analysis for the Director and year end external Accountants. Experience in this area is critical to the success of the role, however the other aspects such as HR, Administration and compliance can be taught, albeit previous experience is preferred.

You must be able to demonstrate the following:

Strong organisational skills, able to manage multiple projects at the same time

Good communication, both verbal and written

Independant, self-sufficient, able to provide solutions to problems.

Enjoy working in a hands on capacity with basic tasks through to more complex matters.

Is this for you?

Working hours are not fixed and can be flexible for the right candidate provided the weekly output is achieved.

The position has the capacity to evolve and can accommodate individuals who would like to get more involved in the commercial aspects of running a business.

This presents the opportunity for the individual to be creative, establishing systems and procedures to the business that they have never had before, that will help the day to day running of the business and enhance performance.

If you have undertaken a mixed accounts and office manager role and enjoyed the variety you will no doubt enjoy this new challenge.

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