French speaking Finance Manager

5 days left

43000.00 - 43000.00 GBP Annual + GBP43000/annum + excellent benefits
31 Aug 2017
28 Sep 2017
Contract Type
International Business School is looking for a French speaking Finance Manager. You will oversee the full spectrum of the day-to-day accounting and cost control, will participate in end-of-year work as well as budget and forecast and will manage the accounting team and accounting systems. You will report to the UK Director of Finance and Operations.

This is a maternity cover role for 13 months starting mid-October.

• Oversee day-to-day accounting to insure clean and smooth audit by validating AP, AR, IC and cash transactions.

• Implement corrective actions/training when needed.

• Quarterly balance sheet reconciliation.

• Fixed Assets:
o Maintain Fixed Assets master data both in Excel and SAP.

o Ensure end-of-year SAP run are accurate.

• End-of-Year:
o Prepare prepayment, accruals, deferrals and other end-of-year works.

o Participate in preparation of external and internal financial statements and management accounts.

o Take charge of the full span of the interim and final audits under the supervision of the UK Director of Finance and Operations

Cost control:

• Maintain accounting controls by establishing a chart of accounts and cost control structure; defining accounting policies and procedures.

• Budget/Forecast:
o Meet accounting financial objectives by creating forecast; preparing a detailed annual budget; scheduling expenditures and analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions
o Quarterly report (internal and HQ): Monitoring revenues and expenses. Collection, consolidation and input of financial data; preparing special reports.

o Guide other departments by applying observations and recommendations to operational issues, always looks for ways to become more efficient.

• Maintain financial security by establishing internal controls. Analyses where funds are being spent (OPEX in particular) and searches for ways to cut spending.

Policies and Systems:
• Oversee accounting systems and purchase order systems. Always look for improvement and better usage of systems resulting in smoother processes.

• Review and enforces financial policies and procedures as defined by the Director of Finance and operations. Deals on a timely basis with any discrepancy and report to DF for exceptional issues. Suggests any additional internal control when appropriate with a view to limit financial risks within the Finance Department and the Organisation.

• Avoid legal challenges by understanding current and proposed framework / regulations; recommending new procedures.

• Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential.

• Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading
professional publications; participating in seminars and financial club


French intermediate to fluent, English fluent

ACCA/AAT level 4 qualified or equivalent (DECF and DESCF)
Previous experience in a similar role including supervision of staff (ideally)
SAP or any other accounting software full knowledge.
attention to detail

strong organisation skills
report writing and ability to present recommendations
Excellent interpersonal skills (communication, leadership, team builder)
Ability to deliver under pressure and short deadlines
Excel, Word and Powerpoint


Excellent pension benefits
6 weeks annual leave (prorated)
Health insurance