Finance Manager

Founded 23 Years ago Oakstone is an SME with a strong and enviable reputation as a specialist International recruitment firm focused in the ever-growing software and technology market.

Over the last 5 years we have enjoyed steady growth and moved from turning over £750k to £2.5million. To date we have used a combination of in house and outsourced finance function and are now ready to appoint a full-time finance person!

We are looking for someone who has at least 5 year’s experience working as a Management Accountant/Finance Manager who can join us to take ownership of the finance function and provide the SMT with accurate, reliable and insightful information in order to help drive the business forward.

We are a forward-thinking company yet want and need someone who will bring ideas, initiative and be prepared to challenge our CEO’s and our Management teams thinking.

 Our processes have ‘evolved’ and there will be better ways to do things – we will want you to be the type of person who will take control and sort our finances out and help us manage the business more effectively as we grow.

 The CEO is passionate about finding someone who will complement his existing team and believes strongly in finding the right person with the right personality to join his company.  

In addition to the above you will...

  • Have strong business acumen

  • Have the ability to challenge current processes and put forward and implement new ideas

  • Be able to build relationships with all stakeholders

  • Be a committed team player and also a strong individual thinker

  • Have a can do attitude


  • Between 3-5 years experience producing management accounts information

  • Experience of working on Sage Line 50

  • Be proactive to implement change in current financial processes in order to improve efficiency

  • Have analytical and financial reporting experience

  • Excellent knowledge and experience of working in Microsoft Excel and demonstrate examples of tools used to produce financial reports


  • CIMA Qualified (or equivalent)

  • Have experience with managing staff and capable of developing others

Key Responsibilities... 

  • Produce accurate and reliable monthly Management Accounts

  • Produce and maintain annual budgets and forecasts   

  • Produce variance analysis and reporting - identify month on month and year on year variances against plan, providing accurate and insightful variance commentary

  • Produce and maintain monthly balance sheet reconciliations to ensure the accuracy of the company's financial position  

  • Produce and maintain accruals and prepayment reports ensuring these are accurate at all times

  • Produce adhoc finance reports for the CEO and management team, e.g revenue analysis / Account Management Profitability.

  • Produce and maintain daily/weekly bank reconciliations

  • Produce and maintain monthly/quarterly cash flow forecasting

  • Produce and maintain weekly supplier payment runs ensuring sufficient funds are available for payment run approval

  • Oversee and be responsible for credit control, bringing any significant issues to the attention of the CEO  

  • Maintain and update sales commission reports, reconciling these reports back to payroll

  • Process the monthly payroll and update Sage with the payroll journals

  • Produce and submit quarterly VAT returns

Why should you apply to work at Oakstone? 

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent (Hours are potentially negotiable)

Salary: £40,000 - 50,000 /year (depending on experience and qualifications)

To apply for this position please email your CV along with a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this position to

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