Finance Manager

Dorchester, Dorset

Job type:

£50,000- £55,000 DOE

Start date:
Immediate Start

About us

Loop Technology are industrial automation experts, specializing in robotics within aerospace. We are based in beautiful Dorchester and have many years of experience delivering state-of-the-art solutions to industry leaders and household names. We have developed a reputation for solving difficult industrial and engineering problems.

The role

To support us in our next ambitious and exciting phase of growth, we are looking for a Finance Manager to take full responsibility for managing the company’s finance function, including overseeing the work of existing finance colleagues.

You will be a qualified accountant who has managed complex finance functions previously, ideally within a high growth manufacturing/engineering environment.  As Finance Manager, you will be instrumental in providing counsel to the board on the current financial position of the company. You will use your experience and insight to provide guidance to the board in supporting the short-term and long-term success of the company.

You will be a natural leader, a great communicator and comfortable with liaising with external and internal stakeholders at all levels, providing accurate insight to staff around internal financial policies and procedures.

The role is based in Poundbury, Dorchester. If you have the skills and experience that we are looking for, we would be delighted to hear from you.

About you

  • ACCA/ACA/CIMA qualified accountant, ideally with a minimum of 10 years of experience in finance.
  • A good understanding of accounting treatment of work in progress and long-term contracts is essential.
  • Experienced with overseeing and managing monthly, and annual, payroll activity.
  • Excellent understanding of the legal submissions and requirements of a finance function.
  • Experienced with Sage 50 accounts and Sage payroll.
  • Previous experience with reviewing VAT transactions and filing quarterly VAT returns.
  • Demonstratable experience with financial modelling for forecasting, variance analysis and budgeting.
  • Having practice experience would be highly desirable.
  • Previous experience with maintenance of development cost portfolios and impairment reviews would be highly advantageous.
  • Proven ability to manage own time and prioritise tasks based on high level project milestones and objectives
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities and proven ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional project environment
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills (working language is English)
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Visio), and expert with Excel.

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary in line with your experience
  • A flexible working environment
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays which rises with service
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Company pension
  • Free Parking
  • A friendly and supportive work environment

To apply for the role of Finance Manager please submit your CV.

Loop Technology is an Equal Opportunities Employer. The company is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, skin colour, marital status, genetic information or parental status. We base all our employment decisions on merit, job requirements and business needs.

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    “Every project is different, designs are innovative and boundaries are continually being pushed. I get to contribute to every stage of the design and build process so it’s very satisfying to see an idea turned into a fully working machine.”

    – Tim
    Principal Mechanical Engineer

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