We are looking for a Finance Operations Manager - maternity cover to join our team.

£30K - £35K

If you are looking for an exciting career opportunity, why not find out more

About Us

High Speed Training is a team of over 70 people who are striving to fulfil our mission: Deliver training that helps people to be engaged, effective and safe in the career they’ve chosen.

To do this, we create online training courses that help customers across a wide-range of subjects and sectors. Having trained over a million people, we’re always looking to create new ways of engaging with our learners, and we’re looking forward to training the next million.

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Your role in the team

The Finance Operations Manager is responsible for leading a team to provide excellent accounts processing and customer service. This role is focussed on process improvement both within the role remit and in relation to the accounting system, but also working across the business on projects which relate to finance. The person in this role works closely with the Financial Controller in relation to the completion of all accounting tasks.

Main Purposes of role:

  • Managing a team to deliver excellent accounts customer service and ensure all regular accounting tasks are completed.
  • Resolving complex accounting queries.
  • Ownership of sales and purchase ledger, including key reconciliations.
  • Completion of bank reconciliations.
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis as required.
  • Providing opportunities for team development, and ensuring all team members have development plans in place.
  • Process improvement - continually looking to increase the efficiency and accuracy of team processes.
  • Supporting the Financial Controller with the monthly management accounts production, preparing key reconciliations, journals and reports as required.
  • Supporting financial projects across the business in relation to process improvement, systems development or analysis requirements.

Key Tasks:

Routine accounts customer service and processes:

  • Ensure customer emails and calls are responded to in an accurate and timely manner.
  • All routine accounting transactions and processes are completed efficiently and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure team service standards are monitored and maintained, escalating concerns in an appropriate time frame

Team management and development:

  • Set team and individual objectives and review performance.
  • Complete regular 121s with team members.
  • Support team members with their development including providing opportunities and leading training.

Month end:

  • Prepare key reconciliations.
  • Prepare month end adjustment journals.
  • Support preparation of management accounts.
  • Prepare supporting commentary for management accounts, liaising with other business areas as appropriate.
  • Preparation and provision of other routine month end reporting and analysis, e.g; turnover reporting.

Innovation and Improvement:

  • Focus on continuous improvement and development, ensuring in particular that the accounting system (Sage200) is utilised to its full potential.
  • Maintain knowledge of external developments which may impact HST and recommend appropriate response.

Technical Knowledge:

  • Staying ahead of legislation changes which may impact HST.

What we're looking for

  • Accountancy qualification (e.g; AAT Level 2), or qualified by experience
  • Excellent technical knowledge of both accounting processes and HST systems
  • Experience of training and coaching staff
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Experience of working in an accounts related role
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and reprioritise

This is a maternity cover role for at least 12 months.

Our people are at the heart of our business and we offer a great environment where we have fun, celebrate success and give you all the tools you'll need for a rewarding career with a team who are passionate about what they do. This is backed by our recent 3 star accreditation, the highest accolade from Best Companies achieved through our ‘world class’ levels of engagement.

We are fully committed to supporting our staff to work in a flexible way that allows them to balance all of their commitments both inside and outside of work. As we move forward and grow we are committed to supporting our teams to work in a way that lets them be at their best, whether that’s on-site or remotely anywhere in the UK, traditional or flexible working hours.

We'll welcome you on-board with 24 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) with the opportunity to buy additional holiday if you fancy an extended break, a great annual bonus scheme, the latest mobile phone and contract (that’s on us!), and a staff benefits scheme (with over 250 discounts and offers available).

We also offer free life insurance (which covers 4-times your salary), private medical insurance for you and your family and an attractive pension package.

Having fun both inside and outside work is really important to us so we have a highly motivated social committee who organise regular social events which previously ranged from escape rooms, meals out and bowling to Tough Mudders. They’ve even worked hard to keep the fun going virtually since we’ve all been unable to get together.

Our head office is in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. In response to Covid-19 we are currently operating as a fully remote business. We are following government guidelines closely and all employees are working from home wherever possible until further notice. We are open to applications no matter where you are located in the UK and we have moved our interview and onboarding process to be fully virtual.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marital and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, sex or sexual orientation.

Having recently been awarded the prestigious accolade from Best Companies for our ‘world class’ levels of engagement, we secured our place as the 6th best company to work for in the Education and Training sector and the 19th best small company to work for in the UK and we have no plans to stop there.

World Class Company to Work For 2021 Education and Training's Top 10 Organisations to Work For 2021 UK's Top 25 Best Small Companies to Work For 2021

High Speed Training in Ilkley

The picturesque town of Ilkley is situated in the Wharfe Valley, at the southern end of the Yorkshire Dales. The town is famous for its moor and you'll find fantastic countryside and walks for all abilities on our doorstep. The town is also home to one of the largest cycling clubs in the country.

At around a 25 minute commute from Leeds city central (by rail) and easily accessible by road, our main office is in a great location to enjoy all this.