Finance and Operations Manager

On Care Recruitment
London (West)
£30,000 per annum
14 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
We are working on behalf of an exciting, contemporary jewellery brand specialising in the design, marketing and sales of Sterling Silver Jewellery in the UK market. As well as selling their own brand (online retail and wholesale), they also offer a White Label Jewellery service to other brands and retailers where they design and manufacture as per the clients requirements. The Finance and Operations Manager will be responsible for: • Ensuring the efficiency of business operations as well as setting strategic goals for the future. • Ensuring the profitability of the brand’s activities, driving sustainable development and longterm success. • The overall management of the business finances and making sure that the business has a healthy bottom line in line with the Budget. • Identifying, recommending and implementing potential operational efficiencies and improvements to working practices and procedures. You would be required to: Planning and Operations • Oversee daily operations. Maintain/Strengthen relations with existing customers, suppliers and service providers. • Evaluate existing supply chain and look for any opportunities to improve (e.g Quality Control). • Implement any strategic plans and procedures in alignment with the businesses short and long term objectives. • Develop performance measures that support the businesses strategic direction. • Work through problematic situations, providing solutions to ensure recovery and continued growth. Financial • Produce an annual budget, monitor it regularly and be in a position to react to anything unexpected. • Understand the businesses cash requirements and monitor this closely. • Manage & Oversee Book-keeping: Managing creditors & debtors, ensure timely payment, signing off invoices etc. • Support month-end and year-end close process. • Manage external audit (every March). Human Resources • Conduct two reviews per year for each employee. One of these will include a salary review. • Evaluate employees, using reviews as opportunities to set goals, motivate and develop team members. • Oversee Payroll. • Work with Accountant to manage the new workplace pensions scheme (takes effect July 17’) ? Maintain holiday records for each employee. • Discipline employees where necessary and maintain files as required. ? Assist in any future recruitment. The Ideal Candidate will have the following skills: • An aptitude for decision-making and problem-solving - you will work to overcome any obstacles. • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities. • Able to inspire others - must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to direct employees. • The ability to work to tight deadlines (that you may have set yourself). • The ability to multi-task and to juggle several tasks while keeping your eye on the bigger picture. • A proactive attitude – you must be able to generate new ideas and more efficient ways of working. • Excellent organisational skills. • A good understanding of research methods, data analysis techniques and performance/operation metrics. • A solid understanding of key accounting principles and procedures with experience preparing and reading financial reports. • An aptitude for IT – proficient with Microsoft Excel and other standard software packages. This job was originally posted as