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Finance Manager - Construction

Dunstable, Central Bedfordshire

We are looking to recruit a book keeper to take over sole responsibility of doing the bookkeeping up to trial balance.

Working as an integral part of the office team you will be responsible for:

·Accurate processing of all information in a timely and accurate manner using Sage and Eque2 construction software

·Preparation of payments for approval

·Credit control, we are pro-active making regular use of the phone as well as email

·Online banking

·Petty Cash reconciliation

·VAT returns

·HMRC submissions including CIS NI etc

·Meeting other regulatory body requirements

·Maintenance and collection of retentions

·Liaising with clients on requests for new accounts, extending credit and other finance related issues

·Year end accounting procedures and liaison with external auditors

·Monthly & Year End Payroll including pension, furlough etc and answering any payroll questions

·Setting up new employees and checking eligibility to work

·Maintenance of office staff records of holiday and sick days and communicating with staff on questions relating to these matters

·Processing of expenses including from company credit and debit card

·Monthly P&L management accounts:

oSales including WIP

oAccruals and prepayments

·Providing monthly financial reports for each on-going project (typically lasting between 3 and 24 months) using Eque2:

oRecord of expenditure against key criteria (stone, labour, consumables, logistics)

oRecord of valuations/invoicing to date and payments received

oInclusion of costs against each Contract Instruction/Variation

·Collation of ad-hoc financial reports and monthly as required

The recruit will:

·Be AAT Qualified or qualified by experience

·Have proven relevant experience, minimum 3 years with Sage 50 (Professional), Sage Payroll and VAT returns

·At least 3 years previous experience working in construction industry in similar role so CIS, valuations, variations etc. are not a new concept

·At least 2 years experience of using Eque2 software strongly preferred

·Be confident and personable

·Be fluent in English – speaking, reading and writing

·Able to handle high volume of transactions on a daily basis

·Be the kind of person who proactively explores and becomes familiar with new financial procedures as they are published (how the furlough scheme is calculated, reverse charge VAT, making tax digital, super deduction tax) and leads the business in implementing each one as they come on line

·Be someone who wants to suggest and improve our existing accounting procedures

Salary£40,000 p/a

Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30-5.30

Holiday:20 + 8 statutory bank holiday days (per full calendar year worked)

Free parking available on site

Please send your CV to

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