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Are you a fully qualified accounting professional looking for an exciting new challenge? Easyfairs, a dynamic and rapidly growing company, is seeking a talented Finance Manager to join our finance team in Twickenham, London. As the backbone of our finance division, you will play a crucial role in shaping the financial success of our UK, Spanish, Algerian, Italian, and French entities.
About the role
The position of Finance Manager is responsible for the timely and accurate reporting of all finance functions of the division across all entities. They will be expected to work closely with and support the other members of the Finance team (Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Financial Planning & Analysis) as well as the wider Easyfairs UK & Global team providing a service for all things financial throughout the division.
The Finance Manager will be responsible for all accounting work in the UK, Spanish, Algerian, Italian and French entities providing regular reporting to the Head of Business Services, Finance Director and HQ, ultimately culminating in year-end preparation and liaison with auditors through the annual audit.
Responsibilities of the role:
As a Finance Manager at Easyfairs, you will:
Oversee Payroll Services: Manage outsourced payroll services, ensuring accurate reporting, statutory compliance, and seamless collaboration with outsource partners.
Navigate Tax Compliance: Prepare and submit VAT and other tax returns, reconcile VAT control accounts, and liaise with tax authorities.
Maintain Financial Assets: Monitor and maintain bank accounts, fixed asset registers, and intercompany balances across entities.
Collaborate Across Teams: Work closely with Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Financial Planning & Analysis teams to provide comprehensive financial support across the division.
Lead Month-End Processes: Take charge of month-end processes, including management accounts, accruals, prepayments, variance analysis, and reporting to ensure timely and accurate financial insights.
Drive System Management: Manage Navision set up, closure of periods, year-end close, and liaise with HQ for system upgrades.
Audit Coordination: Act as the primary point of contact for year-end audits, preparing necessary documentation, and addressing audit queries.
Support Business Services: Provide data and support for monthly business services KPI reporting and undertake ad-hoc reporting or analysis as required.
The ideal candidate:
- Is a qualified accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA) with at least one year post-qualification experience.
- Demonstrates strong financial control skills, effective time management, and the ability to drive improvement changes.
- Possesses experience with financial systems, preferably Navision.
- Is a self-motivated, well-organised professional who thrives in an autonomous work environment.
- Is results-oriented, dedicated, meticulous, and views themselves as an integral part of the finance team.
Who are we?
Easyfairs is the largest privately owned pan-European event company.
We organise and host more than 200 events in 14 countries (Algeria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) and we manage eight venues in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden. Our passion is to bring business communities and communities of interest together. We strive to “easify” the life of our customers and increase the return on their investment of time and money through all-in formulas, advanced technology and a customer-centric approach. The Easyfairs Group employs 700 highly committed talents. Our commitment to excellence has been recognised several times. We were named Belgium’s “Entrepreneur of the Year®” in 2018 and Deloitte has named us a “Best Managed Company” five years running (2019-23). The company is ranked 19th in the list of the world’s leading exhibition companies.
What are we like to work for?
Where talent development and having fun are part of our company values, Easyfairs is a very dynamic and exciting company to be part of, with over 750 lively and energetic team members. We offer not only an exciting opportunity to be part of this epic journey, but also fantastic career development. Working for us is very rewarding. Be ready to be challenged daily, recognised openly, and to be part of an ambitious growth trajectory!
🎂 Birthday day off
🏡 Flexible working as well as hybrid working
🍾 Fully stocked beer & wine fridge in the office
👶 Enhanced family pay (maternity & paternity)
🚲 Cycle to work scheme
🚂 Interest free travel loans
📚 Free online academy to focus on professional development and upskilling
🧠 Specialist external performance coach services available to all employees
🤝 Employee assistance programme
👩⚕️ 24/7 access to our virtual GP service
🏆 Long service awards
💰 Pension as well as offering salary sacrifice
🕊 Bereavement Counselling and probate helpline
👪 Life cover
🔒 Group income protection
🎉 Regular company socials organised throughout the year
We understand that applicants can be put off applying for a job if they feel they don't fit all of the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills/ experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply! Here at Easyfairs, we are passionate about the power of fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for our team to thrive in. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
If you think this sounds like you, please apply with your CV and covering letter detailing how you are perfect for the job