Finance Manager

Bath (UK)

Dialect is looking for a full-time Finance Manager to manage and administer all of the company’s financial information, systems and processes. As a key member of the management team, this role would suit somebody who has 4-5 years’ experience in a finance role and is keen to develop and be involved with all financial aspects of a growing business with operations in two countries.

Dialect is a fast-moving and rapidly expanding content and media agency with its HQ in San Francisco and its European HQ in Bath (England). The company creates highly-engaging content for global brands in the gaming and tech industries and boasts the likes of Google, Logitech, NVIDIA and Amazon amongst its list of clients.

About this role within Dialect: The company uses cloud-based systems wherever possible to minimise manual inputting and maximise automation when it comes to admin and finance tasks. The Finance Manager’s role in Dialect, therefore, is a mix of administering the cloud-based systems (making sure that all of the finance inputs and outputs are up to date and correct) and ensuring that all finance-related processes and tasks are carried out (e.g. Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Credit control, PAYE, VAT returns, etc).

Role is full-time and based in our new central Bath office
Reports to: Global MD

Key relationships:

  • The Board: Global MD, COO, CEO
  • External certified accountants (for tax compliance and other advice)
  • HMRC
  • Senior Management team
  • Accounts departments of key customers & suppliers

Key Responsibilities

Managing day-to-day financial information, systems and processes:

  • Monitoring and managing the day-to-day financial operations within the company, such as payroll, invoicing, and other transactions
  • Reconciling bank statements (this is done semi-automatically due to a bank feed directly in our accounting system) and ensuring online accounting system is as up to date as possible
  • Setting up all supplier payments for authorisation in online banking system
  • Reporting & financial analysis
  • Reporting (monthly/quarterly/annual management accounts, Balance Sheet)
  • Track the company’s financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement
  • Financial analysis (e.g. cash flow projections)
  • Budgeting & Forecasting with senior executive team
  • Working with external accountants for accounts/tax purposes
  • Monitoring and acting on other finance/administrative requirements (e.g. insurance, office management in the UK, keeping a calendar of financial key dates, etc…)
  • Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company
  • Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation

Skills & Experience

Essential requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in a finance role
  • Numerate and analytical
  • Strong IT skills (use of Excel or equivalent)
  • A demonstrable understanding of business
  • Highly organised
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Phenomenal attention to detail
  • A desire to work in a high-growth & fast-paced environment
  • Impeccable honesty and integrity

Preferred (but not essential) requirements:

  • Qualifications in one of business, finance, accounting or economics
  • Experience of cloud-based accounting software (e.g. Xero, QB Online)
  • Experience of working in an organisation with operations in more than one country

To apply, please send your CV to David Maher Roberts, Global Managing Director