Finance Manager

Location: Falkirk

Closing Date: 10/03/2022

Salary: Circa £45,000 pa

Contract Type: Permanent

Department: Finance

Weekly Hours: 37

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 Transaction team, consisting of the functions of accounts payable and receivable, treasury, cash and banking services, and payroll and expenses. 

This role is responsible for the robust financial control of the transactions of the organisation in accordance with the Scheme of Delegation, enhancing and streamlining processes and procedures. Providing the organisation with strong analysis and reporting 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 the 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, 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,  ensuring the team provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.

- Leading the treasury function to ensure the team processes payments to suppliers timeously and accurately, ensuring a high standard of service to the senior management team and Scottish Canals suppliers.

- Responsible for ensuring the treasury team conduct daily monitoring of the cash flows, maintaining 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.

- Management of payroll administration for the organisation.

- Ensure robust control of monthly reconciliations are maintained, with timely resolution of any outstanding queries.

- Responsible for detailed, analytical monthly financial and working capital reports.

- Working with and developing effective relationships with both internal and external audit, internal and external customers, and leading on all transactional queries.

- Manage company policies within the Finance Transaction Team and ensure compliance from the team and promotion to the organisation.​​​​​​​

Essential Criteria:​​​​​​​

- Strong Technical accounting knowledge

- Experience of managing compliance for payroll and VAT HMRC returns

- Excellent Excel skills and experience with accounting systems

- Robust line management experience 

- Strong organisational skills, with the ability to allocate resources, prioritise workload and meet deadlines

- Strong analytical and problem solving skills

- Proven record in building effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders

- Strong understanding and knowledge of developing, maintaining and implementing systems of internal financial control and governance

Desirable Criteria:

- Experience of Sage 300 or a similar system.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.