Assistant Finance Manager

Job Role: Assistant Finance Manager
Location: Hampshire and remote working available
Security Clearance: Eligible and willing to be DV security cleared
Salary £30,000 to £35,000

An exciting opportunity for a newly qualified/nearly qualified accountant to join a Finance team for a client of mine who operate within the UK Defence sector. This role offers a fantastic opportunity to develop your career in an environment with a track record of developing employees and promoting internal progression. For further details please see below:
Key responsibilities:
Partnering with the business to provide financial advice and ongoing updates and support
Provide detailed analysis and reporting across the business- client spend, contractor cost, savings etc
Support the business with strategic planning, budgeting, month-end, forecasting, audits, and balance sheets
Working with the finance manager to carry out monthly business reviews with the senior management team
Manage the balance sheet, with a strong day to day focus on managing trade working Capital, especially unbilled revenue, and outstanding receivables.
Prepare and review monthly accounting journals, accurate management information and various ad hoc reporting.

Required skills:
Ideally Part qualified Final Stage (ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, CIPFA, etc)
Previous experience within a similar role: management accounts
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to build relationships with senior stakeholders
Ability to work quickly and accurately with complex information and present it in a clear format
A good eye for detail in order to resolve more complicated issues and provide advice and guidance when needed
Proven Track Record of working and communicating with Finance and Non Finance staff at all levels
Confidence to challenge where numbers don't look right
Proficient in the use of Microsoft office, with strong excel skills